As part of the “Rozgar Mela” on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted his government’s efforts to create jobs in the last eight years, in spite of the opposition’s constant criticism of the government regarding unemployment.
In his address after more than 75,000 people were given appointment letters for various government jobs in the first tranche, Modi acknowledged the challenges facing the economy the world over with many countries hit by record inflation and unemployment. The Indian government is taking all possible measures to ensure the country does not suffer any further harm.
It is a fact that the global economic situation is not very favorable. There are several large economies that are experiencing difficulties.
The prime minister said that no one believes that the side effects of the once-in-a-century COVID-19 pandemic will go away in 100 days, adding that the crisis is grave and global.
However, India is taking new initiatives and risks to protect our country from these problems. The job is challenging, but with your blessings, we have been protected till now,” he added, adding that his government addressed the shortcomings that hampered economic growth.
As a result of the increased efficiency of government departments, India has improved from being the 10th largest economy in the world to occupying the fifth spot, according to Modi.
During his speech to the new appointees, Modi cited numerous measures taken by the government to boost employment opportunities in the manufacturing, infrastructure, and tourism sectors.
As a result of the failure of the government to create adequate employment opportunities, the opposition has used unemployment as a major platform in several state elections.
The government rejected this claim, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) citing its victories in most of the elections to support its position.
As well as citing the record amount of loans provided under the “Mudra” scheme, Modi noted the assistance to the tune of more than Rs 3 lakh crore during the pandemic helped avert a crisis that threatened 1.5 crore jobs in the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) sector.
During the last eight years, the Centre has been working on multiple fronts to create maximum employment opportunities for young people, and the “Rozgar Mela” is an important milestone in creating employment and self-employment.
In addition to promoting agriculture, MSME, and other sectors, the government is working to upgrade the skills of young people. According to the prime minister, more than 1.25 crore people have been trained under Skill India.
Prime Minister Modi in June directed that more than 10 lakh people would be recruited during the next 18 months by various ministries and departments.
According to the prime minister, even though his government has been creating employment for eight years, the Centre has decided to offer appointment letters to 75,000 youngsters on Saturday in honor of the 75th anniversary of independence.
We decided to initiate a tradition of issuing appointment letters in one go so that departments develop a collective attitude of completing projects on time,” he explained.
Further employment opportunities have been created through initiatives such as liberalizing the drone policy, opening up the space policy, and extending loans worth Rs 20 lakh crore under the Mudra scheme, according to Modi.
This is the first time a self-employment program of this magnitude has been implemented in the county.
According to him, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has crossed the Rs 4 lakh crore mark for the first time in the country, and more than four crore jobs have been created in the sector.
According to the prime minister, the Start-Up India campaign showcased the potential of young people, and the MGNREGA employment scheme has benefited seven crore people.
The most ambitious projects for the country in the 21st century have been “Make in India” and “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”, he said, adding that India is moving away from being an importer towards becoming an exporter.
Modi stated that the government is working comprehensively in the manufacturing and tourism sectors, both of which have large employment potential. He cited the PLI scheme, which provides incentives based on production. According to him, the results of the program are already evident in many sectors.
In his remarks, the prime minister noted that approximately 17 lakh people joined the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) in August, becoming part of the country’s formal economy. About eight lakh of these individuals are between the ages of 18 and 25.
According to Modi, the infrastructure sector has been a significant source of employment due to its emphasis on building roads, ports, airports, and railways.
He says more than three crore houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. According to the Prime Minister, the country plans to spend more than Rs 100 lakh crore on infrastructure.
In his remarks, he urged the new appointees to always remember their kartavya path (duties).
“You have been appointed to serve the citizens of the country. In his view, government jobs are more about commitment than facilities and offer the opportunity to serve the people meaningfully.”
A total of 38 ministries or departments of the Government of India will welcome
A total of 38 ministries or departments of the Government of India will welcome the new recruits from across the country. There will be various levels at which they will be appointed to the government, including Group A and B (gazetted), Group B (non-gazetted), and Group C (non-gazetted).
According to a government statement, appointments are being made for officers in the central armed forces, sub-inspectors, constables, LDCs, stenographers, personal assistants, income tax inspectors, and MTS.
Thousands of young people were presented with appointment letters across the country by more than 50 Union ministers.
The BJP believes that the major employment exercise will give it a boost and blunt the opposition’s attack as the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections approach.
A recent annual report by the Department of Expenditure on Pay and Allowances indicates that the total number of regular central government civilian employees (including those in the Union territories) as of March 1, 2020 was 31.91 lakh, as opposed to the sanctioned strength of 40.78 lakh. Approximately 21.75 per cent of the posts were vacant.
Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) indicate that India’s unemployment rate fell to 6.43 per cent in September due to increased employment in rural and urban areas.