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The budget must dispel the people’s doubts

Explaining the rationale underpinning the government’s choices will help increase trust and belief in its plans
The strong mandate received by the ruling party would indicate that the efforts made towards basic provisions and financial inclusion were successful(ANI)
The strong mandate received by the ruling party would indicate that the efforts made towards basic provisions and financial inclusion were successful(ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2020 08:05 PM IST
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ByGovind Sankaranarayanan

How to revive job growth in the country

First, the government must increase public investment in social services. Second, it should introduce a multi-pronged industrial policy to reverse the poor manufacturing performance since 1991
Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)
Between 2004-05 and 2011-12, about five million workers per annum left agriculture for non-farm sector jobs. Among these five million, about four (75%) were youth (15 to 29 years). This was a good news because it tightened the rural labour market, which resulted in real wages rising (it had been stagnant between 1996 and 2004 because of a rising number of workers in agriculture)(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 05:02 PM IST
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BySantosh Mehrotra and J Parida

DGCA officers want their own service for job growth, perks

A DGCA officer said on condition of anonymity that in other ministries, even if promotions are not forthcoming, officers get the salary of the next grade after completing the requisite years in service. In DGCA they get neither, this person added. .
About 150 of the 400 staff working with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have submitted a representation to the civil aviation ministry demanding what is called a group A central service.(HT File Photo)
About 150 of the 400 staff working with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have submitted a representation to the civil aviation ministry demanding what is called a group A central service.(HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 07:10 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Jobs to be a key promise in Congress manifesto

The party manifesto will focus on the export sector and labour-intensive textiles and leather industries and may contain specific policy proposals for job growth in these sectors.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Jobs to be a key promise in Congress manifesto(HT File Photo)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Jobs to be a key promise in Congress manifesto(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2019 08:47 AM IST
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Job growth should address India’s socio-economic concerns

Azim Premji University’s State of Working India report has a central message: Gandhi and Ambedkar must meet Kuznets and Lewis
Candidates at a job fair organised by the Delhi government .(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Candidates at a job fair organised by the Delhi government .(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 12:08 PM IST
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Services sector returns to growth in June, records sharpest expansion in a year: PMI

The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index rose from 49.6 in May to 52.6, registering the fastest growth since June 2017.
Reflecting improved demand conditions, jobs growth picked up from May’s five-month low, says the June Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index.(Hemant Mishra/mint)
Reflecting improved demand conditions, jobs growth picked up from May’s five-month low, says the June Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index.(Hemant Mishra/mint)
Updated on Jul 04, 2018 11:49 AM IST
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India shows jobs growth as 3.11 million join EPF in six months

The Employees Provident Fund releases provisional figures for six months that showed that 3.11 million workers joined the fund during the September 2017 to February 2018 period, partly due to a pick up in the economy and federal support.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year announced the the government would partially cover employers’ contributions to the EPF for three years.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi this year announced the the government would partially cover employers’ contributions to the EPF for three years.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 08:11 PM IST
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Is higher economic growth eating up jobs in India?

Non-farm jobs was positive despite negative jobs growth in 2014-15 and 2015-16
Annual decline in agricultural employment was much higher in 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16 than other periods.(AFP File Photo)
Annual decline in agricultural employment was much higher in 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2015-16 than other periods.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 06:16 PM IST
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