The Deputy Director Employment and Counseling Centre, LAHDC, Kargil office was established during the year 1981 and came to force as highest inspiring force of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, LAHDC, Kargil, and Counseling Centre, Kargil for registration of Youths of this District and placed the candidate to the various intending agencies for recruitment of Central Government vacancies. Moreover the Jammu and Kashmir has sanctioned the many schemes to uplift the weaker section of the unemployed youth, and to establish their venture for income generating. It is the main implementing agency for the various schemes to the unemployed youth as Technical and Non-Technical in this District, and thus the backbone for empowering to the unemployed educated youth in the District at the grass root level. In order to avoid the burning problems of the unemployed educated youth and the opportunities in the Government sector are very limited and under the circumstances the development of service, trade and small scale industries is the viable option for the creation of employment opportunities for the unemployed youths of the District.

Activities, Schemes, Progames.

The Deputy Director Employment and Counseling Centre, LAHDC, Kargil performs following functions:

  • Registration of unemployed youth.
  • Implementation of Jammu and Kashmir State Self Employment Scheme.
  • Implementation of Voluntary Service Allowance (VSA) Scheme.
  • Registration of Self Help Group.
  • Career Counselling and Guidance.
  • Collection of Employment Market Information.

Registration of Unemployed Youth

Registration is a Voluntary process. The unemployed youth should come forward for their registration as it helps.

  • To create and maintain a database of all the unemployed educated youth of the state for policy planning by the Government.
  • To Categorize different unemployed youth according to their qualification and technical qualification. The unemployed youth who wish to register at their respective District Employment and Counseling Centre becomes eligible for the following benefits:
    • Access to reading rooms / career corners providing essential educational and preparatory materials for various competitive exams / admission to training institutes.
    • Access to the World Wide Web for downloading examination / recruitment forms and other related information.
    • Access to the expert counselling.
    • Eligibility for Voluntary Service Allowance if member of target group.
    • It is essential to be registered with DECC to avail benefits under the various employment generating schemes being implemented by other departments/ institutions VSA etc.


  • Original Copies of all Qualification Certificates.
  • Date of birth Certificates
  • State subject
  • Category Certificate, if any
  • Proof of identity.

Male = 4504
Female = 3076

Self Employment Scheme

Jammu and Kashmir Self Employment Scheme (JKSES) was launched in 1995 to promote entrepreneurship among the educated unemployed youth aged 18-42 of J & K State. In this regard the scheme has implemented in the District, and provide the funds from the District plan, LAHDC, Kargil on account of Margin Money, Capital Subsidy and Interest Subsidy in favour of the entrepreneur who has established their venture for income generating


  • Age 18-42 for qualification in the general category and 5 years relaxation for women and persons belonging for SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman / physically handicapped.
  • Holder of atleast a middle pass certificate.
  • Permanent resident of J & K.
  • Candidate should be unemployed and should not have drawn any loan from any bank / financial institutions for setting up of venture of his/her own.


The selection of the candidates is done by the District Task Force Committee (DTFC), headed by the concerned District Development Commissioner, after inviting application from all the interested eligible person and interviewing them to assess the technical feasibility and economic viability of the project, the cases of the selected person are then sponsored to the various banks for sanction of loan on their favour. Once the cases are sanctioned, margin money and subsidy in released by the employment department into their accounts. After the units are established, interest subsidy is released periodically into their loan accounts. The candidates selected by the DTFC, can establish their units with the following upper ceiling of project costs.

  • For Retail Trade upto Rs 2.00 lacs
  • For Industry / Service etc. upto Rs 3.00 lacs
  • For Joint Venture (minimum two people) Rs 10.00 lacs.

The units can be established as per the following pattern:

  • Loan from Bank 75 %
  • Margin Money 15 %
  • Contribution of the candidate 5%
  • Capital subsidy 5 % ( Maximum Rs 7500/-)

Interest Subsidy:

The entrepreneurs who establish their units are entitled to interest subsidy in the following pattern.

  • During first 6 months - @ 100 %
  • One year after 6 months - @ 75 %
  • Next 6 months - @ 50 %


The Voluntary Service Allowance Scheme (VSA) has been launched as a part of "Sher-i-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth" The objective of the scheme is to provide financial support to eligible educated unemployed youth aged between 26-37 years. In exchange for VSA, beneficiaries may have to render 12 hours of service per week. VSA Support is given for three years, with the expectation that by the end of this period, the beneficiary will have found a suitable employment.



  • Educational qualification of matriculate and above.
  • Age of 26 years or have not exceeded the age of 37 years on January 1st in the year of application.
  • Compulsory registration with District Employment and Counseling Centre.
  • Annual House hold income does not exceed 1.50 lacs from all sources.

VSA is distributed by monthly direct Bank deposits depending upon the qualification of the candidate in the following manner:

  • Rs 600/- per month for 10th passed
  • Rs 650/- per month for 12th passed
  • Rs 700/- per month for 12th passed and ITI/other equivalent qualification.
  • Rs 850/- per month for 12th passed + professional qualification (3 years from a recognized institution).
  • Rs 1000/- per month for Graduates.
  • Rs 1200/- per month for Post Graduates and Engineering / Medical Graduates and equivalent in the field of computer science, technology and education. (An additional Rs 50/- per month is granted to qualifying women candidates).


To educate the unemployed youth about the career opportunities and to build their confidence and understanding of their own intrinsic potential, the Department of Employment is providing career counseling and guidance. Experts are providing valuable, personalized advice for developing soft skills and conduction training programme for emerging entrepreneurs in many areas, including managerial and accounting skills, quality management, marketing, interaction of new technologies etc. District Employments and Couselling Centre also provide information regarding all Government jobs and advertisement issued by J & K Public Service Commission (PSC) / J & K Services Selection Board (SSB), Zila Sainik Board, etc.


With a view to address the growing unemployment among Engineers, the Government launched a well envisioned Self Employment Scheme for Self Group of Engineers by organizing them into groups and allotting them construction works executed by various Works/ Development Department/ Agencies under the control of the State Government.

The various department / agencies identified for allotment of works to SHG include:

  • PWD (R&B) Department
  • PWD (Irrigation and Flood Control) Department
  • Public Health Engineering Department.
  • Power Development Department
  • Rural Dev. Department and so on.


The Deputy Commissioner / CEO, LAHDC, Kargil is functioning as Chairman and Deputy Director Employment Kargil as member secretary of the selection committee (DSSRB, LAHDC), Kargil. The Department advertises the District Cadre posts and recruiting the posts to solve the burning problems of the educated youths of the District, as per the requisition made by the intending Department.


This office issued the NOCs in favour of the unemployed youths for establishing of various income generating units and to desirous candidates who needs the certificates for various purposes. During the year 2014-15, this office issued NOCs in favour of (595) desirous unemployed youths.