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Amid NRC, NPR Row, Congress Demands National Register For Unemployed

The Congress Party Has Launched A Campaign Asking Those In Favour Of A National Register For Unemployed To Give A Missed Call On 8151994411 To Show Their Support.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 24 Jan 2020, 08:21:42 PM
India's unemployment rate has peaked to a 45-year-old during the Narendra Modi government.

India's unemployment rate has peaked to a 45-year-old during the Narendra Modi government. (Photo Credit: Representational Image)

New Delhi :

Amid the nation-wide row over the Narendra Modi government’s proposed National Register for Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), the Opposition Congress has launched a campaign to press the Centre for bringing the National Register For Unemployed (NRU). The Congress party has launched a campaign asking those in favour of a National Register for Unemployed to give a missed call on a number to show their support.

"The sons and daughters of the country lack neither talent nor to pursue higher education. But the BJP government is unable to provide employment, in such a situation, what should the youth do for those degrees? If you want the unemployed register ready, then make a missed call on 8151994411," the Congress wrote on Twitter in Hindi.

The NSSO report on jobs, which came to light months ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, escalated a huge political storm across the country. The report was yet to receive the government's nod for its official release, was first published in the Business Standard newspaper. The report, which shows the country's unemployment rate at a 45-year high, captures the impact of demonetisation on the economy.

In another study, the unemployment rate among women in India is more than double of that of men with similar qualifications, a new study has revealed. Titled "Gender Inclusion in Hiring in India", the study by two Harvard students, Rachel Levenson and Layla O'Kane, noted that 8.7 per cent of working-age urban, educated women in the country are unemployed but only 4 per cent of comparable men find themselves without a job.

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First Published : 24 Jan 2020, 08:21:42 PM