Students show no interest in recruitment drives under Udaan

Jaswinder Singh Baidwan

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After a number of job aspirants from the state alleged that they were “deceived” by Indian Overseas Bank in the name of selection under the Central government’s Udaan scheme, students from various colleges of the winter capital are reluctant to participate in the counselling sessions of the companies.
Some of the city colleges did not even entertain the companies that had recently visited to select the candidates.
The Tribune had earlier reported that Indian Overseas Bank after taking two years to complete the recruitment process, which included a written test and interview, had cancelled the selection procedure.
The candidates alleged that they were “deceived” by the bank, which had cancelled the selection procedure on the plea that they did not get suitable candidates from the state.
“We are not going to take part in any of the recruitment drive conducted by the companies from various parts of the country,” said a student of Government SPMR College of Commerce.
“The cancellation of recruitment process by Indian Overseas Bank is an eye opener for us. After such a lengthy procedure, the bank played with the future of aspirants by cancelling the selection process,” he said, adding that recently, representatives from various companies had visited the college for recruitment. “But there was hardly any enthusiasm among students,” he said.
“Also the salary package, the companies are offering during recruitment drives is meager. It is almost impossible to survive in big cities with such a poor income, ranging between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000,” said Animesh, another student.
Principal, Government MAM College, Dr Anita Sudan said: “This year too, officers/officials from various companies had approached us to visit the college. But we did not take interest as students are not that keen to take part in the recruitment drive under the Udaan.”
The Udaan scheme launched by Ministry of Home Affairs in 2011 is being implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation with an aim to provide employment to youth.