IEP Chandigarh, March 21
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the rate of unemployment in the state has decreased in comparison to what it was during the tenure of previous government.At present, the number of applicants registered with various employment exchanges in February 2023 is 6.46 lakh, while in December 2014 the number was 7.86 lakh. The government has made tireless efforts to provide employment opportunities to the State Youth. Along with government jobs, employment opportunities have been made available to the youth in the private sector as well, said Sh. Manohar Lal while replying to a question regarding unemployment in the state during the question hour in the budget session of State Vidhan Sabha today.He said that the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) is conducted by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation from time to time. According to the PLFS report, the unemployment rate in Haryana was 8.6 percent in 2017-18, 9.2 percent in 2018-19, 6.5 percent in 2019-20, and 6.3 percent in 2020-21.The Chief Minister said that the Reserve Bank of India also releases such data every year. According to RBI the unemployment rate is 8.1 percent. However, there is no fixed formula for these figures, so the figures of different agencies also differ, shared Sh. Manohar Lal.In 8 years we gave more than 1 lakh government jobs in comparison to 86,000 during Congress 10 years regimeSh. Manohar Lal informed that 86,000 government jobs were given in 10 years from 2005-2014, while during our tenure more than 1 lakh jobs have been given in 8 years. Besides this, under the Saksham Yuva Yojana also, post graduate, graduate and 12th pass students are given Rs.3000, Rs.1500 and Rs.900 per month respectively for 100 hours of work. So far 1.75 lakh youth have taken advantage of this scheme.Not only this, under the Haryana Skill Development Mission, employment opportunities have also been made available to more than 1 lakh youth by skill development. After 2015, employment has been provided to 12.64 lakh youth in the private sector as well, the Chief Minister further informed the House.CMIE figures are beyond facts, they consider small sample sizeResponding to the unemployment figures released by CMIE agency from time to time, the Chief Minister informed the House that CMIE issues unemployment rate after conducting the sample survey of only 5000 population out of the total of 1.80 crore population.CMIE is a private organization and there is no reliability and credibility for such data released by any private organization. The CEO of this institution is also a member of the election manifesto of the Congress party. In the year 2017, this agency had shown the unemployment rate of Haryana at 2 percent. Sometimes it claims it to be 34 percent and sometimes 26 percent, which has no credibility, said Sh. Manohar Lal.The Chief Minister said that the data of every person is linked with the Parivar Pehchan Patra and on the basis of self-verified data, the number of unemployed in the state is 10.46 lakh. However, there is a section of the society which is not unemployed but actually underemployed, said Sh. Manohar Lal.