Niti Aayog pegs Goa’s unemployment figure at 1.1 lakh, Govt says only 20k

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant claimed that the figures released by NITI Aayog on unemployment in the state are inaccurate as there are several people who have already been gainfully employed. Earlier, NITI Aayog said there are 1.10 lakh unemployed youth in Goa. The figure is not correct as 80,000 are already employed but they have not cancelled their names in the employment exchanges as they are waiting for government jobs, Dr Sawant said. “The names of some government servants also figure in the list. As per our information, only 20,000 youth are unemployed. The state government will work out a system to cancel the names of people who are already employed,” Dr Sawant added. Sawant held a meeting with NITI Aayog member Dr VK Saraswat in the presence of the state’s chief secretary and other officials. After the meeting, Dr Sawant tweeted that NITI Aayog lauded the Goa Electric Mobility Promotion policy, adoption of emerging technologies and other policies. “The NITI Aayog elaborated on how it can support the state under State Support Mission. With enhanced coordination and advisory support from NITI the state surely can develop in multiple sectors,” the CM had further tweeted.

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