New Delhi: The Economic Survey was laid in the Parliament on Friday as part of the Budget session beginning tomorrow.
The Economic Survey states that around 2.62 crore new jobs were created in rural and urban areas between the year 2011-12 and 2017-18 among regular wage and salaried employees. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), 69.03 lakh candidates were trained until November 2019.
In 2017-18, there was a 8 per cent increase in regular Employment of Women in 2017-18 over 2011-12.
“Along with efforts for generating additional employment, special focus has been on improving quality of jobs and formalisation of the economy,” notes the Economic Survey.
The share of a regular wage and salaried employees has increased by 5 per cent points from 18 per cent in 2011-12 to 23 per cent in 2017-18. In absolute terms, there was a significant jump of around 2.62 crore new jobs with 1.21 crore in rural areas and 1.39 crore in urban areas in this category.
“Remarkably the proportion of women workers in regular wage category have increased by 8 percentage points (from 13 per cent in 2011-12 to 21 per cent in 2017-18) with the addition of 0.71 crore new jobs for female workers in this category,” the Survey highlights.
“General education improves knowledge of the people while skill training enhance their employability and equips them to tackle requirements of the labour market,” states the Economic Survey.
Further, the Government is providing training to female workers to enhance employment through a network of women Industrial Training Institutes, National Vocational Training Institutes and Regional Vocational Training Institutes, the Economic Survey observes.