Cong boycotts Council on jobs for youth

Finance Minister Etela Rajender today reiterated that the State government was striving for the welfare of unemployed youth in the State.

Replying to questions raised by Congress and other members on providing jobs to youth, in the Council, Rajender said despite hurdles the government was committed to provide gainful employment to the youth. He said the government has already issued orders to fill 93,739 vacant posts and permission has been granted to various departments to recruit candidates for 63,025 posts, he said, adding that everyone was sympathetic towards the unemployed.

However, not satisfied with the reply on job recruitment, the main Opposition Congress boycotted the council.

The minister said Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was exploring various options to create more employment in the private sector too. “Around 3 lakh jobs were provided in private sector after the formation of TS,” the Minister said, adding that all the countries, including the USwere focusing on providing employment to their own citizens, which reduced opportunities for Indians, including the youth from Telangana State. The Chief Minister was also keen on paying fair salaries to 1.80 lakh contract employees, who were appointed during the Congress and TDP governments. The State was incurring an expenditure of Rs 900 crore every month towards this, he said, adding that as per the assurance made by the Chief Minister, 1.20 lakh jobs will be provided in the State.

Leader of the Opposition Mohammed Ali Shabbir staged walkout demanding time-frame for filling all the vacancies. (NSS)