Tue, 16 May 2017
Demand for Jobs
Shri Manish Tewari said
that between the May of 2014 and the April of 2017 India needed to create about
350 million jobs to meet the flow of about a Million young Indians who join the
employment stream every year.
As my colleague was pointing out on Saturday that in the
first 2 years first 24 months - of the NDA Government - only 4.4 lakh jobs were
created. So, what you require was 240 million jobs in the first two years and
what this Government created was only 4.40lakh jobs. What this means is that
every employment opportunity whether in India or abroad is extremely precious
for every young Indian and it is in this context that the decision taken by the
Trump Administration in order to drastically scale back on the H1BVisa
programme as well as the decision taken by the Australian Government to scrap
what is called the 457 temporary Work Visa is extremely disappointing but what
is even more disappointing is the fact that this Government the NDA-BJP
Government which had made tall promises to young Indians in the election campaign
of 2014 has completely failed to work with both the American and the Australian
Government to try and convey to them the Indian point of view.
Since the H1B programme started in 1990, India has been the
single biggest beneficiary of that programme as also of the 457 temporary work
permit issued by the Australian Government since it commenced.
So, therefore, these barriers to entry which are going up while
you want to have globalization of capital, globalization of labour is something
which should have been rigoursly taken up by the current Government.
The silence of this Government has been absolutely deafening
and we do hope that this Government realizes that young Indians are not
forgiving to those who do not honour their promises and complete it. Wednesday,
19th April, 2017