Faulting the BJP government that failed to deliver its promise of two crore jobs every year, about 200 associations under the aegis of Samyukth Rojgar Andolan (RSA) at Jantar Mantha, New Delhi on August 16.
The RSA leaders said Mr Modi during the elections in 2014 promised to provide two crore jobs every year. But only seven lakh jobs were filled in the last seven years. There were about 10 lakh vacancies in various government agencies but not even one-fourth were filled up so far.
RSA member and national coordinator Mr Krishna Yadav said one Desh Ki Baath Foundation – an intellectuals association has been demanding a national employment policy. It had submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office in December last year. But in vain. The foundation came up with a draft policy as well.
The said protest is being supported by students, youth, the unemployed, trade unions, teachers, and intellectuals associations from across the country.
Delhi state government Environment minister and founder of Desh Ki Baath Foundation, Mr Gopal Rai said the draft was prepared involving economics professors, research scholars, and other experts. The policy if adopted will benefit every section of society.
The country witnessed the worst ever crisis in the job market after the Covid outbreak. The pandemic rendered crores of people jobless and many private industries small and medium were forced to shut down due to the Central government’s policies such as demonetisation and GST among others.
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao