Guwahati: The Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the National Rozgar Mela via video conferencing today and distributed about 71,000 appointment letters to newly inducted recruits in various Government departments and organizations.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister conveyed his best wishes to all the inducted recruits and their families. He recalled recent Rozgar Melas in states such as Gujarat and the upcoming Mela in Assam.
He said these Melas at the center and BJP-ruled states, show the government’s commitment towards the youth. In the last 9 years, the Prime Minister emphasized that the government has prioritized the recruitment process by making it faster, transparent and unbiased.
Recalling the difficulties faced in the recruitment process, the Prime Minister pointed out that the Staff Selection Board took roughly 15-18 months to onboard the new recruits whereas today it takes only 6-8 months.
The Prime Minister said that during these 9 years, government policies were made keeping in mind the employment possibilities. Initiatives in the fields of modern infrastructure, rural push or expansion of the basic needs of life, every policy of the Government of India is creating new opportunities for the youth. The Prime Minister informed that in the last 9 years, the Government has spent about 34 lakh crore rupees on capital expenditure and on basic facilities.
At Guwahati, the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal joined the Rozgar Mela held at ITA Auditorium in Machkhowa.
The Union Minister handed over appointment letters to 217 successful candidates.
On the occassion, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “India’s main source of power is its youth. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the government has taken various steps to hone and rejuvenate the power of youth in a way that shapes the growth of new India. Rozgar mela is a true reflection of PM Modi ji’s commitment towards the empowering the youth towards nation building. Today, more than 71,000 youths received their appointment letters in the fifth edition of Rozgar mela. So far, more than 3.58 lakh youths have received their appointment letters via these Rozgar Melas which is accelerating the goal of facilitating employment to 10 lakh jobs in the government sector.”
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