12 Feb 2024

Rozgar Mela: Rooftop solar plants will create lakhs of new jobs, many startups from tier 2 or tier 3 cities, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi today distributed more than 1 lakh appointment letters to newly inducted recruits via video conferencing. He also laid the foundation stone of Phase I of the Integrated Complex “Karmayogi Bhavan” in New Delhi. This complex will promote collaboration and synergy among various pillars of Mission Karmayogi.

Youths to be made partners in nation-building

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the campaign to provide job opportunities to the youth in the Government of India is continuing in full swing. PM Modi stated that the present government has made the entire process transparent while also completing the recruitment process under the stipulated time. He said that it has led to equal opportunities for every youth in showcasing their capabilities. 

PM Modi said that the government strives to make the youth a partner in the development of the nation. The Prime Minister also touched upon laying the foundation stone of Phase I of the Integrated Complex ‘Karmayogi Bhavan’ in New Delhi and said that it will strengthen the government’s initiative towards capacity building. 

1 cr rooftop solar plants to be installed

Talking about the opening of new sectors and creation of opportunities for employment and self-employment for the youth due to the efforts of the government, PM Modi mentioned the Budget announcement related to the installation of about 1 crore rooftop solar plants which will reduce the power bill of the families and they will be able to earn money by supplying power to the grid. This scheme will create lakhs of new jobs also, he said. 

India is largest startup ecosystem in world 

Mentioning that India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world with about 1.25 lakh startups, PM Modi expressed happiness that many of these startups are from tier 2 or tier 3 cities. As these startups are creating new job opportunities, the latest budget announced the continuation of the tax rebate for the startups. The Prime Minister also mentioned the 1 lakh crore fund that has been announced in the Budget for promoting research and innovation. 

Indian Railways is going to be completely transformed 

Informing that recruitment in Railway is also taking place today through the Rozgar Mela, the Prime Minister highlighted that Railway is the first choice of the common people when it comes to traveling. Modi drew attention to the fact that Railway in India is undergoing a massive transformation and the sector will witness a complete makeover in the next decade. He mentioned the electrification and doubling of rail lines as well as flagging off new trains and increasing facilities for the passengers. He informed that 40,000 modern bogies like Vande Bharat Express will be prepared and added to normal trains under this year’s Budget, thereby increasing convenience and comfort for passengers.

Good connectivity has a direct impact on the development 

Highlighting the far-reaching impact of connectivity, the Prime Minister mentioned new markets, expansion of tourism, new businesses and the creation of lakhs of jobs due to improved connectivity. “Investment in infrastructure is being ramped up to accelerate development”, the Prime Minister said as 11 lakh crore rupees have been marked for investment in infrastructure in the recent Budget. New rail, road, airports, and waterways projects will create new job opportunities, he said.

Reforms in selection process for paramilitary forces

Noting that many of the new appointments are in paramilitary forces, the Prime Minister dwelled on the reforms in the selection process for paramilitary forces and informed that from this January examination will be conducted in 13 Indian languages apart from Hindi and English. This will give everyone equal opportunity to lakhs of candidates. He also informed about the increase in the quota for border and extremism-affected districts. 

Rozgar Mela held at 47 locations

Rozgar Mela was held at 47 locations across the country. The recruitments are taking place across Central Government Departments and State Governments/UTs supporting this initiative.  

The newly inducted appointees will also get an opportunity to train themselves through Karmayogi Prarambh, an online module on iGOT Karmayogi portal where more than 880 e-learning courses have been made available for ‘anywhere any device’ learning format.

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