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What’s in news?

The percentage of employment opportunities were increased – mentioned in a data tabled in Parliament.

Key data’s:

  • Tabled by: The data about the employment growth was tabled by Shri. Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of Labour and Employment.
  • Employment sectors: Except construction sector, the percentage of employment growth were increased in all major sectors in the country – Manufacturing, Construction, Trade, Transport, Education, Health, Accommodation and Restaurants and IT/BPO.
  • The data was given with the help of Revamped Quarterly Employment Survey (QES).

Quarterly Employment Survey (QES):

  • Prepared by: The Survey was conducted by Labour Bureau since 2008.
  • Purpose: The Survey was started in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis to track the impact of the crisis on employment.
  • Objective: The survey has been conducted to measure employment in eight broad sectors of industry and services.
  • Eight sectors: The sectors includes manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, education, health, hotels and restaurants and business process outsourcing.
  • Coverage: The survey covers enterprises with more than 10 workers in both urban and rural areas.

Data to know:

Following are the Government schemes which creates millions of job every year.

  • Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojana (PMGSY)
  • Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA)
  • Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme
  • Housing for All, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY)

Recent news:

  • Portal Santusht: It is an Implementation Monitoring Cell launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in January 2020 to address the speedy redressal of grievances of workers and employers.

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