PANJIM, JAN 18
Setting up of a state youth commission, providing at least one job per family and unemployment allowance are some of the main demands Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) put before the Chief Minister Digambar Kamat today.
NYC national president Adv Rajeev Kumar Jha along with the organisation’s local unit president Rajan Ghate and other office bearers today submitted a memorandum to the chief minister enlisting their demands.
Later addressing a press conference at party office here, Jha said NYC has been conducting a campaign across the country where in they are highlighting issues pertaining to the youth.
NYC has demanded that a youth commission be constituted with the power to formulate the policies for the overall development of youth
across the state. In addition to this, they have asked for the formation of youth development corporation to finance developmental activities of the youth.
He said the government should ensure that at least one job is provided to a family irrespective of caste and creed. Besides, NYC has also demanded unemployment allowance to the educated unemployed youth.
Jha said that young entrepreneurs should be given financial assistance in the form of soft loans, etc.
Replying to a question, Jha said that he would pursue the issue of land bought by foreigners in violation of FEMA, with the central government. Ghate was the first one to raise the issue though he had not received any support from his own party here. It was only when it became a big issue that the Rane government acted on the issue.
He said the NYC would take it up with NCP so that the issue is raised in the parliament if required.