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Govt job rush: in 8 years, 22 crore utilized, solely 7.22 lakh had been chosen

THE rush for presidency jobs continued unabated over the past eight years however lower than 1 per cent of purposes obtained had been chosen. Of the 22.05 crore purposes obtained from 2014-15 to 2021-22, solely 7.22 lakh or 0.33 per cent, had been advisable for appointment in numerous Central authorities departments, the federal government knowledgeable the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

In a written reply, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State within the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State within the Prime Minister’s Workplace, knowledgeable the Lok Sabha that the utmost variety of candidates — 1.47 lakh — advisable for appointment was in 2019-20, the yr earlier than the total outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The yr, which additionally noticed elections to the Lok Sabha, accounted for just a little greater than 20 per cent of the entire 7.22 lakh chosen throughout the eight years.

The broad pattern means that the variety of candidates chosen for presidency jobs has been declining since 2014-15, with 2019-20 being the one exception. In 2014-15, 1.30 lakh candidates had been advisable for appointment however the quantity dropped constantly within the following years — 1.11 lakh in 2015-16; 1.01 lakh in 2016-17; 76,147 in 2017-18; 38,100 in 2018-19, 78,555 in 2020-21 and 38,850 in 2021-22.

Whereas solely 7.22 lakh candidates had been chosen for appointment within the final eight years, the Centre had on June 14 this yr introduced it will recruit 10 lakh folks in “mission mode” over the following 18 months. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister’s Workplace after PM Narendra Modi “reviewed the standing of Human Sources in all departments and ministries.”

The data offered by Singh additionally reveals {that a} complete variety of 22.05 crore purposes had been obtained since 2014. The utmost purposes (5.09 crore) had been obtained in 2018-19, and the least – 1.80 crore – in 2020-21.

An evaluation of the information reveals that towards an annual common of two.75 crore purposes obtained over the eight years, 90,288 candidates had been chosen on a median yearly. The proportion of candidates chosen from the variety of purposes obtained throughout the eight years was within the vary of 0.07 per cent to 0.80 per cent.

Itemizing varied initiatives to create jobs in his reply to the query by Anumula Revanth Reddy, Congress MP from Telangana, Singh mentioned,  “Employment era coupled with bettering employability is the precedence of the Authorities. Accordingly, the Authorities of India has taken varied steps for producing employment within the nation.”

“Price range 2021-22 launched Manufacturing Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes, with an outlay of Rs. 1.97 lakh crore, for a interval of 5 years ranging from 2021-22. The PLI Schemes being carried out by the Authorities have potential for creating 60 lakh new jobs… The Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) is being carried out by the Authorities for facilitating self-employment. Below PMMY, collateral free loans as much as Rs 10 lakh, are prolonged to micro/ small enterprise enterprises and to people to allow them to arrange or broaden their enterprise actions,” he mentioned.

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The opposite schemes listed by Singh embrace the Prime Minister Avenue Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi launched on June 1, 2020, to facilitate collateral free working capital mortgage to road distributors to restart their companies, the AtmaNirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) launched on October 1, 2020, to incentivise employers for creation of recent jobs and restoration of jobs misplaced throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. As on July 13 this yr, there have been 59.54 lakh ABRY beneficiaries, he mentioned.

Apart from these, varied flagship programmes resembling Make in India, Begin-up India, Digital India, Good Metropolis Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and City Transformation, Prime Minister’s Employment Era Programme, MGNREGS, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Deen Dayal Antodaya Yojana Nationwide City Livelihoods Mission, and many others. are additionally oriented in direction of producing employment alternatives, he mentioned.

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