Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs :

Centre Set Up Panel to Suggest on New Jobs :

Context

The government has constituted a new task force led by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar to recommend measures to increase employment by promoting labour-intensive exports.

What is the reason for setting up a new panel?

Following are the reasons:

  • While the Indian workforce has high aspirations, a majority of the workers are still employed in low-productivity, low-wage jobs in small, micro and own-account enterprises.
  • An urgent and sustained expansion of the organized sector is essential to address India’s unemployment and under-employment issue.

What is the key strategy? What is the shift in the policy?

Following is the main strategy and change in policy:

  • The most important strategy is to enable a shift towards more labour-intensive goods and services that are destined for exports.
  • Given the importance of exports in generating jobs, India needs to create an environment in which globally competitive exporters can emerge and flourish.
  • The committee has been asked to submit its report by November 2017.
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