Since August 2019, over 29,000 jobs provided in public sector in J-K: Govt

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Srinagar: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday said that over 29,000 jobs have been provided since August 2019 in the public sector while employment for over 5 lakh persons is estimated to have been created through self-employment schemes.

Replying to a query raised by a parliamentarian, Benny Behanan, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, said that the district-wise information on the employment rate in Jammu and Kashmir is not available.

“The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has carried out recruitment in the public sector from the year 2019 onwards totaling 29,806. In addition, employment for 5.2 lakh persons is estimated to have been created through self-employment schemes from August 2019 upto June 2022,” the MoS said in a reply. (KNO)

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