Recently, there have been indications by the IMF that the world will be in the grip of a global recession in 2023. This news is not pleasant for the Indian economy as it has already been hit hard by demonetisation, GST, Corona and the now stagnant Russia-Ukraine war respectively.
It is clear from this that the time ahead is going to be difficult for the country. Even though our political leadership is talking good things but the reality is completely different and the economy is constantly struggling to get back on track. The continuously weakening rupee, rising inflation, extreme level of unemployment, etc. can become a cause of crisis for the Indian economy in the coming times.
Keeping in view the above circumstances, the employment fair is being started by the Prime Minister. According to the Prime Minister’s Office, one million vacancies in various government departments will be filled through this fair in the next eighteen months. On the first day of the fair, the Prime Minister will also hand over appointment letters to seventy five thousand selected youth. These youths have been selected in various posts of thirty eight government departments. With this initiative, the pressure of increasing employment generation on the government is expected to be reduced somewhat.
It is worth noting that even in the last few years, the process of filling up the vacant posts continued, despite this, about twenty three percent of the total sanctioned posts in various departments of the Central Government were vacant. With the introduction of new recruitments, the pressure of work in those departments will also be reduced a bit. However, the order to fill the vacant posts was given in June itself and all the departments were directed to carry out this work as a mission. In this way, the work of filling the vacant posts will be completed in the next one and a half years. But in the meantime, a separate process will also have to be started to fill the vacant posts.
However, in June, when the announcement was made to start the recruitment process for one million posts, the government was criticized for doing it keeping in mind the upcoming elections. Where the government had promised to provide two crore jobs every year and now only one million jobs are being talked about in ten years.
In such a situation, it is natural to raise the question that how far ten lakh jobs will be able to create a sense of social security in proportion to the increasing population of educated unemployed in the country. Even in that too, questions have been raised continuously about a plan like Agniveer. In such a scenario, if the government is presenting the matter of filling one million posts as a celebration, then there is a strong reaction of the opposition to it.
Keeping in mind the overall inclusive growth, despite the above criticisms, we must hope that this initiative of the Central Government will give some inspiration to the states and they will also take some positive steps on the employment front.