National Unemployment Day: Twitter is celebrating the birthday (17th September) of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as National Unemployment Day. It is a part of the employment movement which started a month ago due to the central government’s reluctant approach towards Railway and SSC job seekers.

Why is National Unemployment Day Trending on Twitter?

Railway Recruitment Board and Staff Selection Commission in India are the key recruitment agencies that provide government jobs to the youth generation in the country. Students prepare for years after their graduation or 10+2 to get a government job in India. But since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India in 2014, the recruitment process became slow and now is at a standstill condition. Jobseekers even need to push the RRB and SSC by various social media campaigns to publish a notice for the upcoming events.

Recently #SpeakUpForSSCRailway student, #Speakup, #NojobNovote, #SSCreforms, #Remember17Sept are trending over twitter. It is nothing but the anger and frustration of government job aspirants in India.Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) released a job notification of 90000 vacancy for RRB NTPC and RRB group D posts on 1st March,2019. Total 2.86 crore students applied against the job vacancies. Indian Railways Collected 864 Crores from the application fees of RRB NTPC and RRB Group D posts. Still, the tier 1 examination is pending.This approach by Narendra Modi led government infuriated the jobseekers across the country.

Twitteraties are demanding the reform on major recruitment processes including SSC and RRB. They are demanding to complete the whole recruitment cycle to finish with a year, starting from the date of notification.

SSC Reforms

SSC Reforms

 

Concerns of Unemployment in India

National Sample Survey Office published a report as a periodic labour force survey (PLFS), which revealed that the unemployment rate in India stood at a 45-year high of 6.1%.

It is to be noted that the acting chairman of the National Statistical Commission resigned, as the central government had not released the actual data in spite of the commission’s approval.
Look at the data
The percentage of unemployed rural male youth (aged 15-29) increased from 5% in 2011-12 to 17.4% in 2017-18. And the unemployment rate among rural women in the same age group increased from 4.8% in 2011-12 to 13.6% in 2017-18

So it was a crystal clear alarm that was suppressed and no mainstream media covered the serious issue of Unemployment in India.

Causes of Critical Stage of Unemployment in India

Back to back wrong implementation of government policies and corruption unveiled such a critical stage. The outbreak of COVID-19 was the last nail in the coffin.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started to take aback the entire nation since demonetization was announced. After that the implementation of GST caused a seismic wave in the entire nation as the small and medium scale industries burned with higher tax rates.

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A survey was conducted by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy which cited that 1.5 million jobs were lost just after the first four months of 2017, the immediate impact of demonetization.

Must Read Indian Economy in 2020 and Uncertain Future of Indian Youth

Why is Narendra Modi’s Birthday Trending as National Unemployment Day?

Jobseekers are demanding regular and transparent recruitment agencies which are capable to conduct exams in a fast and time-bound way. SSC candidates are asking for waiting list provisions as the same candidates keep on appearing SSC exams pursuing his/her dream post, resulting in wastage of posts every year. In spite of trending demands on twitter, it is extremely shocking that prime minister Narendra Modi did not even acknowledge or address the unemployment issue in the country.

As a result jobseekers across the country are blaming prime minister Narendra Modi for their distress and poor economic condition. That is why Indian Youth is celebrating the birthday of PM Narendra Modi i.e.17th September as the National Unemployment Day. Students, teachers around the country have taken part for the mass twitter campaign. Here are some tweets advocating the need of urgent initiative to address unemployment issue.

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

# National Unemployment Day

It is to be noted that the Indian Economy contracted by 23.9% in the first Quarter of 2020-21. The reasons are obviously COVID-19 lockdown and unsuitable timing of implementation of policies one after another by Indian government.

Sectors like Construction, manufacturing, tourism and transport are among the worst-hit sectors. Collection of tax revenues have contracted by 42% in the April-July period. Informal sectors are completely excluded in the figure,if included, the contraction figure could be uglier.

It is urged to prime minister Narendra Modi to take some immediate steps to acknowledge and solve the unemployment issue in the country.

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