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Oppn parties accuse Tel govt of not serious on job creation,

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The opposition Congress, BJP, and CPI(M) today staged a walk out from the Legislative Assembly accusing the ruling of adopting a negligent attitude towards employment generation even as the state asserted that it is committed to the cause.

Participating in a short discussion on 'filling up of vacant posts and unemployment issue', main opposition member T Ram Mohan Reddy said only around 16,000 jobs have been filled so far since the assumed office three and half years ago.

Observing that employment generation was a major reason for fighting for a separate Telangana, he alleged that a deep disappointment prevailed now among the job aspirants.

Alleging that the state government failed to fill up vacancies as per expectations, member demanded that a be released on the number of jobs created so far and other issues.

He sought a calender to be announced for recruitment by the government.

Laxman also asked if the government considered giving any financial assistance to the unemployed youth.

MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi said expectations from the government on the employment generation front are unprecedented.

TDP's R Krishnaiah spoke at length on the need for undertaking a major recruitment drive to strengthen the administration.

Dismissing the opposition's criticism, Finance Minister E Rajender said the government has recruited 27,874 people so far and that a number of others are in the process of being recruited.

The IT sector is doing well in and the government would undertake a major recruitment drive in the coming months, he said.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the minister's reply, and members walked out in protest.

Hitting out at the Congress, Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao asked how many vacancies did its governments fill when the party was in power for long in undivided Andhra Pradesh.

A report of the Union Labour Ministry stated that unemployment is low in compared to other states, he said.

The government had committed to provide about 1.12 lakh jobs in five years and it would fulfil that, the minister said.

Senior leader Yashwant Sinha had also pointed out that demonetisation and GST adversely affected employment generation, he said.

Alleging that the state government did not take concrete and adequate steps for employment generation, and CPI(M) also walked out.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 22:13 IST