Contrary to the claims of the previous Congress regime, the official figures of the employment directorate prove that giving jobs to the youth was never its priority.
Of the 6 lakh aspirants in 21 districts who registered with the employment department in the last nine years of the Congress rule, only 1% (6,308) got work, and even out of this, 66% (4,110) jobs went to just four districts (Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat and Karnal), which had political influence. Haryana Suchna Adhikar Manch state convener Subhash, whose organisation secured these details under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, has shared the figures with the media.
Only 1,311 aspirants from Gurgaon, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, and Sirsa were among the beneficiaries. The least (12) are from the Ahir land of Rewari, followed by Palwal (13) and Panchkula (25). "Rohtak, which is home town of the-then chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was placated the maximum in the awarding of unemployment allowance," said Subhash.
By the official figures, the state employment department spent more than `300 crore on handing out unemployment allowance in the past nine years. Of this, `36 crore was distributed in Rohtak district, `33 crore in Hisar, and `30 crore each in Bhiwani and Jind. Aspirants from 11 districts received less than 100 jobs in nine years. Panipat (91), Mahendergarh (90), Yammunagar (90), Faridabad (87), Ambala (77), Mewat (57), Bhiwani (57), Fatehabad (32), Panchkula (25), Palwal (13), and Rewari (12) are the districts.
On the higher side, Jhajjar got 1,479 jobs, Sonepat 1,033, and Rohtak 733. With 865 jobs, Karnal, constituency of current chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, is also in the privileged category.
Gurgaon, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Sirsa (combined) 1,311
Total distributed `300 crore
Rohtak `36 crore
Hisar `33 crore
Bhiwani `30 crore
Jind `30 crore