Only 1% of 6 lakh aspirants got jobs in nine years of Cong rule

  • Sat Singh, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Nov 27, 2014 20:45 IST

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.

Jobs given

Total 6,308

Jhajjar 1,479
Sonepat 1,033
Karnal 865
Rohtak 733

total 4,110

Gurgaon, Hisar, Jind, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Sirsa (combined) 1,311
Panipat 91
Mahendergarh 90
Yammunagar 90
Faridabad 87
Ambala 77
Mewat 57
Bhiwani 57
Fatehabad 32
Panchkula 25
Palwal 13
Rewari 12

Unemployment allowance

Total distributed `300 crore
Rohtak `36 crore
Hisar `33 crore
Bhiwani `30 crore
Jind `30 crore

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