first_imgKolkata: Thirty Career Paramarsh Kendras (CPK) set up by the backward Classes Welfare and Tribal department throughout the state are working well in providing assistance to the SC and ST students and unemployed youths.The scheme was adapted in the first meeting of WB Scheduled Caste Advisory Council chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Eleven CPKs have been set up in North Bengal, while the remaining 19 have been set up in South Bengal. In the second phase, another 37 CPKs will be established. Once, all the CPKs come up, there will one centre in each sub-division. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThese centres give information on organisation, industry, business house and sectors having potential job or self employment. The centres have the database on the government schemes for self employment and financing tie-ups.The CPKs will counsel at least 3,000 visitors. The centres will facilitate at least 500 candidates with suitable self-employment. The centres will organise job fairs and placement services. They will explore opportunity and potential of self employment in sectors like agriculture, horticulture, pisciculture, animal resources development, micro small and medium enterprises in the locality. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe centres are also providing 300 hours training to 150 selected candidates and place at least 100 of them with job employment.The centres are being maintained and managed by WB SC, ST and OBC Development and Finance Corporation under the backward Classes Welfare and Tribal Development (BCW).The centres have come up as a major boon to the SC and ST students and unemployed youths as they did not have any information about the job opportunities in private and public sectors so far. Mamata Banerjee took the initiative of setting up the centres with a view to make them self-reliant.last_img