4.4 million jobs created in 9 months : EPFO

4.4 million jobs created in 9 months : EPFO
Retirement fund body EPFO’s payroll data suggests that as many as 4,474,859 jobs were created during September 2017 to May 2018. During May, the maximum number of enrolment of 2,51,526 were recorded in the age bracket of 18 to 21 years followed by 1,90,090 in 22 to 25 years age group. The EPFO manages social security funds of over 6 crore workers in the organised/semi organised sector.

J&K abolishes interviews for Class-IV jobs

The Jammu and Kashmir government today abolished interviews for all Class-IV posts in the state and the selection. All recruitment for Class-IV posts under State, Divisional and District Cadres also for companies, organizations & bodies substantially owned by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB). The decision will speed-up the selection process against these posts.

41 lakh new jobs created in 8months: CSO

Central Statistics Office (CSO) released the employment-related statistics in the formal sector for eight months beginning from September 2017. The year witnessed new payrolls of over 6.8 Lakhs were recorded by Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO). The estimated total number of new National Pension Scheme subscribers during the same period is over 5 lakhs.

Delhi accepted full statehood proposal

Delhi Vidhan Sabha accepted the resolution on full statehood to the city. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the capital has been deprived of its basic rights unlike other states, which has affected the development of the city. Kejriwal promised that if Delhi gets statehood then every family will get one home, people will have jobs.

Women SHGs to be trained in making LED lights

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat launched a programme for women self-help groups at Thano. The 5-day programme named LED Gram Light Training programme will train 50 women from 10 SHGS in making LED bulbs, tubelights and chandeliers and help them stand on their own feet. It will boost the sale of local products and will also help in stoping sale of Chinese items of home decor.

India’s 1st Aviation Multi Skill Dev. Centre

Union Minister of Civil Aviation P Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the country‘s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre at Chandigarh Airport‘s old terminal. The centre, which is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI), will initially train 2,360 students free of cost in three years. It will train about 2,400 youths in eight aviation job roles over the next three years.

India should create more salaried jobs

The World Bank has said that India needs to create more regular, salaried jobs with growing earnings.It should not focus on self-employment to become a middle-income country by 2047. It said that salaried jobs are a “rare privilege” in India today where less than 20% of workers are in salaried employment. India is currently classified as a lower middle-income country.

Bangladesh gets new Chief Justice

Bangladesh has appointed Syed Mahmud Hossain as the new Chief Justice.This comes as the predecessor & Bangladesh’s 1st Hindu chief justice was virtually forced to resign amid grave graft allegations. Hossain is the 22nd chief justice of Bangladesh.

Acid attack victims to get quota

People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability & victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central govt jobs.In case of direct recruitment, 4% of total number of vacancies in groups A, B & C shall be reserved for people with benchmark disabilities. This comes after the passage of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 & notification of relevant rules in this regard

‘one district, one product’ scheme in UP

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has approved ‘one district, one product’ scheme to promote products indigenous to every district.Implementation of the One District, One Product will boost economic development of the state, and also help in generation of five lakh new jobs annually. Under this, one product indigenous to every district would be showcased at the three-day UP Diwas event.