The programme to provide jobs for all unemployed graduates and diploma holders have commenced and the application should be submitted before February 14, the President’s Media Division said.
It said the objective of this programme is to create a situation in which all young people have the opportunity to contribute to the sustainable development process on a credible and rational basis to create a work culture beneficial to the country.
The programme is planned and implemented according to ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’, the policy statement of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Prospective candidates must have completed a Degree or Diploma programme recognised by the University Grants Commission before 31.12.2019.
“They should not be more than 35 years of age on that date. The applicant should be a permanent resident of the area that comes under the Divisional Secretariat to which the application is submitted and should not have been employed for a period of three years immediately preceding this process,” the PMD said.
Duly completed application form, with a photocopy of the Degree or Diploma certificate and the detailed result sheet (certified copies of original documents attested by a Justice of Peace or by an Attorney- at- law) should be sent through the Speed Post Courier Service of the Postal Department of Sri Lanka before February 14.
Application forms could be downloaded from www.presidentsoffice.gov.lk website.
The applicant should be a permanent resident of the area that comes under the Divisional Secretariat to which the application is submitted and should not have been employed for a period of three years immediately preceding this process
Applications should be forwarded to the address: The Programme to provide jobs for unemployed graduates and diploma holders 2020, Corporate management and Co-ordination Division, Presidential Secretariat, Galle Face, Colombo 01.
If the applicant is a graduate, on the top left-hand corner of the envelope it should be stated ‘Graduate/ (Name of the District) and if the applicant is a diploma holder on the envelope should be stated’ Diploma Holder/ (Name of the District).
Applications received after the deadline will be rejected. Selected candidates will be employed in the Ministry of Education (Rural and Estate Schools), Department of Irrigation, Department of Agrarian Services, Department of Wildlife, Department of Indigenous Medicine, Ministry of Health (Rural Hospitals / Dispensary), Survey Department, Department of Agriculture, Department of Minor Export Crops, Department of Valuation and Department of Immigration and Emigration.
A monthly allowance of Rs. 20,000 will be paid during the one-year training period. Appointments are made on a district basis and it is compulsory to serve for five years in the district where the first appointment is made.