The Department of Employment, Government of Haryana and Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, have signed an MoU to create 35,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state. The MoU was signed at the launch of ‘Saksham Saarthi’, a part of Hon’ble Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s Saksham Haryana initiative. ‘Saksham Haryana’ was rolled out by the state government early last year to empower the youth of the state through various skill development initiatives.
Accepted by Pranav Mehta, Director, Ola in the presence of Shri Vipul Goel, Minister of Industries and Commerce, Environment and Industrial Training, and Shri Nayab Saini, Minister of State, Labour & Employment (Independent Charge), Government of Haryana; the MoU reflects Ola’s commitment to accelerate the state government’s efforts of creating 2 lakh jobs for the youth of the state.
Founded in 2011 by Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhati, Ola is one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies. Ola integrates city transportation for customers and driver-partners onto a mobile technology platform ensuring convenient, transparent, and quick service fulfilment. Ola is focused on leveraging the best of technology and building innovative solutions ground-up that are relevant at global scale. Notably, in 2016, Ola Play the world’s first connected car platform for ride-sharing was launched, transforming commuting experiences and setting the tone for global innovation in this space. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 110+ cities, can connect with over 1,000,000 driver-partners across cabs, auto-rickshaws, and taxis. Driven by a hyperlocal approach, Ola is committed to its mission of building mobility for a billion people
‘Saksham Haryana’ scheme was launched by Hon’ble Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to skill and provide employment opportunities for the youth in the state. Launched on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, ‘Saksham Saarthi’ also commemorates the 3rd anniversary of Skill India Mission launched under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Shri Nayab Saini, Minister of State, Labour & Employment and Mines & Geology, GoH said,
“The State Government has fixed a target to tap the employment potential for two lakh youth in the state by way of jobs in the Government and private sector as well as through self employment. Skill development is key to professional growth and we will thus, be working with various bodies, and companies like Ola to customise and upgrade the existing training infrastructure. Through ‘Saksham Saarthi’, the government will be able to mobilize the untapped potential of the youth in our state and support them in their journey towards entrepreneurship.”
Shri Vipul Goyal, Minister for Skill Development and Industrial Training, Industries & Commerce and Environment, GoH said,
“Being one of India’s biggest industrial hubs, Haryana is growing at a massive pace. There are ample opportunities for our youth and through the right set of skills, a sustainable and respectable living is an achievable target. Under the leadership of our hon’ble Chief Minister, we are confident of achieving our target of 2 lakh job opportunities. We appreciate Ola’s efforts in supporting the Government’s vision and mission.”
Pranav Mehta, Director at Ola said,
“We at Ola are committed to making a difference in all the states where we operate our services. Haryana is a key market for us, with cities such as Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Panchkula, etc. contributing significantly to our growth. Given the ease of doing business in the state, backed by progressive initiatives such as ‘Saksham Haryana’, we are proud to work with the Government of Haryana. In fact, all such efforts go a long way in contributing to the all -round development of the state and in the process also create thousands of entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth.”
Present in 5 cities in Haryana (Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panchkula, Ambala and Kurukshetra), Ola offers categories like Micro, Mini, Share, Prime Sedan, Prime Play, Prime SUV, Prime Exec, Auto, Bike, Rentals and Outstation to its users in the state. Driver partners associated with Ola get the opportunity to avail in-trip insurance, 24*7 support centre, facilities of Ola’s partner world, ease of cashless transactions, regular health check-ups, training in soft skills, in addition to the large pool of customers using the Ola platform.