Who said there’s no jobs under Modi Govt? In just 2.5 years “Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana” benefited 98.38 lakh employees

The opposition tried to project that PM Modi was against the farmers, but this narrative failed after the Modi government doubled the MSP to the agricultural products. The opposition even tried to set a narrative that upper caste Hindus–who are basically supporters of BJP–are angry with the leadership of PM Modi but even this narrative got punctured after PM Modi’s masterstroke of allotting 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to the economically backward upper caste Indians.

Now another narrative has been busted and that is of job creation. A report has revealed that a total of 98.38 lakh employees benefited through Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY). The PMRPY was launched on 9th August, 2016 and the objective of this scheme was to incentivise employers for creation of employment.

The report released by Ministry of Labour & Employment said stated “The scheme is targeted for employees earning upto Rs. 15,000 per month. This scheme has a dual benefit, where, on the one hand, the employer is incentivised for increasing the employment base of workers in the establishment, and on the other hand, these workers will have access to social security benefits of the organized sector”.

Ministry of Labour & Employment further said “Number of Employees and Establishments benefitted as on 31.12.2018 is 98.38 lakh and 1.21 lakh respectively”.

Details from PMRPY Portal from inception till 31-Dec- 2018

State No. Of Establishment Benefited During Period 01-Apr-2016 to 31-Dec-2018 No. Of Employees Benefited During Period 01-Apr-2016 to 31-Dec-2018 Subsidy Amount Disbursed During Period 01-Apr-2016 to 31-Dec-2018
ANDHRA PRADESH 8646 780535 2422534115
ASSAM 365 8258 27780925
BIHAR 737 105355 474851209
CHANDIGARH 3612 155769 548215125
CHHATTISGARH 2473 102987 359170624
DELHI 5570 628772 2137927962
GOA 352 15343 42488134
GUJARAT 11763 857175 2748520825
HARYANA 7067 823757 2633467270
HIMACHAL PRADESH 2565 110997 340391679
JHARKHAND 1110 46635 133283018
KARNATAKA 7853 963140 3471298051
KERALA 3567 165120 892195708
MADHYA PRADESH 4548 282474 1040402671
MAHARASHTRA 14193 1746468 5470612241
ODISHA 2169 110975 358483871
PUNJAB 4760 161869 626154768
RAJASTHAN 7601 376834 1029095730
TAMIL NADU 13527 1177433 3816056107
UTTAR PRADESH 12556 689057 2528746729
UTTARAKHAND 2491 243977 642416319
WEST BENGAL 3825 285416 787598144
  121350 98,38,346 32,53,16,91,225


In the month of September 2018, the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) revealed that a record 9.5 Lakh jobs were created in July and a total of 61.81 lakh since September 2017. By this the myth that India don’t have enough jobs has been busted again.

Hansika Raj