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India is not creating enough jobs

Patna: A train set on fire by a crowd in protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, at Danapur Railway station, near Patna, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Patna: A train set on fire by a crowd in protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, at Danapur Railway station, near Patna, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Business Standard Editorial Comment
Recurrent protests against changes in the government’s recruitment policy or delays in appointment reflect the state of employment creation in the country. The ongoing violent protests against the change in the recruitment policy for armed forces, which have led to a massive loss of public and private property, are yet another example in this context. The Union government’s announcement to hire one million people — essentially to assuage critics — also suggests that the economy is not creating enough jobs to absorb India’s increasing workforce. This has been once again established through hard numbers by the latest Periodic Labour Force

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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 10:22 PM IST

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