West Bengal State Mission for Employment (WBSME)
 
The State Government is very seriously looking after the matter regarding creation of newer avenues for employment generation for the unemployed student-youth of our state. This is why, as desired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, a new organization has been set up under my Department styled as ‘West Bengal State Mission for Employment’ in short WBSME to speed up the overall activities of creation of newer scopes for employment generation through intensive monitoring of the activities of those Departments of Government of West Bengal which are directly engaged in providing Skill Development Training yielding to self-employment. Presently, the following Departments have been brought under this Mission :
 
1. Self Help Group & Self Employment Dept.   2. Micro & Small Scale Enterprises & Textiles Dept.
3. Minorities Affairs & Madrasah Education Dept.   4. Panchayat & Rural Development Dept.
5. Backward Classes Welfare Dept   6. Labour Dept.
7. Fisheries Dept.   8. Animal Resources Development Dept.
9. Commerce & Industries Dept.   10. Technical Education & Training Dept.
11. Home Dept.   12. Municipal Affairs Dept.
13. Food Processing Industries & Horticulture Dept.   14. Department of Youth Services & Sports
 
The Department of Youth Services & Sports will monitor the activities of all these Departments as well as act as the co-ordinating agency of this Mission. At present, the Departments under the WBSME are regularly having meeting within themselves in every month and the development in the sphere of providing Skill Development Training and the progress in regards to self-employment are being discussed there. The Mission is thus helping positively in speeding up the overall process of monitoring and co-coordinating the different activities of creation of scopes for employment generation. I belief that the WBSME will definitely play a significant role in achieving the target set by the State Government for creation of newer opportunities of employment generation.