Government has taken ‘satisfactory’ steps to increase employment rate: minister

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Union Minister Bhupender Yadav told Lok Sabha on Monday that there had been an increase in the employment rate as the government had taken “satisfactory and appropriate” measures for it.

An increase in the employment rate, as well as employment opportunities, can be observed if the Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS) and another survey conducted by the Labor Office are matched with mass data. payroll from the Employees Provident Organization (EPFO), the Minister said while answering a question in the House.

The Minister of Labor and Employment has attributed the “increase” in employment rates and opportunities to a number of schemes and other programs launched by the Union Government under various Ministries and Departments.

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“Various plans and programs are run by the government under different ministries,” the minister said during Question Time.

He listed some of these programs including “Make in India”, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, National Smart Cities Mission, PM Awas Yojna, PM Gati Shakti, Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan.

If we match these programs, the PLFS, the labor office survey and the EPFO ​​payroll, then satisfactory and appropriate programs have been put in place by the government,” he added.

The minister said PLFS surveys indicate that the unemployment rate is falling in the country and people are finding jobs.

The Department of Labor has also begun conducting a survey in nine major sectors, including manufacturing, information technology, education and hospitality, and survey results show “a sharp increase” in the rate. job, he said.

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