Hyderabad, June 7 (UNI) Having created eight lakh jobs in four years, the Andhra Pradesh Government has drawn up an ambitious programme to revitalise employment exchanges and create more jobs this year, Finance Minister K Rosaiah said today.
Addressing a press conference here, he alleged that the previous TDP Government had virtually closed down the employment exchanges by issuing a Government Order (GO)to wind them up.
''We have not only revitalised employment exchanges and State Public Service Commission but also taken steps to improve their functioning.'' The employment exchanges would be fully computerised on a pilot basis in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts in a month while other districts would be computerised three months thereafter to enable jobseekers register themselves online and renew their registration without visiting the exchanges, Employment Programme ''Rajiv Udyogasri'' Director K Dhananjay Reddy, who was also present, said.
The State Government had already issued notification for filling 20,663 posts through the APSC during 2007-08, Mr Rosaiah said, adding the government would shortly issue notification for recruitment of 20,000 teachers.
The government had filled up 5,852 backlog vacancies in the posts reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and yet to fill up 1,667 vacancies for SC/STs, the minister said, adding a total of five lakh youth, particularly from rural areas, were benefited by the Rajiv Udyogasree programme, he added.
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