Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government stated as many as 8.62 lakh youth have registered themselves with employment exchanges in the State.
Replying to a query by Congress MLA from Jatni, Suresh Kumar Routray, Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak informed the State Assembly that a total of 8,62,067 youth have enrolled their names with the Live Register at employment exchanges in the State till May 31, 2021.
The Congress legislator sought a reply from the Minister on the number of unemployed youth in the State and measures taken by the government to provide them jobs.
Also he wanted to know what the government has done for the unemployed youth who could not apply for government jobs due to age limit during the Covid restrictions.
The Minister also informed the House even though the age limit for government jobs is 18 to 32 years, measures have been taken to provide employment to youth in 18-45 age bracket or make them employable under different skill development programmes.