New Delhi- The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Tuesday that over 25000 vacancies have been filled and nearly 8000 posts have been advertised in Jammu and Kashmir till December last year.
In a written reply to a question on vacant posts in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai informed the Lok Sabha that large scale recruitment drive has been carried out after formation of the Union territory in the most transparent manner.
J&K government, he said, has carried out several governance reforms, including in the area of recruitments in Government.
“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,” Rai said.
He said that 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,” he said.
“The 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
Giving further details, the Minister said that 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, he said, 2, 01, 299 employments have been generated upto January 21, this year through such schemes.
“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,” Rai said.
“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 added.
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