Adv Skandan stresses on employment generation, skill upgradation
SRINAGAR, SEP 24:
Advisor to Governor, K Skandan, today chaired 156th Board of Directors meeting
of J&K Industries Limited (JKI) here during which he stressed on employment
generation and skill upgradation of J&K youth.
The meeting was
attended by Financial Commissioner Finance, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal
Secretary Industries and Commerce, Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Managing Director
JKI, Javed Iqbal and other concerned.
The Board meeting
was informed about the ongoing business revival plan of JKI which would provide
direct market to around 20,000 cocoon rearers by establishing or up-gradation
of Silk Filatures and weaving factories both at Jammu and Kashmir regions.
It was given out
that up-gradation of the Government Woollen Mills Bemina and the
re-commissioning of the wool spinning plants at Solina and Nowshera would
result in development of the wool sector by providing direct market linkage to
around 50,000 sheep rearers.
The board while
approving the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in favour of the
employees directed the management for completion of the audit of accounts up to
2018-19 by October 2019.
The Board also
approved the proposal of Rs 76 crore submitted by JKI under the Prime
Minister’s Investment Package for J&K.