Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assessed the situation of Human Resources in all departments and ministries, and mandated that recruitment of 10 lakh employees by the in “mission mode” in next 1.5 years, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a tweet.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has initiated the process to fill vacancies across Central government departments on a mission mode. On Twitter, this has been called a ‘people-centric’ decision by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, which will “bring a lot of cheer and optimism for India’s youth.
Meanwhile, according to a study released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation on 14 June 2022, the country’s unemployment rate fell to 4.2 percent in 2020-21, despite the fact that millions of people were made jobless by the pandemic.
In India, the labour force participation rate, or LFPR, has also increased. It increased from 40.1 percent in 2019-20 to 41.6 percent in 2020-21!
The results for female labour force participation have also been fairly positive. Women’s participation in the labour force is expected to increase to 25.1% in 2020-21. In 2019-20, it was only 22.8 percent, and in 2017-18, it was even lower at 17.5 percent.
The number of employed people has increased as well, as evidenced by the fact that the worker population ratio (WPR) has risen to 39.8% in 2020-21. The figure was 38.2 per cent in 2019-20, 35.3 per cent in the period before that and only 34.7 per cent in 2017-18.