Unemployed Youth in the Past 3 Years
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
QUESTION NO 270
ANSWERED ON 12.12.2018
Increase in number of unemployed youth
Shri Vivek K. Tankha
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state :-
(a) whether there has been an increase in the number of unemployed youth in the past three years, as per the data available with the employment exchanges all over the country;
(b) the number of unemployed youth in the country as on date and how many jobs have been facilitated for the youth registered with the employment exchanges; and
(c) the steps, if any, Government is contemplating for ensuring/facilitating employment to the educated unemployed youth, especially in rural areas?
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) & (b): As per the information received from the States/UTs, the number of job seekers, all of whom may not necessarily be unemployed, registered in employment exchanges and job-seekers placed through employment exchanges in the country are given below. Data after the year 2015 is not available.
Year Job-seekers registered on live register of Employment Exchanges (in Lakh) Job-seekers placed through Employment Exchanges
2013 468.03 3.49
2014 482.61 3.39
2015# 435.03 3.95
(c): Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country like encouraging private sector of economy, fast-tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Deendyal Antodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). Government has implemented the National Career Service (NCS) Project which comprises a digital portal that provides a nation-wide online platform for the job seekers and employers for job-matching in a dynamic, efficient and responsive manner and has a repository of career content. National Career Service (NCS) Portal facilitates organization of job fairs where both employers and job seekers can interact. Ministry has engaged with several institutions and organisations to bring more and more job opportunities to workforce.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) has been initiated by Government for facilitating self-employment. Under PMMY collateral free loans uptoRs. 10 lakh, are extended to small/micro business enterprises and to individuals to enable them to setup or expand their business activities.
Pradhan Mantri Rojgar ProtsahanYojana (PMRPY) has been launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment for incentivising employers for promoting employment generation. Under this scheme, Government is paying entire employer’s contribution (12% or as admissible) towards EPF and EPS for all eligible new employees for all sectors for 3 years.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.
Source: RAJYA SABHA