PM distributes over 1 lakh job letters

New Delhi, Feb 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday distributed over 1 lakh appointment letters to the newly-inducted recruits via video conferencing.  He also laid the foundation stone of Phase I of the Integrated Complex ‘Karmayogi Bhavan’ in New Delhi.

The complex would promote collaboration and synergy among various pillars of Mission Karmayogi.


Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that appointment letters were being handed out to over 1 lakh recruits and congratulated them and their families on the occasion.

He underlined that the campaign to provide job opportunities to the youth in the Government of India was continuing in full swing.

Pointing out that the long time spent between the job notification and handing out appointment letters led to an increase in bribery, the PM said that the present government had made the entire process transparent while also completing the recruitment process under the stipulated time.

He said that it had led to equal opportunities for every youth in showcasing their capabilities.

“Today, every youth believes that they can cement their job position with hard work and skills,” PM Modi said, highlighting that the government strives to make the youth a partner in the development of the nation.  He said that the present government in the last 10 years had handed out jobs to the youth 1.5 times more than the previous governments.

The PM also touched upon laying the foundation stone of Phase I of the Integrated Complex ‘Karmayogi Bhavan’ in New Delhi and said that it would strengthen the government’s initiative towards capacity building.

Talking about the opening of new sectors and creation of opportunities for employment and self-employment for the youth due to the efforts of the government, he mentioned the budget announcement about 1 crore rooftop solar plants which would reduce the power bill of the families and they would be able to earn money by supplying power to the grid.

“This scheme will create lakhs of new jobs also,” PM Modi said.

Mentioning that India was the third largest startup ecosystem in the world with about 1.25 lakh startups, he expressed happiness that many of these startups were from tier 2 or tier 3 cities.

“As these startups are creating new job opportunities, the latest budget announced the continuation of the tax rebate for the startups,” the PM said.

He also mentioned the 1 lakh crore fund that had been announced in the budget for promoting research and innovation.

Informing that recruitment in Railways was also taking place today through the Rozgar Mela, PM Modi highlighted that Railways was the first choice of the common people when it comes to travelling.

He drew attention to the fact that Railways in India was undergoing a massive transformation and the sector would witness a complete makeover in the next decade.

The PM recalled that not much attention was paid to the Railways before 2014 and mentioned the electrification and doubling of rail lines as well as flagging off new trains and increasing facilities for the passengers.

He said that after 2014 a campaign to reinvent the entire train travel experience was initiated with a focus on modernisation and upgradation of Railways.

PM Modi said that 40,000 modern bogies like Vande Bharat Express would be prepared and added to normal trains under this year’s budget, thereby increasing convenience and comfort for passengers.

Highlighting the far-reaching impact of connectivity, he mentioned new markets, expansion of tourism, new businesses, and the creation of lakhs of jobs due to improved connectivity.

“Investment in infrastructure is being ramped up to accelerate development,” the PM said as Rs 11 lakh crore had been marked for investment in infrastructure in the recent budget. “New rail, road, airports, and waterways projects will create new job opportunities.”

Noting that many of the new appointments were in paramilitary forces, he dwelled on the reforms in the selection process for paramilitary forces and said that from this January examination would be conducted in 13 Indian languages apart from Hindi and English.

“This will give equal opportunity to lakhs of candidates,” PM Modi said.

He also informed about the increase in the quota for border and extremism-affected districts.

The PM highlighted the role of government personnel in the journey of Viksit Bharat.

“More than 1 lakh Karmyogis that are joining today will give this journey a new energy and speed,” he said.

PM Modi asked them to devote every day to nation-building.

He told them about Karmyogi Bharat Portal which had more than 800 courses and 30 lakh users and asked them to take full benefit of that.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the Rozgar Mela was held at 47 locations across the country.

The recruitment is taking place across central government departments, state governments, and UTs supporting this initiative.

The recruits would be joining the government in various ministries and departments including the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Higher Education, Department of Atomic Energy, Ministry of Defence, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, and Ministry of Railways in various positions.

The Rozgar Mela is a step towards the fulfilment of the commitment of the PM to accord the highest priority to employment generation in the country.

The Rozgar Mela is expected to leverage further employment generation and provide gainful opportunities to the youth for their empowerment and direct participation in national development.

The newly-inducted appointees would also get an opportunity to train themselves through Karmayogi Prarambh, an online module on the iGOT Karmayogi portal where more than 880 e-learning courses have been made available for ‘anywhere any device’ learning format.

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