Srinagar, Feb 07 (KS) : The Government of Jammu and Kashmir, has carried out several governance reforms, including in the area of recruitments in Government, MoS Home Nityanand Rai said on Tuesday in Parliament.
Large scale recruitment drive has been carried out after formation of the Union territory in the most transparent manner, he said in a written reply a copy of which lies with The Kashmir Scroll.
“33,426 vacancies of Gazetted/Non-Gazetted categories have been identified in the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, out of which 25,450 vacancies have been filled till December, 2022. Recruiting agencies have advertised 7,976 vacancies for recruitment.” He added
“The identification of vacancies in the Government and recruitment is a continuous and on-going process. The same is taken up under Accelerated Recruitment Drive, tThe Government of Jammu and Kashmir has taken various initiatives to bring down un-employment by implementing various self employment schemes through different departments by providing subsidized loans for establishment of their own sustainable income generation units.” He added further.
“A number of self employment schemes like Mission Youth, Rural Livelihood Mission, Himayat, PMEGP, Avsar, Tejaswani are being implemented for providing employment opportunities. During the current financial year, 2,01,299 employments generated upto 21.01.2023 through such schemes.” He added.
“From the results of Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS) conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO), estimates of unemployment rate is not available specifically for the educated youth in Jammu and Kashmir for the period April-June 2021, however, from the PLFS conducted by the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during July 2020-June 2021, estimate of unemployment rate according to usual status among the persons of age group 15-29 years for Jammu and Kashmir was 18.3 per cent.” He said. (KS).