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April 29, 2018
Summer Internships A stepping stone towards a career

Vacations in schools and colleges are approaching. Rather than staying at home and wasting your time, it’s always better to go for a summer internship. The competition is aggressively increasing leaving fewer options for us. Having multiple degrees will not be enough to survive in this competitive world. Take a moment and think about it. Taking up internships will not only expand your skills but would also give you an exposure to the professional world. [...]Read More

March 11, 2016
PM's Employment Generation Programme

The PM’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) looks to create more than four lakh jobs in the upcoming fiscal – 2016-17. It had been announced in 2000 and formally launched during fiscal 2008-09. PMEGP can be described as a credit-linked subsidy programme that is essentially a combination of Rural Employment Generation Programme (REGP) and Pradhan Mantri Rozgar Yojana (PMRY). The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) administers the programme and the Khadi and Village [...]Read More

December 30, 2015
Start Up India Stand Up India

Come 16 January 2016, PM Modi will unveil the objective and policy framework of his latest initiative ‘Start-up India, Stand-up India’, which is aimed at promoting innovation as a means to promote entrepreneurship that will lead to job creation. PM Modi first spoke of his idea during the Independence Day speech at Red Fort earlier this year and mandated the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to begin dialogue with various stakeholders and prepare [...]Read More

October 11, 2015
Abolish interviews for lower posts

No interviews for junior posts in Govt. jobs Minister of State for personnel Jitendra Singh on Wednesday appealed to the chief ministers of all states to abolish the practice of interview for several Group B (non-gazetted) and Group C (non-technical) posts in various ministries/departments under the Central Government. The Minister has written to all state chief ministers requesting abolition of interview for recruitment to lower posts “wherever possible”. The Central Government has suggested that the [...]Read More

June 25, 2015

What is Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act? The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 (NREGA) is a social security scheme that attempts to provide employment and livelihood to rural labourers in the country. In an effort to make inclusive and overall development a reality, the NREGA was passed as a labour law and implemented across 200 districts in 2006. By 2008, it came to cover the entire country. The scheme was designed to [...]Read More

March 18, 2015
Disguised unemployment in India

The unemployment scenario is quite bleak in India. With every passing day, we are heading towards a more precarious situation. A developing economy like India is defined by its large population and large-scale unemployment, further leading to socio-economic issues like malnutrition, poverty, drug & substance abuse and anti-social & criminal activities, etc. At the core of such socio-economic issues lie several types of unemployment – structural, frictional or seasonal. However, one which is more severe [...]Read More

December 25, 2014
Modi's Skill India

After ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India‘, the NaMo Government is to launch yet another programme. This one is a revised version of programmes launched earlier under the skill development policy. This new programme, called ‘Skill India’, is supposed to be a multi-skill programme. It will be launched in March 2015. Like all other programmes, ‘Skill India’ too is a dream project of Narendra Modi and the work to launch this programme has already been initiated. [...]Read More

September 30, 2013

Creating new jobs is a crucial task and plays an important role in the economy. Drop in the financial market hits job market and creates unemployment. India has the largest population of youth in the world with about 66% of the population under the age of 35, so impact of declining financial market is the worst in India. Though education level in the recent years has increased but skill development is still a crucial issue. [...]Read More

September 11, 2013

Despite the fact that the Indian economy has witnessed a considerable growth in the last two decades, this growth rate has not been uniform. Underemployment, low educational levels, a high rate of dropouts and lack of proper vocational training which can provide better employment opportunities, are still prevalent. The shortage of skilled workforce is evident from the discrepancies of demand and supply in the market. According to the reports of a Boston Consulting Group, India [...]Read More

June 20, 2013

Higher unemployment and low income in the rural areas results in low purchasing power of the rural people, ultimately affecting their quality of life. The government has launched several schemes to generate employment especially in the rural areas. Data provided by the National Sample Survey (NSS) indicates unemployment in the rural areas has increased from 7.2% in the rural areas in 2000 has increased to 8.1% in 2010. To achieve growth with equity and social [...]Read More

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