Over 7.22 lakh of the more than 22.05 million applicants for positions in the federal government between 2014 and 2022 received recommendations from the hiring companies, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
According to a written response provided by Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, from 2014–15 to 2021–22, hiring firms recommended 7,22,311 people for employment in various central government ministries.
From this group, it was reported that 38,850 were hired in 2021–2022, 78,555 in 2020–2021, 1,47,096 in 2019–2020, 38,100 in 2018, 76,147 in 2017, 1,01,333 in 2016, 1,11,807 in 2015–2016, and 1,30,423 in 2014–2015.
During the time frame, 22,05,99,238 applications were received in total.
According to the reply, 1,86,71,121 applications were submitted for these in 2021–2022, 1,80,01,469 in 2020–2022, 1,78,39,752 in 2019–2020, 5,09,36,479 in 2018–19, 3,94,76,878 in 2017–19, 2,28,99,612 in 2016–19, 2,95,51,844 in 2015–19, and 2,32,22,083 in 2014–15.
“The government’s top aim is to increase employability while also creating new jobs. In light of this, the Indian government has adopted a number of measures to increase employment there “added Mr. Singh.
According to him, the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) programmes were introduced by Budget 2021-22 with a 1.97 lakh crore budget for a five-year period beginning in 2021-22.
According to the minister, the government’s PLI programmes have the potential to generate 60 lakh new jobs.
“The relevant ministries/departments implement the PLI plan within the overall financial constraints set forth. The relevant ministries and departments issue the PLI scheme’s guidelines and directives. The government is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to encourage self-employment, “added he.
According to Mr. Singh, the PMMY programme offers micro/small business companies and individuals collateral-free loans up to 10 lakh to help them launch or expand their commercial endeavours.
In order to help street vendors relaunch their operations after being negatively damaged by the Covid epidemic, the government has started implementing the Prime Minister Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi Scheme) as of June 1, 2020.
According to the minister, the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Rojgar Yojana (ABRY) was introduced with effect from October 1, 2020 to encourage employers to create new jobs and replace those lost due to the epidemic.
The final day for recipients to register was March 31, 2022.
According to Singh, as of July 13, 2022, 59.54 lakh beneficiaries had received benefits, of which 53.23 lakh were new enrollees.
Along with these initiatives, the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Start-up India, Digital India, Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), among others, are also focused on creating job opportunities, he said.
Additionally, according to Mr. Singh, PM GatiShakti is the government of India’s transformational strategy that is fueled by renewable energy and “sabka prayas” and creates enormous job and entrepreneurial opportunities for everyone.
The minister stated in a different written response that it is the responsibility of the relevant ministry or department to create and fill positions within the federal government, and that this process is ongoing.
Retirement, promotions, resignations, and deaths are some of the reasons for openings in various ministries and agencies of the federal government, according to Singh.
All central government ministries and agencies have been requested to function in a mission mode to fill open positions in a timely way, he said.