A total of 110,000 people were given employment under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) during the coronavirus lockdown, from April to August, Live Hindustan has reported.
During this time, Uttar Pradesh emerged as the state which gave employment to the highest number of people in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector, under the PMEGP. A total of 14,616 people were given jobs in the state.
Jammu and Kashmir generated the second-highest number of jobs–11,064 people in the Union territory were given jobs.
Here are employment figures of some other states, till 31 August: Bihar (3,168), Haryana (3,008), Uttarakhand (2,344), Jharkhand (1,336) and Delhi (72).
The employment figures from last year are as follows: Uttar Pradesh (48,960), Jammu and Kashmir (42,840), Bihar (17,768), Haryana (16,232), Uttarakhand (14,752), Jharkhand (12,352) and Delhi (744).
The figures were given by the Union MSME ministry in Lok Sabha. While 110,000 jobs have generated thus far in the financial year 2020-21, 533,000 lakh jobs were generated in 2019-20. 587,000 and 387,000 people got jobs in 2018-19 and 2017-18 respectively.
Yogi directs state recruitment agencies to fill vacant posts in next 3 months
In an effort to step up recruitment in government jobs in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called for details of vacant posts from the heads of all departments of state.
The decision was taken during a meeting with officers of all recruitment commissions and the boards that took place at the Lok Bhavan in the state capital.
The CM said, “So far 3 lakh recruitments have been done, similarly start the recruitment process in a transparent manner within the next three months, the appointment letter should be distributed in the next six months.”
“Just as UP Lok Seva Commission conducted a transparent and fair recruitment, in a similar fashion the other recruitments should be completed,” he said.
So far, 1,37,000 police posts have been filled while 50,000 teachers have been recruited and more than one lakh vacancies in other departments have been filled.
Even in coronavirus crisis as many as 125 crore people have been given employment.