Admitting that arranging jobs for youth was a serious challenge before the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said efforts are being made to woo industrialists to invest in the state.
Addressing convocation of a private university here, Akhilesh said, "To arrange jobs for the youth was a serious challenge before the government and it was making efforts accordingly."
He said that efforts were being made by the government that industrialists set up units in the state so that youths get new employment opportunities and for this new infrastructure and industrial policy has been implemented.
Akhilesh said the government was providing unemployment allowance for basic needs of the youth who are yet to get a job.
He said that government has taken important measures in the field of education, and promoting girl education was the government's priority area.
The CM said that apart from Kanya Vidyadhan and financial assistance to high school pass girls of minority community, the government has decided to give free medical and engineering education to poor girls.
Speaking on the occasion, UP Governor B L Joshi stressed on creating an environment of interest towards research and to maintain the quality of the work in the universities.
Addressing the convocation the Governor said that the research work should be such that it creates identity at international level.
Joshi told the students that getting a degree was not the end of the journey, but start of a mission.
The chief minister announced a slew of measures for the judiciary in the state.
He was addressing a convention of Judicial Services Association here. Akhilesh announced to set up family courts in 63 districts of the state, besides setting up of a judicial officers welfare fund.
He also announced laptop to officials of higher judicial services and to set up a revolving fund for treatment at specialised institute.
The CM said that at present there were family courts in only 12 districts and it would also be set up in remaining 63 districts.
He said that retired judicial officers would be appointed as consultant in the High Court and an auditorium would be constructed at the training institute in Gomti Nagar area.
Akhilesh said a separate hostel would be constructed for female judicial officers at the institute and laptop would be given to officers of higher judicial services under training programme.
He said that a financial assistance of rupees five crore would be given for UP Judicial Officers Welfare Fund.
The CM said that a revolving fund would be set up for treatment of judicial officers at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute so that they get facility of cashless treatment.
Despite limited financial resources the state government has been sensitive towards the interests of the judiciary, he said.
Akhilesh said that Rs 100 crore has been provided for the under-construction building of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court.
Rs 200 crore was given for construction of subordinate courts and residential buildings in newly created districts and another Rs 15 crore for land acquisition.
Speaking on the occasion, acting Chief Justice of the High Court Amitav Lala said that judicial officers were associated with a service of special importance and their social responsibility was much higher.