Guj Cong promises govt jobs to 1 lakh youth in state

Age limit for getting a govt job will be increased to 35 years from the present 30 years: COngress.

Written by Agencies | Ahmedabad | Published: September 18, 2012 10:36 am

In a bid to woo voters,Gujarat Congress announced that they would provide government jobs to one lakh youth in the state.

“There are 33 per cent vacancies in the state government offices and if the Congress comes to power,the party will give government jobs to one lakh youth of the state,” Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhvadia made this announcement on Monday.

“We will also increase the age limit for getting a government job to 35 years from the present 30 years,” Modhvadia said while releasing the seventh point of the party’s 10 point agenda under the ‘Gujarat Praja Vikas Darshan’.

The party has earlier announced poll sops like houses to housewives at a very nominal rates,plots to rural housewives,laptops to all college students,among others.

“In 1995,when the Congress was in power,the state had 2.15 lakh full-time government employees,but the now the number has come down to 1.74 lakh,” Congress alleged.

The party also announced that it would form a new policy compelling industries coming to invest in the state to give 80 per cent employment to local youths.

“There are more than 10 lakhs unemployed youths in the state and in the next five years,we will create jobs for them,” Modhvadia said.

“We will start 100 new ITIs to give vocational training to youths,” he further said.

Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh Gohil and campaign committee chief Shankarsinh Vaghela were also present on the occasion.

Vaghela said the Congress will also give interest rebate on loan taken by youths for purchase of two wheelers. Vaghela said the Modi government had started making a number of announcements for the people in the recent times,as the Assembly elections were inching closer.

“It is good if the state government fulfills what they are announcing. But the only thing I want to ask is why do they remember people just now,even though they have been in power since the past 12 years,” he said.

Gohil said the BJP government had failed to provide employment to youths as it was not worried about the common people.

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