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Only 24 per cent govt vacancies filled in past 5 years: RTI

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONALI TELANG
Published : Apr 21, 2019, 3:57 am IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2019, 3:57 am IST

The information revealed that 2014 had the least percentage of job positions filled at 10 per cent.

The information revealed that 2014 had the least percentage of job positions filled at 10 per cent. However, in the succeeding years too, the positions were filled at only 22 per cent, 25 per cent, 54 per cent, and 25 per cent in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. (Photo: PTI)
 The information revealed that 2014 had the least percentage of job positions filled at 10 per cent. However, in the succeeding years too, the positions were filled at only 22 per cent, 25 per cent, 54 per cent, and 25 per cent in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Only 8,23,107 positions (over 24 per cent) have got filled out of more than 33 lakh job vacancies in state over the last five years, according to a Right to Information (RTI) query.

The query was sought specifically for various agencies and institutions run by the state government. It was also stated that more than 35 lakh persons have registered themselves as ‘unemployed’ according to the Directorate of Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship, state government.

 

RTI activist Shakeel Ahmed Shaikh sought information from the state government about employment generation and the number of unemployed persons registered in state from 2013 till 2019.

The information revealed that 2014 had the least percentage of job positions filled at 10 per cent. However, in the succeeding years too, the positions were filled at only 22 per cent, 25 per cent, 54 per cent, and 25 per cent in the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively.

For the year 2019 also, 48,292 positions had been filled out of 116,281 vacancies. “This is exactly opposite to the Prime Minister’s promise of 2 crore jobs,” said Mr Shaikh.

 

Meanwhile, 726,982 persons had been registered as unemployed in 2018.

Tags: right to information, unemployed, directorate of skill development