PM Modi promises 10 lakh government jobs as elections loom

New Delhi, 20/10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office said on Thursday he would launch a drive this weekend to give government jobs to 10 lakh people, starting with 75,000 immediate appointments, as he tries to tackle criticism of widespread unemployment.



Joblessness in the country of 140 crore people has stayed around 7 per cent for months – something that the opposition has regularly pointed out in the run-up to elections in several states starting next month.


Modi’s office said the 75,000 new recruits would join 38 ministries or departments of the government at various levels of seniority

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