Leader of Opposition in Telangana Legislative Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir slammed the TRS Government for tarnishing the image of Telangana at the global level.
In a media statement on Sunday, Shabbir Ali said that the TRS Government has completely wound up the NRI Cell which was established by him as the then minister for NRI Affairs during previous Congress regime. He said that the NRI Cell had ensured that participation of Telugus in almost all global events besides helping those working in foreign countries. He said that the TRS Government has stopped funding for the NRI Cell and brought its activities to almost nil. This has badly affected the image of new State at the global level.
Shabbir Ali said that the NRI Cell imparted training to youth, especially those hailing from north Telangana, in various skills through the National Academy of Construction. The trained youth had more employability and were preferred abroad, especially in Gulf countries. However, he said it was due to the negligent attitude of TRS Government that the youth were not getting any training before coming to foreign countries in search of jobs. Consequently, most of them are facing huge problems due to lack of skills.
The Congress leader said that the NRIs and workers from Telangana State were not getting any assistance from the State Government due to defunct NRI Cell. He said that the drought situation in Telangana has increased the number of Gulf aspirants. The children of drought-hit farmers are preparing to go to Gulf countries to help their parents. However, due to lack of training and assistance, they are unable to get proper job opportunities. He demanded that the State Government revive the NRI Cell and allocate sufficient funds. He also asked the State Government to revive training of Gulf aspirant youth across the State. (INN)