Hyderabad: Tuesday saw the ruling and Opposition parties trading allegations in the Assembly against each other on creation of jobs in the state. While Congress and BJP members alleged that the TRS government has failed to keep its promise to make recruitments for 1.7 lakh posts, the ruling party said that the Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy government had in 2004 promised to fill two lakh posts, but recruited only 7,685 people from 2004 to 2009 and filled 15,065 posts from 2009 to 2014, of which only 5,000 Telangana-natives got jobs.
When BJP MLA K. Laxman said that in the last three years, the TRS government has filled not more than 16,000 posts, TRS MLA G. Kishore said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to create one crore jobs per year, but managed to create only 43 lakh jobs in the last 3.5 years. Dr Laxman said that in the last 3 years, about 50,000 employees retired, but the TRS government issued 33 job notifications of which 22 were facing legal problems.
Congress MLA Rammohan Reddy said about 14 lakh educated youth have registered for jobs but the state government recruited only 16,000. The BJP and Congress MLAs demanded a white paper on vacancies and the schedule for filling the vacancies in the next two years. To this, Mr Kishore said that the TRS government has issued 73 recruitment notifications and 27,660 posts were filled and process is on to fill another 36,806 posts. He said that going by the Union labour ministry’s report, unemployment in TS is down from 3.4 per cent to 3 per cent.