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There Is No Lack Of Jobs In India, But Lack Of Quality Candidates, Says MoS Santosh Gangwar

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 September 2019, 04:24 PM
MoS Santosh Gangwar (File Photo)
MoS Santosh Gangwar (File Photo)

Santosh K Gangwar, the Minister of State (MoS) for Labour and Employment, on Sunday said that there is no lack of employment or jobs in India, but lack of proper employability skills and quality in candidates. Addressing the media at an event in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, Gangwar said those who come to recruit in our North India asserted that there is a deficiency in quality candidates for the positions they need to hire in.

"There is no lack of employment in the country. Recruiters who come to hire in our North India questioned the ability of candidates," ANI quoted MoS Gangwar as saying.

The statement comes on the heels of growing unemployment ratio in the country and with netizens questioning the Modi government over inability to create enough jobs for youths.

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Gangwar's statement seems to mirror the one by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who during one of his interviews to a print magazine and online daily, claimed that there is no lack of jobs in India, but there's a lack of data on jobs.

However, data shows that employment rate has been steadily falling since June 2016 quarter and has declined by 3 percentage points over the past three years, according to data shared by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

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Unemployment ratio rose to a 33-month high in the month of June 2019 while employment rate fell to its lowest mark since January 2016, the Mumbai-based think tank said in its report.

Every year around 5 million youths, including 1.5 million Engineers pass out from India, but only 40 per cent of them manage to get a job while the rest 64 per cent continue to struggle to build a career.

First Published: Sunday, September 15, 2019 03:41 PM
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