Government has taken
various steps for generating employment in the country like encouraging
private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving
substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like
Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) run by Ministry
of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural
Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen
Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) run by Ministry of Rural Development and
National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) run by Ministry of Housing &
Urban Poverty Alleviation.
In order to improve the employability of youth, around 20 Ministries run
skill development schemes across 70 sectors. According to the data
compiled by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the
number of persons skilled across various sectors during 2015-16 were
Government has implemented the National Career Service (NCS) Project
comprises a digital portal which provides a nation-wide online platform
for jobseekers and employers for job matching in a dynamic, efficient
and responsive manner and has a repository of career content.
A new Scheme Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) has been
initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the year 2016-17
for incentivising industry for promoting employment generation with the
allocation of Rs. 1000 crore. Under this scheme employers would be
provided an incentive to enhance employment where the Government will
pay the employer’s contribution of 8.33% EPS for new employees. In
textiles (apparel and made-ups) sector, the Government will also pay the
3.67% EPF contribution of employers in addition to paying the 8.33% EPS
contribution. Government announced a booster package of Rs. 6000 crores
for the textile sector which is an employment intensive sector.
This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of
State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in
Rajya Sabha today.