PM distributes 70,000 appointment letters, hails India’s rise as leading economy

PM Narendra Modi virtually addressing the Rozgar Mela on Saturday.
PM Narendra Modi virtually addressing the Rozgar Mela on Saturday.

70% more jobs provided compared to UPA: Dr Jitendra

Excelsior Correspondent
NEW DELHI, July 22 :Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the National Rozgar Mela via video conferencing today and distributed more than 70,000 appointment letters to newly inducted recruits in various Government departments and organizations.
The new recruits, selected from across the country will be joining the Government in various Ministries and Departments including the Department of Revenue, Financial Services, Posts, School Education, Higher Education, Defence, Health and Family Welfare, Central Public Sector Undertakings, Water Resources, Personnel & Training and Ministry of Home Affairs among others. 44 places across the country were connected with the Mela during the Prime Minister’s address.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that it is not only a memorable day for the young recruits but also a historic day for the nation as today marks the day when the Tiranga was accepted in its current form by the Constituent Assembly for the first time in 1947.
The Prime Minister remarked that it is a matter of great inspiration that the new recruits are receiving their appointment letter for Government services on this significant day as he encouraged them to take the country’s name forward. He underlined that it is a result of the hard work and determination of the new recruits that they are getting the opportunity to contribute towards the goal of Viksit Bharat at a time when India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Prime Minister congratulated the recruits and their families on this momentous occasion.
In the Azadi ka Amrit Kaal, the Prime Minister said that every citizen has taken the resolve to make India a ‘Viksit Bharat’. He emphasized that the next 25 years are extremely crucial for the new recruits and the nation as he stressed making the most out of the trust, significance and attraction towards India from the world in recent years. He highlighted the rise of India in the leading economies as it jumped from the 10th to the 5th largest economy of the world.
He also reiterated that India is going to become one of the top 3 economies in the world as stated by most economic experts. “Becoming a top 3 economy in the world will be a monumental achievement for India”, the Prime Minister said as he highlighted that it will give rise to employment opportunities in every sector and also boost the income of the common citizens. He remarked that there cannot be a better time than today to be recruited by the Government as the new officers have got the golden opportunity to serve the country in its Amrit Kaal. He suggested that their priorities should lie with serving the people of the country and resolving their issues to increase ease of living, while also aligning themselves with the goals of Viksit Bharat.
Talking about the banking sector which had a good number of recruits in today’s programme, the Prime Minister underlined the role of the banking sector in the expansion of the economy. “Today, India is among the countries whose banking sector is considered to be the strongest”, said Modi recalling the journey of the last nine years. He dwelled on the ill impact of political selfishness on the sector in the past. He mentioned ‘phone banking’ of the past when loans were disbursed on the phone calls of the powerful. These loans were never repaid, he said. These scams broke the back of the banking sector of the country, he said. He listed the measures taken after 2014 to retrieve the situation. He mentioned strengthening of management of the Government banks, stress on professionalism and consolidation of small banks into large banks said that by insuring deposits up to 5 lakhs, more than 99 percent of deposits became safe leading to a renewed trust in the banking system. By acts like the Bankruptcy Code, banks were protected from losses. Furthermore, by tightening the grip over those who looted the Government property by attaching their property, the banks known for losses and NPA are being discussed for their record profit.
The Prime Minister said the recent NITI report has found that 13 crore Indians were brought above the poverty line in the last 5 years. He acknowledged the hard work of Government servants in this and mentioned schemes for pucca houses, toilets and electricity connections.
“When these schemes reached the poor, their morale also increased. This success is a symbol of the fact that if together we increase the efforts to remove poverty from India, then poverty can be completely eliminated from India. And certainly, every Government employee of the country has a big role in this”, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister highlighted another dimension of decreasing poverty in the country, which is the expansion of the neo-middle class, which is creating new job opportunities. Growing demand and aspirations of the neo-middle class are driving manufacturing. He highlighted that it is the youth of the country who benefit the most from the boosting production in India’s factories and industries. He also mentioned how India is creating new records every day be it mobile phone exports, the number of cars sold in the first 6 months of 2023, and record sales for electric vehicles. “All such activities are boosting employment and employment opportunities in the country”, he added.
In his welcome remarks at the Rozgar Mela, Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, said, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government has given 70 percent more number of jobs during the nine years from 2014 t0 2013 compared to first nine years of the UPA rule from 2004 to 2013., as compared to nine years of the UPA Government from 2004 to 2013.
The Minister quoted the figures that while UPA provided 6,00,245 Government jobs in 9 years, the NDA led by Prime Minister Modi has provided 8,82,191 jobs in 9 years so far.
During the nine years of the UPA SSC recruited 2,07,563 people, it gave jobs to 4,00,691 youths during the nine-year rule of the Modi Government. Similarly, RRB gave 3,47,251 jobs in the previous Government in 9 years while it provided 4,30,594 jobs in the present Government in 9 years. The figures for UPSC recruitment are 45,431 for the UPA in 9 years and 50, 906 for the NDA in 9 years so far.