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Labour Bureau Data Proves What Modi Govt Isn't Admitting - Demonetisation and GST Hurt Employment -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

-TheWire.in Though the government is being adamant that there is no data on the impact of demonetisation and GST on the jobs front under various national schemes in India, Labour Bureau data indicates otherwise. New Delhi: While in response to written questions in the Lok Sabha on the impact of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Employment Generation, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has insisted that it does not possess...

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Job Creation in Organised Sector Dipped by 65% in April-June 2017 -Somesh Jha

-TheWire.in New Delhi: The pace of job creation in the organised sector fell sharply during April-June 2017 to a three-quarter low due to significant job losses in manufacturing, latest official estimates show. The number of new jobs created declined by around 65% to 64,000 in April-June 2017 from 185,000 in January-March 2017, according to the Labour Bureau’s quarterly report on employment. Job creation during April-June was even lower than the 77,000 reported...

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Will FM Arun Jaitley give a rural touch to Budget 2018 or will he hold on to fiscal prudence? -Shantanu Nandan Sharma

-The Economic Times After Gujarat returned the ruling BJP with a slim margin, the chorus of the establishment was "jo jeeta wohi sikandar" (He who wins is the king). It seemed apt, considering that the party retained Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state, bunking anti-incumbency of 22 years. But opposition wags responded with "jo sikha wohi sikandar", he who learns will be king, in 2019, in the next general elections. Rural Gujarat,...

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Budget 2018: Trade unions urge govt to focus on Employment Generation

-PTI The leaders claimed thousands of people had lost their jobs because of demonetisation Trade Unions want the government to allocate more funds in the Union Budget for Employment Generation and claimed that opening up the retail market to foreign players would lead to further loss of jobs. Though Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had said suggestions made by TU leaders during a pre-budget consultation meet last month would be considered, the leaders felt...

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India's jobless growth is not a myth -Mahesh Vyas

-Livemint.com If we do not recognize the problem on hand, we will not have any reason to try and find solutions India’s jobless growth is a myth, stated R. Gopalan and M.C. Singhi in an opinion piece in Mint on 19 December. They used data published by the Labour Bureau from their employment-unemployment surveys between 2009-10 and 2015-16. These were the first and last surveys conducted by the Labour Bureau on the...

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