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Overseas nursing job fair: CM Conrad highlights govt efforts in ensuring job readiness for overseas opportunities

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Shillong, Aug 4: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday said that the government is committed to extend all possible support to trained nurses for job placements in different parts of the world.

While speaking at the overseas nursing job fair in Shillong, the CM highlighted the state’s dedication to supporting nurses in securing employment outside the state and the country.

He also emphasised on the importance of skill-based, multi-disciplinary education. CM Conrad expressed the government’s aim to provide similar opportunities in various sectors. He noted that this approach, rooted in the tribal society’s humility, enhances the advantages of Meghalaya’s human resources.


CM also highlighted government’s efforts to create an ecosystem ensuring job readiness for overseas opportunities.

He stated that the state will explore opportunities in various fields, such as music, healthcare, construction, and more, to ensure the skilling of human resources in the right aspects.

Chief Minister Sangma while addressing the success of skill-based education, shared that the state government’s focus on this approach has led to increased employability among the youth.

“Ensuring that we are able to take steps and reform the social sectors is very crucial for the government,” he said.

CM also talked about the successful hiring of around 500 doctors through the medical recruitment board within a short span of two months.


He also informed about the creation of a board to procure medicine supplies in a well-organized manner.

Highlighting the importance of nursing in the global market, the CM mentioned that India is expected to supply over 40% of skilled labor for the next two to three decades.

With over 11,000 registered members in the Meghalaya nursing council, the state is determined to skill its youth in various traits to meet the growing demand abroad.

Companies from Japan, Singapore, Germany, the Middle East, Australia, and more presented their strengths and opportunities during the nursing job fair. The state government pledged to support all candidates selected by these companies and contribute up to Rs.50,000 per candidate for training expenses. The rest of the expense shall be deducted from the candidates’ salaries once they are employed.

Chief Minister Sangma also urged the nursing community to consider overseas placements, he highlighted the salary ranges from 1.3 lakh to 2 lakh rupees based on skill and experience.

CM also emphasized that approximately Rs.80,000 to 1 lakh can be sent back to Meghalaya for their families, making overseas employment an attractive opportunity for the state’s youth.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that this initiative would create a quality community of Meghalaya residents abroad, contributing significantly to the state’s economy, similar to other states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.

The Meghalaya Skill Development Society, in collaboration with the Labor Department and Health Department, is actively working to ensure the success of this initiative.

The government remains committed to empowering its youth by exploring similar opportunities in sectors like construction, hospitality, BPO, and more.

Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh, Minister, Health & Family Welfare, who was also present at the event said, “We need to handhold the enthusiastic citizens of the State who in spite of having acquired the necessary training are still without jobs.”

Cabinet Minister also urged the aspiring nurses seeking employment to sharpen their skills not only in the profession of nurses but learn the technologies being used in the different countries and also expose themselves to the languages of the country of their placement.

Further, she urged HR Agencies to ensure the safety of the nurses in the countries of their employment. Though about a 150 nurses were also present from Garo Hills the Minister informed that a Overseas Nursing Job fair will also be held in Tura to reach out to aspiring nurses from Garo Hills.

The overseas nursing job fair was held in collaboration with Navis HR Pvt Ltd, Nursedge, The Trained Nurses Association India, and Ajith Enterprise, was organised by Meghalaya State Skill Development Society and the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Meghalaya.

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