Every proposal for Cabinet approval should mention its job potential: Govt to Ministries

In a latest communication to all Government of India secretaries, Special Secretary (Cabinet) Jai P Prakash stated that all Cabinet notes will now have to "separately" and "clearly" reflect the "Employment Generation Potential" of each proposal.

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Updated: January 21, 2016 4:04 am

Creating more jobs just got a notch higher on the Centre’s priority list. The government has decided that all ministries will now have to reflect the “Employment Generation Potential” of each proposal they put up before the Cabinet or a Cabinet committee for approval.

In a latest communication to all Government of India secretaries, Special Secretary (Cabinet) Jai P Prakash stated that all Cabinet notes will now have to “separately” and “clearly” reflect the “Employment Generation Potential” of each proposal.

“In view of the fact that employment generation in various sectors is vital for country’s socio-economic development, this aspect has to be an important criterion for any project/scheme appraisal,” stated the special secretary’s letter, adding that “it has, therefore, been decided that henceforth all the notes for Cabinet and its Committees should separately and clearly reflect the Employment Generation Potential of each proposal”.

Following this decision, all Cabinet notes will now have to indicate the employment generation potential of a proposal in the main body of the note in a separate paragraph after the paragraph on “Financial Implications” in the Draft Cabinet Note as well as the Final Cabinet Note.

The Cabinet Secretariat has sought strict compliance of this decision on an immediate basis. The government has also modified the handbook on preparation of notes for Cabinet/Cabinet committees accordingly to include this requirement.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Jan 21, 2016 at 8:37 am
    Let Modi Govt. first post its report card as to how many jobs it has created during last 2 years after it came to power mostly on the votes of Youths and students.
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    Jagdish Saigal
    Jan 21, 2016 at 3:10 am
    While this initiative is good, Govt. should focus on policies to accelerate public and private investment in employment intensive sectors such as eco and soc infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. Also, there is cry for administrative reform to achieve Min. govt. and max . governance and for accelerating privatization.
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    JKG
    Jan 21, 2016 at 4:36 am
    NDA Govt must act on the issue of employment ganeration
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    rajan luthra
    Jan 21, 2016 at 6:03 am
    Privatisation, rather than solving the problems, is aggravating every issue. Which corporate concern is employment oriented. 'Minimum Investment, Maximum Profits' is their only goal. Even in essential services like health and education, governments have been washing their hands off. Roads, Railways, Power, Water resources are basic amenities and private sector has only been fleecing consumers. With IT sector expanding all the time, new employment opportunities might materialise but not enough to sustain exploding potion. High time, government sets its priorities right and take urgent measures to curb potion growth.
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