3 Ministers attend Rozgar Melas at Jmu, Sgr, Leh
*Dr Jitendra Singh hails manifold rise in Govt recruitment
JAMMU, Feb 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today distributed over one lakh appointment letters among the youth across country through video conferencing in last Rozgar Mela of the present Government saying his Government has given 1.5 times more jobs in 10 years than the previous dispensation in the same duration.
In the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Rozgar Melas were held at three places including Jammu, Srinagar and Leh where Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Women and Child Development Mahendra Munjpara and Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farm Welfare Kailash Choudhary distributed the jobs letters respectively.
Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh coordinated the Rozgar Mela from New Delhi. Click here to watch video
“Our Government has given 1.5 times more jobs in its 10 years than the previous dispensation did in the same duration,” Modi said while addressing the selected youth during address to Rozgar Mela at 47 locations through video conferencing.
The Prime Minister castigated the previous Government for taking an inordinately “long time” to complete recruitment exercises and said it bred bribery.
“Our Government has brought transparency and is working to ensure that recruitment is done in a time-bound manner,” he said, adding that youngsters now believe that they all have equal opportunity and can find a place for themselves in the Government system through hard work and talent.
Modi said with over 1.25 lakh Start-ups, India is the third largest eco-system in the sector, and youngsters are launching new firms in even smaller cities.
They are creating lakhs of jobs, he added.
Rozgar Melas have played a crucial role in enhancing the contribution of the country’s young population in nation-building, the Prime Minister said, adding that a sizeable number of recruits will join the Central Armed Police Forces.
Coordinating the Rozgar Mela from New Delhi, Union Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh, in his welcome address, hailed manifold rise in Government recruitment under the Modi Government. He hailed the Prime Minister for giving a record of more than one lakh Central Government jobs to the youth of the country in one go.
Dishing out the figures, Dr Jitendra Singh said while 2,56,504 youth from backward sections got employment during the UPA through Staff Selection Commission, the number is more than double in the Modi Government with 5,11,775 people getting jobs. Similarly, through the Railway Recruitment Board, 4,92,605 youth got jobs under the Modi Government in comparison to 4,11,624 during the 10 years prior to 2014.
Dr Jitendra Singh also pointed out that the backlog of vacancies for SC/ST/OBCs saw a jump of more than 150 percent under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as 2,93,475 vacancies got filled in comparison to 1, 008,34 during the entire 10 years of the previous Government.
Referring to another important priority of the Modi Government, Dr Jitendra Singh said over 18 percent women got jobs in less than 10 years compared to about 7 to 8 percent during the 10 years prior to 2014. He also underlined that in some of the Rozgar Melas, 20 to 22 percent women candidates got job letters.
Dr Jitendra Singh lauded the Prime Minister for giving more than 10,000 jobs to teachers in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools, which impart quality education to ST children in remote areas in order to enable them to avail of opportunities in high and professional educational courses and get employment in various sectors. He said this is the priority of the Modi Government to uplift the SC/ST/OBC students by imparting them quality education.
Dr Jitendra Singh also lauded the Prime Minister for his guidance and directions to end the stagnation in promotions and pointed out that mass promotions were given in recent years in the bulk of 2,000, 4,000 and over 9,000 to the employees.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Ashwini Choubey distributed job letters at Rozgar Mela organized at BSF Headquarters at Paloura in Jammu.
Addressing, he said it was the 12th such event in the country under the leadership of PM Modi, who has provided lakhs of jobs to the unemployed youths in both private and Government sectors over the years.
“The situation is no different in J&K. After the abrogation of Article 370, the guns and explosives in the hands of the youth were replaced with books, computers and pens and today, we are happy to distribute job letters to the selected candidates,” he said.
“Now is the time for a massive developmental boom and elimination of the corrupt, misanthropes, family dynasts in the country,” he said in an apparent reference to the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.
He said the JD (U) is an old ally and friend of the BJP. “He (Kumar) deviated for a few days but returned and if anyone from a family returns, he is like any other member. We are not weakening our allies but the opposition alliance is weakening the country,” he said.
On opposition leaders visiting the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya after skipping the consecration ceremony on January 22, he said, “Our Constitution speaks about Ram and we have imagined a Ram-like king and a country like his kingdom. We have vowed to strengthen democracy to achieve the goal of Viksit Bharat and we are moving forward in this direction.”
The Rozgar Mela at BSF Campus Humhama in Kashmir was presided over by Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai, MoS (Women and Child Development & Ayush), wherein appointment letters were handed over to 19 candidates hailing from J&K and five from other States, who will infuse the flow of young blood, energetic & analytic mind into various organizations like CAPFs, Central University Kashmir, Postal Department, and Income Tax Department.
Welcoming the chief guest and other dignitaries on the occasion, Ashok Yadav, Inspector General, BSF Kashmir, apprised them about the sensitivity of the border under Kashmir Frontier and how BSF has been effectively dealing with the challenges on LoC along with Army, CAPF, and in aiding civil authorities.
Further, IG BSF applauded the role of civil society for the overall growth and harmonious environment in the region.
During the event, Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai apprised the audience about the recruitment drive launched by the Government of India by filling vacancies against sanctioned posts in a mission mode through recruitment agencies.
He also reiterated that the Rozgar Mela is an important step towards fulfilling the Prime Minister’s continued commitment to providing employment opportunities to the youth and ensuring the welfare of society.
There was great enthusiasm among the newly appointed youth who were seen taking selfies and giving interviews to the representatives of media houses.
They also thanked the Prime Minister and Dr. Munjapara Mahendrabhai for providing them with employment opportunities.
In Leh in the UT of Ladakh, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Kailash Choudhary distributed jobs letters among the youth in Rozgar Mela held at 24th battalion ITBP headquarters.
Speaking on the occasion, Choudhary reiterated commitment of the Central Government for creating more job opportunities for the youth.
Highlighting role of the youth in nation building, the Minister stated that recruitment process has been made transparent which is free from all types of corruption.