Prime Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said his government had introduced revolutionary reforms to encourage self-employment.
“Our record of providing public sector jobs is unparalleled. There are 3.97 lakh public sector jobs in the state, of which 34,108 jobs were created during the TDP’s tenure. We have created 2.06 lakh jobs which means we have created half of all jobs in the last three years,” Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy said during a debate on industrial development in the assembly on Monday.
The Prime Minister said that the government provided 37,908 contract jobs and 3.71 thousand jobs were provided in the outsourcing sector. “We provided 6.16 lakh jobs on a regular, contract and outsourcing basis,” he said.
Highlighting that the YSRCP government has introduced decentralized management through village and district secretariats, Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy said: “We have provided 1.25 lakh jobs in secretariats, of which 85% went to BC, SC and ST were awarded. In addition, 51,387 employees of the RTC were placed under the direct jurisdiction of the government. We filled 16,880 regular positions in the medicine and health department and 6,360 positions in the education department. So far we have created 2.06 000 regular jobs,” said the Prime Minister.
He further said that Andhra Pradesh Outsourcing Corporation was established to eliminate corruption in recruitment. “Nevertheless, the opposition and its media outlet friends are making up stories about unemployment,” said Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy explained that the government is committed to encouraging self-employment and said welfare schemes such as YSR Vahana Mithra have provided 2.75 lakh families with financial support, while launderers, tailors, hairdressers etc. have provided financial support under the Jagananna receive Chedodu scheme.
In addition, the government has partnered with major corporations such as Hindustan Lever, ITC, Procter and Gamble and Amul to provide training and support to self-employed women. YSR Cheyutha grants women an annual grant of ₹18,500.
Dig at Naidu
“I want these people who are closely watching politics to tell the young generation about Naidu-san’s evil plans. They get angry when people are happy. Mr. Naidu has never worked for the welfare of people. They are saddened when children from marginalized communities learn in English. They are upset because we advocate decentralized development,” said Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy.