Steep Rise In Unemployment Rate In JK Worrisome: NC


SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday said the 23.1 percent unemployment rate in JK against 7.8 percent at National level is the living spectacle of the incumbent government’s failure in providing jobs to the skilled and educated youth of J&K.

NC state spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the data has again exposed the claims of the incumbent administration on fostering employment extravaganza in JK.

“Yet again the CMIE has put the unemployment rate in J&K at staggering 23.1 percent. Exposing the tall claims of the J&K government, these figures have again placed J&K much lower than the national average, thus busting the fake narratives propelled by the government on meeting the expectations of youth,” he said.

He further said, “GOI’s policies premising on terminating employees and outsourcing the recruitment have further aggravated the problem. Of late some posts were advertised for which exams were also held by JKSSB but the process has, unfortunately, hit the skids due to everyday scandals and subsequent cancellation of selection lists.”

Imran said that the failure of the GOI in addressing the soaring unemployment in J&K has become one of the factors for suicides, drug addiction, and substance use.

“Our educated youth see no light at the end of the tunnel. Government on its part is doing nothing to help them. Lack of substantial policy intervention to give a flip to entrepreneurship, fast-tracking of recruitment, and protecting the employment interests of our youth is a far cry and not in the to-do list of the government,” he said.


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