Monday, December 5, 2011

BIS #2719 GENERATION EMPLOYMENT FOR HUNDRED MILLION - SKOCH SUMMIT (SNF)


Divya David

DELHI, DECEMBER 05, 2011: Skoch development foundation is an autonomous policy oriented body, which works towards social, digital and financial inclusion. They organized their twenty seventh summit on November 29- 30, 2011 in New Delhi on Generating Employment. The summit had eminent speakers such as Mr. Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications and IT; Kamal Nath, Minister, for Urban Development, K R Kamath, Chairman P&B Bank; R Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The need to generate hundred million jobs innovations to employment generation and the FDI policy in achievement this goal was discussed.
 The second session saw drivers for Generating Employment; panelists were the Secretaries and Joint Secretaries of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Coal, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Rural Development and Head of Cluster Development Initiative and Limited United India Insurance.
A Conclave on Housing and Poverty Alleviation was deliberated by eminent speakers such as Aruna Sundararajan, Joint Secretary (RAY), Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Pankaj Jain, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Rakesh Ranjan, Director, Planning Commission, K K Pandey, Professor, Indian Institute of Public Affairs, Rakesh Ranjan, Director, Planning Commission, Jatinder Singh, Secretary – Education and Skill Development, PHD Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Barnabe D'Souza, Director, Don Bosco Research Institute deliberated on housing and Poverty alleviation with special focus on marginalized groups.
At the conclusion of the first day while releasing a book by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission he and Mr. P Chidambaram Minster for Home affairs elucidated Government plans on generating employment.
On November 30, 2011, the Eleventh Thinkers and Writers The speakers were distinguished scholars from private sector corporate houses and government project partners. Ms. Divya David from Don Bosco Research Centre presented a paper on Gendered Employment Generation and Women Empowerment laying stress on the necessity for adequate skill formation for the marginalized groups. Fr. Barnabe D'Souza presented a paper on Skill Formation among Marginalized Youth drawn from the research of such poverty groups.
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