8,98,717 unemployed youths await ‘government job’ in Odisha: Minister in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: As many as 8,98,717 youths await ‘government job’ in Odisha as of February 28 and their names are being reflected on Live Register in different Employment Exchanges of the State, said Rural Development, Skill Development & Technical Education Minister Pritiranjan Ghadei, today.

Ghadei informed this while he was replying to a question from Loisingha BJP MLA Mukesh Mahaling.

Answering in the Legislative Assembly, during the second phase of the Budget Session, the Minister stated that not a single name has been struck off from the register in the last 20 years on the ground of registered job aspirants exceeding the upper age limit, as there is no provision to remove.

However, the names of at least 25,74,663 candidates were eliminated from the Live Register starting from the year 2010 up to February 28, 2023, as they could not renew their entries on time.

Besides, a placement-linked training programme (PLTP) was introduced in FY 2011-12 by Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) to build up the employability of unemployed men and women.

The training programme on various trades is being organised in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode, wherein youths of the State aged between 18 to 35 years can take part, the Minister added.

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