'Madhya Pradesh government's false claim of giving jobs to 2.8 lakh youth'
BHOPAL: Unemployment has risen in Madhya Pradesh sharply and the claim of government to provide jobs to 2.8 lakh people is a lie.
This was alleged by Berozgar Sena in a press conference on Tuesday.
"There has been a 53% rise in unemployment in Madhya Pradesh in the last two years. Two youth have been committing
suicide every day due to unemployment", said the Sena office-bearers.
"Companies are not coming to the state. Further, the groups located in the state are also closing down. The situation is really scary
and state government has made false claims too". "The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government has deceived youth with such statistics".
"In May this year, MP government had claimed that 1 lakh youth would be given jobs in state on a single day--August 4. Everyone was
hopeful but the claims remain claims", said Akshay Hunka, convenor of the Sena.
Hunka said that when Berozgar Sena took up the issue of unemployment, the MP government hurriedly announced that it will hold Rozgar Melas and also claimed in April that within a period of three months, jobs will be given to 1 lakh youths though this was not clarified that what will be the nature of these jobs--private or government.
Later, the state government put up advertisements and claimed that 2.94 lakh people have been either given job or loans for self-employment, he added. Hunka alleged that government claims of 1.25 lakh appointments and loans for starting own business, adding to nearly 2.97 lakh beneficiaries was wrong.
Apart from Hunka, the Sena's core committee members including Vikrant Rai, Pradeep Napit and Sanjay Mishra were among those who addressed the press conference. They claimed that in order to hide its failure, the state goverment added statistics of beneficiaries under various schemes (loans and self-employment).
They claimed that in Rozgar Mela, jobs were mostly for those who had a High School certificate but the participants generally had at least a graduation degree. Besides, in management job fair, the big companies arrived but jobs were only for data entry operators and goods carriers.
"The claim of 1.25 lakh appointments is a farce. These are just letters of intent", said Hunka who challeged the government to come forward and show names of over 2.97 lakh youth who have been given job as claimed along with phone numbers and offer letters or loan documents.
He said that the MP government should either provide the exact figure of how many youth got the jobs in International Job Fair or the
leaders should stop lying about employment and seek apology from the people of the state.