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Kerala targets to create 95,000 new jobs, minimum 50,000 this year: CM
 
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced that the government targets to create 95,000 new jobs in the State to address the large scale unemployment situation due to the Covid pandemic. "The financial crisis arising out of the pandemic has created alarming unemployment in the State and to address this, an integrated plan will be implemented to create new jobs. 50,000 jobs were announced earlier in the non-agricultural sector as part of the 100 days 100 programme," the CM said while addressing a press conference here this evening. "A detailed document has been prepared on the areas in which these agencies are at the forefront of employment. Now the target is 95,000 jobs out of which at least 50,000 jobs are guaranteed to be created by December.

The detailed figures and the addresses of the recruits will be published every two weeks on a special portal to be launched for this purpose," The government and quasi-government public sector undertakings will provide employment to 18,600 people. This includes permanent, temporary and contract appointments. He said 425 posts will be created in higher secondary schools, 700 posts in aided colleges and 300 temporary posts as part of the new courses. Appointments to 6,911 posts in aided schools will be regularized. 700 posts will be created in medical colleges and 500 posts in public health system. Covid Firstline Treatment Centers will provide temporary employment to over 1,000 people. 500 persons from the Scheduled Tribes will be appointed as Beat Officers in the Forest department.

Apart from the health and education departments, 1,717 people will be employed in other departments. Appointments in government service and in public sector quasi-government institutions will be made through PSC. The target is to recruit at least 5,000 people within 100 days through PSC. There will be 1,761 appointments in 42 PSUs, including 1178 permanent appointments, 342 temporary appointments and 241 contract appointments. The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) will employ 241 people. More than 100 appointments will be made in Kerala Minerals and Metals, Travancore Titanium, Kerala State Textile Corporation, Kerala State Bamboo Corporation and Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited. A total of 766 appointments will be made in these five institutions. He said 150 jobs will be created for the new Homco factory.

500 permanent / temporary appointments will be made in the Co-operative Department and Institutions. 1,000 persons will be recruited in KSFE here through PSC. 348 people will get employment in six agro-industrial public sector undertakings institutions. All in all, 3977 people will be recruited or created in public sector institutions within the next 100 days. The industrial sector will create 23,100 jobs in 100 days, including 1,760 direct recruitment in public sector companies mentioned earlier. At least 2,400 MSME units and 7,200 jobs will be created in the second quarter through the district industrial centers. Under the Kerala MSME Facilitation Act, 4,053 persons have been given permission to start small scale industries. These ventures will provide employment to at least 6,000 people.

Investment subsidy has been sanctioned to 700 enterprises under the Industries Department which will provide employment to 4,600 people. He said 17,500 jobs in the Cooperative sector and 15,441 in Kudumbasree are some of the other job creation targets of the government.


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