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Protectionist Wave in Indian IT Industry

Ever since Donald Trump became the President of the United States (POTUS), one question that has been doing the rounds in India is how will its information technology (IT) industry work. Ever since he was campaigning to become POTUS, Trump has been a major opponent of outsourcing, which is something that the IT industry of India thrives on. In fact, as far as the leaders of this industry are concerned this is a burning question [...]

India's Job Crisis Getting Worse

A reforms-oriented government, a plethora of social security ‘yojanas’, predicted economic growth of between 7.5 and 8 percent (at a time when global growth is hovering around the 3 percent mark), numerous black money and tax evasion measures, and above all, no new reports of corruption, or scams. Everything seems to be well with India, doesn’t it? Look again. One of the key indicators of prosperity and socio-economic well-being in a country is its unemployment [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The elections are underway and all political parties are in a frenzy of promises that vary from the usual bijli, paani and makaan to removing corruption, good roads and good governance. Whichever party or coalition comes to power the single biggest challenge for the incumbent government is going to be tackling the unemployment problem and creating more jobs. Given the state of the economy, this is going to be challenging. The stagnant international market has [...]

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 [...]