Govt claims over 3.79 lakh new jobs in Central Govt Deptts in ’17-’19

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Feb 2019 09:11:46


AS DEBATE intensifies over rising unemployment in the country, the Modi Government claims to have generated over 3.79 lakh jobs between 2017 and 2019 in its various establishments, according to the interim budget for 2019-20. The Government said it has generated 2,51,279 jobs in Central Government establishments between 2017 and 2018.

This is estimated to go up by 3,79,544 to reach 36,15,770 on March 1, 2019, shows an analysis of documents of the interim Budget, presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on February 1.

The data assumes significance as the Congress and other Opposition parties have been targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising unemployment. The Government has rejected the charges.