Odisha Transport Minister Felicitates 30 Skilled Drivers For Securing Job In Japan


Today, Bibhuti Bhusan Jena, the minister of commerce and transport, honored thirty accomplished Odia drivers who were able to land high-paying jobs in Japan.The Minister wished the drivers well and stated that newly hired drivers should strive for safety, good behavior, and zero casualties. Jena went on to say that the government’s pledges in the manifesto on employment have prioritized the Commerce and Transport Department. The minister noted that Odisha is the only state in the nation to provide its drivers such cutting-edge job prospects.

The Department of Commerce and Transport is making a concerted effort to help drivers in Odisha find work. In the past, employment agreements were negotiated through a number of esteemed businesses in the state and nation. The state is now going above and beyond to give its drivers employment options overseas. These drivers will have high-paying jobs in Japan with benefits. Thirty drivers from Odisha have been chosen to work in Japan during the first phase. Navis HR and the Japanese delegation handled the hiring procedure. 180 drivers from the state government’s Heavy Vehicle Training Center took part in the selection process, a press statement from the administration stated.

These drivers will receive instruction in Bengaluru on the language, customs, and laws of Japan before departing for the country. Also, their visas and passports will be coordinated. It further stated that the entire cost per driver for this procedure is Rs 2.3 lakh. The State Transport Authority frequently implements a number of traffic safety initiatives. The agency is putting the SuVahak Scheme into action in an effort to lower traffic accidents and improve driver skills. Four heavy truck training centers around the state are part of this program, which is run by public-private partnerships. For trainees who pass, these institutions provide free instruction, lodging, meals, and assistance in obtaining a driver’s license.

Under this program, 21,964 drivers have completed refresher training and 4488 drivers have received instruction specific to heavy vehicles. Employment chances are regularly extended to successful trainees. 1254 drivers have been placed with different companies thus far. In this area of work, women have also proven their abilities. Now, the state is seeing renewed success in offering job possibilities abroad. After welcoming the Minister, Transport Commissioner Amitabh Thakur offered introductory remarks, followed by Usha Padhee, Principal Secretary of the Commerce and Transport Department. Senior Department and State Transport Authority officials attended the program.

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