Resolution passed at 42nd National Conference of AITUC
Resolution urging the Government of India to fill up the 10 lakh civilian posts lying vacant in the various Ministries / Departments of Central Government and more than 5 lakh post lying vacant in the Central PSU’s!
The 42nd National Conference of AITUC held at Alappuzha, Kerala from the 16th to 20th of December 2022 has noted with very serious concern, the prevailing unemployment, under employment and job loss which has become one of the most crucial issues confronting every section of the working people, for those who are already employed and those who are in such of a job. More than 40 million jobless people are there in our country as per a rough estimate. This number has further increased after the COVID-19 pandemic and the unplanned lock down imposed by the BJP Government. The capitalist system exists on the basis of keeping a large chunk of job seekers as unemployed.
Various reports of the ILO underline the critical aspect of youth unemployment as a serious offshoot of the crisis. According to a reply given by the Government recently in the Parliament almost 10 lakh civilian posts are remaining unfilled in various Ministries and Departments. This is after abolishing lakhs of post in many Ministries like Defence, Railways etc., similarly more than 5lakh posts are lying vacant in the various public sector undertakings. The present Government is not having any policy to provide job for the unemployed youth of this country. The worst sufferers are the youth from the most socially and economically downtrodden communities like backward class, scheduled caste, and scheduled tribe etc., since the present Government is moving ahead with privatization of Government and public sector organizations and outsourcing of the jobs the situation has further worsened. Even in the most sensitive Armed Forces the Government has introduced contractual / fixed term employment in the name of Agnipath and Agniveer.
AITUC has noted with serious concern on the declining employment generation in the Government sector and the public sector due to large scale privatization and outsourcing. AITUC urges upon the Government of India to immediately take appropriate steps to fill up all the posts lying vacant in all the Central Government Ministries and Departments and also in the various Central public sector undertakings and also to frame a national employment generation policy in consultation with all Central Trade Unions to overcome the crisis of unemployment in our country. AITUC also urges upon the Government to withdraw the Agnipath and Agniveer scheme in the Armed Forces and to start recruitment in the Armed Forces in a regular manner as in the past.