Fast growth boosting self-employment, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Self-learning via technology, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is an opportunity for the current generation. The prime minister’s remarks differ with indications of an increase in unemployment in recent months and a persistently high demand for jobs under the rural jobs guarantee program.
Narendra Modi has stated that the country’s burgeoning economy has improved the job and self-employment opportunities around the country. The opportunities for people to work for themselves expand rapidly as a result of the economy’s rapid expansion. According to Modi’s remarks at the Rozgar Mela, “Today’s India is witnessing this.
The prime minister’s comments are timed with data showing a rise in the unemployment rate over the past few months and a consistent demand for positions through the rural jobs guarantee program. Although the number of people actively seeking employment increased in December, the unemployment rate in India reached 8.30%, the fastest pace in 16 months, based on the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
Moreover, the transformation of the Indian economy from agriculture to manufacturing and services, according to ACCESS Development Services’ “state of India’s livelihoods” study, is not producing enough decent jobs. It was made clear that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) must increase at a rate of 18% annually to meet the country’s present employment needs.
Through video conferencing, Modi handed 71,000 newly hired recruits in government ministries and organizations their contracts of the job at the Rozgar Mela. The project is a segment of the government’s initiatives to create jobs and of the Rozgar Mela drive, which was launched by the prime minister last year with the goal of giving 1 million people government jobs.
Candidates were recruited from all over India for a wide range of positions within the Government of India, which would include educators, nursing staff, dentists, specialists, investigators, sub-inspectors, deputies, transcribers, trainee auditors, grameen dak sevaks, corporate tax investigators, junior technicians, loco aircrews, junior auditors, and social security personnel. As Modi engaged with several of the newly appointed officials, their experiences learning from the “Karmayogi Prarambh” module were also shared.
As Modi engaged with several of the newly appointed officials, their experiences learning from the “Karmayogi Prarambh” module were also shared. The module is an online training program for all newly appointed employees in different government agencies.
The first person to speak with the prime minister was Suprabha Biswas from West Bengal, who had just received her recruitment letter with the Punjab National Bank. She voiced her gratitude to Prime Minister Modi for expediting the appointment’s formalities and giving her the chance to serve. Additionally, the prime minister examined her ongoing education.
She elaborated on the benefits of the module and described her affiliation with the iGOT module. PM Modi also asked her about how her employer was promoting digital transactions, and he expressed his satisfaction that the girls were making progress in all areas of endeavor. Raju Kumar, a divyang from Bihar, received his letter of employment with Indian Eastern Railways as a Junior Engineer.
A divyang named Raju described his path and expressed his desire to progress in life. He also conferred the help he received from his family and coworkers. Raju completed eight courses on the Karmyogi Prarambh program and particularly valued the ones on stress management and behavior.
According to PM Modi, states like Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Uttarakhand will organize Rozgar Melas very soon after the Assam government did so yesterday. According to the prime minister, this government is known for holding frequent Rozgar Melas. They indicate the effectiveness of the government’s decisions.
The prime minister gave several ministries and departments the order to fill 10 lakh government jobs in mission mode by December 2023 in June of last year.
The country’s infrastructural development has been approached in a holistic way during the past eight years, according to the prime minister, creating thousands of employment prospects.
He used the example of a $100 billion investment in infrastructure and emphasized how a freshly constructed road creates jobs along its route. The unemployment rate in India has steadily risen to around 8% as of 2017. (If we ignore the disruption caused by COVID).
This number “profoundly understates the challenges,” according to research, and not only because so many people regard themselves as “working” even if they are currently too underemployed to be considered as being such. Similar to how building a railway line boosts tourism and makes the neighboring market far more affluent, the prime minister added. All of these prospects resulted in work opportunities, he continued.
Of the 470 million people who reported being in the labor force today, nonetheless, only about 34 million are openly unemployed, with the remainder employed in some capacity, including over 200 million in agriculture, 150 million in a variety of services, 60 million in manufacturing, and 20 million in construction (around 50 million).
The Prime Minister raised an important point when he indicated that market opportunities tend to spring up around road improvements or rail tracks, as these infrastructure improvements make it much easier to transport agricultural goods from farmland to fields and encourage tourism. The Prime Minister also noted the Bharat-Net project, which aims to bring high-speed Internet access to every village in the country, and the potential job opportunities that will arise once this connectivity is implemented.
Some of its benefits are known even to those who aren’t tech-savvy. By making online services available in rural areas, a new consumer base has been opened, he said. Young people all over the world now have a newfound sense of self-identity thanks to the flourishing start-up ecosystem in tier 2 and tier 3 towns, in his opinion.
According to the PM, more jobs will be created as a direct result of the “Rozgar Mela,” and youngsters will be given meaningful opportunities for autonomy and participation in economic progress. The Rozgar Mela, which is being held by the Center and other states, is a step toward fulfilling PM Modi’s pledge to give employment creation the top priority.
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