India is staring at a huge job crisis. Lack of availability of jobs, is making people disillusioned, frustrated and hopeless, deciding to not look for jobs at present. The jobs crisis has snowballed into such a big issue that after farm distress it has already put the Modi government on the back foot. PM Modi stormed into power in 2o14 by promising to create 10 million jobs a year but critics always come up with some sort of data to show that he has miserably failed to keep that promise. In what could be best described as pre-election perks, the Modi government played its biggest electoral card and offered 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes. On the similar lines, Sikkim government has now announced ‘One Family, One Job’ scheme to offer employment to the state’s youth.
The scheme will provide employment to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state. These recruitments will be made for Group C and Group D posts in 12 government departments.
At a “Rojgar Mela” (employment fair), the Sikkim government offered appointment letters to 12,000 unemployed youths on January 12. The task of providing employment will be taken care by the Department of Personnel.
Here’s how netizens reacted to the move:
Sikkim के मुख्यमंत्री जी ने जो योजना शुरू की है वैसी ही योजना देश मे लागू होना चाहिए परिवार का एक सदस्य govt job में होना चाहिए।अपने देश का विकास होगा। @narendramodi जी
— Ankit bhartiya (@akr3109) January 14, 2019
— amit moon (@amitmoon13) January 14, 2019
Hats off to Sikkim CM jo hr ghar m ek job de rhe h aur hmare govt job to dur k bat h jo exam clear hua h usko bhi ok n kr rhe yhi reason h k Sikkim CM is largest serving CM of india tb hote h repeat bar bar aaj kal job chahiye baki yojnaen jitni bhi ho @jairamthakurbjp https://t.co/Opr1tzpiuW
— Abhishek (@Abhishe12803918) January 14, 2019
well job Mr. @pawanchamling5, u r the best CM of India, who has think about unemployed peoples. all Indian Politician should learn by Pawan chamling. #Sikkim #NaMoAgain2019 #Chhattisgarh @bhupeshbaghel @RahulGandhi @sudhirchaudhary @aajtak https://t.co/OsXR9GcBVa
— armanwonder (@armanwonder05) January 14, 2019
At the same time, the Sikkim government is also regularising over 25,000 already employed but unregularised government employees, as per their seniority.
This also makes Sikkim as the only state that earmarks 70 per cent of its revenues towards salaries for state government employees.
With a population of just 6.4 lakh, at present the state government has over 1 lakh regularised employees on its rolls. It is also the only state in the country that offers the highest salaries to state government employees.
Pawan Kumar Chamling is the country’s longest serving chief minister. He completed an unprecedented 24 years in office on December 12 after taking an oath for the first time as chief minister on the day in 1994.