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Hows the Jobs? Opposition attacks on government over unemployment reports

Remember the famous Dialogue from Bollywood movie Uri; “How’s The Josh”? The same dialogue is proving to be a prick on the government’s chair.
 
After the reports on Unemployment rate during the year, 2017-2018 went viral on Internet, the opposition is trending a hashtag on Media #HowsTheJobs. The dialogue of Uri was uttered from PM Modi to Nirmala Sitharaman, HRD Minister to the CM of Goa. And Congress is now spinning the same.
 
 
The reports which the opposition is talking about is the Periodic Labour Force Survey done by the National Sample Survey Office. It states that India’s unemployment rate was 6.1% in the year 2017-2018. It is the highest unemployment rate in last 45 year.
 
Business standard compared the data to the times of Congress lead UPA government. It says that the unemployment rate during the year 2011-2012 was 2.2% in comparison to 6.1% last year.
 
 


 
 
BJP replied to the tweet of Rahul Gandhi and said that it is fake news by him. The party called that it is Rahul’s inherited Mussolini's shortsightedness and has myopic understanding such issues. It said that the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)'s real data shows a sharp increase in jobs, created in just the last 15 months.
 
Opposition is claiming that the government tried to supress the reports. That’s why the members of  India’s National Statistical Commission are resigning.
 
The only two non-government members of India’s National Statistical Commission, P.C. Mohanan and J.V. Meenakshi, have resigned. Only two members are left in the commission now; just chief statistician Pravin Srivastava and NITI Aayog’s Amitabh Kant.
 
The government said that it is trying to bring the two back on the board. “The Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation not only places high regard for the Commission but also values its advice and on which appropriate action is taken,” a government statement said.9

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