August 31, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Jalandhar: The Congress government of Punjab lead by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, just for the sake of fulfilling its poll manifesto promise of ‘har ghar naukari’ with youth organised an expedient job fair which ultimately turned out to be a flop show. The 10-day job fair is organised for polytechnic and ITI passouts at CT Institutes.
It is been reported by the media sources that even on the seventh day today, most aspirants who travelled to the campus here returned disillusioned. Their grouse is that there are a few companies to match their profile and that the monthly salary offered is in the range of Rs 9,000 and Rs 11,000.
“We have appeared for five-six interviews since August 21 when the job fair started. The package being offered is too low that we cannot even meet the expenses of our commuting to the company office. This is our third visit to the campus. We came on August 22 as well, but no company turned up that day and we left after submitting our resume,” reads the quote from the statement given by Navjot Kaur of Behram and Parneet from Phillaur, both diploma holders in computer sciences and job aspirants.
“There were just four companies here to suit my qualification — John Dere, HR International, Vishal Tools and Nova Fitness. So far, there has been no offer from any of them. I might have to return disappointed. I had thought that I would have a fair chance here than at my institute placement fair, but I was under a wrong impression,” Gurinder Singh from Hoshiarpur, an ITI passout from mechanical engineering diploma, said while interacting with the media.
“We were expecting something better than what we are already getting. A company requiring mechanical engineering diploma holder offered us Rs 9,200 salary with three-year bond. We rejected it out rightly. Another Jalandhar-based company wanted only a local applicant and did not consider us even for interview even as we told them that we reside just about 30 km away,” statement by Sajan Sharma, Sukhwinder Kumar and Aman Kalia from Marar village of Kapurthala, after getting dejected from the job fair.
The situation of BTech students, who appeared for job interviews at IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, was no diffrent from the rest of others. They reportedly approached Technical Education Minister Charanjit Channi, who visited the campus today, over fewer choices. The minister in an irresponsible statement reportedly told them not to always look for Infosys and HCL and think of other openings too.