Prime Minister Narendra Modi today distributed more than 51,000 appointment letters to new recruits in the central armed police forces via video conferencing in the Rozgar Mela held at 45 locations across the country as part of his commitment to accord the highest priority to employment generation.
The youths have been recruited in various central armed police forces such as Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Shashtra Seema Bal (SSB), Assam Rifles, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Narcotics control Bureau (NCB) as well as Delhi Police.
The Prime Minister congratulated the new appointees for their selection as ‘Amrit Rakshak’ as they will not only serve the country but also protect the country and the countrymen.
“You are ‘Amrit Rakshak’ of this ‘Amrit Kaal’”, the Prime Minister remarked.
The Prime Minister emphasised the fact that this edition of Rozgar Mela is taking place at a time when the nation is filled with pride and confidence with the success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and the Pragyan Rover constantly transmitting the latest images from the Moon.
He mentioned the major changes that the government has introduced to improve the process of recruitment in the paramilitary forces. Process of recruitment got speeded up from application to final selection, examinations are being conducted in 13 local languages instead of only English or Hindi as was the case earlier.
Highlighting the responsibilities of the new recruits in ensuring the development of the nation, the Prime Minister said that a secure environment with the rule of law expedites the pace of development.
Giving the example of Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister mentioned that the state once lagged behind in development and had the worst record in the country for incidents of crime. He explained that with the introduction of the rule of law in Uttar Pradesh, the state is now able to scale new heights of development and a new society free from fear is being established.
Noting India’s status as the fastest growing economy, PM Modi reiterated that India will join the ranks of the top three economies of the world during this decade.
“Modi gives such guarantees with utmost responsibility”, the Prime Minister remarked.
PM Modi explained that this rapid economic growth across sectors would also generate large-scale employment for the country’s youth.
“All of you youth are my biggest strength in the mission of bringing change in Government and Governance,” the Prime Minister remarked.
He said that it is important that every sector grows to ensure the growth of the economy. He talked about the role of the Pharma industry during the pandemic. Today, India’s pharma industry is worth about Rs 4 lakh crore and it is estimated that by 2030 the industry will be worth approximately Rs 10 lakh crore. This growth, the Prime Minister said, means that the pharma industry will need more youth in the coming years creating many opportunities for employment.
Throwing light on the expansion of the automobile and the auto components industry, the Prime Minister informed that both the industries are worth more than Rs 12 lakh crores and it is expected to grow further in the years to come. He underlined that many more youth will be required by the automobile industry to maintain this growth rate, thereby creating employment opportunities in the nation.
He also touched upon the food processing industry which was worth approximately Rs 26 lakh crores last year and stated that it is bound to rise to Rs 35 lakh crores in the next three and a half years. “With expansion comes increased employment opportunities”, he added.
Referring to the infrastructure development, the Prime Minister informed that in the last nine years the central government has spent more than Rs 30 lakh crore on infrastructure. This is giving a push to connectivity as well as tourism and hospitality, creating new jobs.
The Prime Minister also said that by 2030 the tourism sector will contribute more than Rs 20 lakh crore to the economy creating an estimated 13-14 crore jobs. These are not just numbers, these developments will impact the lives of common citizens by creating jobs, ease of living and increasing income, he added.
“A new era of transformation can be witnessed owing to the efforts of the government in the last 9 years”, the Prime Minister said. He informed that India making record exports last year is a sign of the increased demand for Indian made goods in the global market. As a result, PM Modi said that production has gone up, employment has increased and thereby the income of the family has seen a rise. He mentioned that India has become the second largest mobile manufacturing nation in the world and the demand for mobile phones in India has also shot up. He credited the efforts of the government for the manifold increase in mobile manufacturing.
The Prime Minister mentioned that the country is now focusing on other electronic gadgets as well and expressed confidence that India will replicate the success of the mobile manufacturing sector in the IT and hardware manufacturing sector to create more jobs.
Referring to the mantra of ‘Vocal for Local’., the Prime Minister said, “The day is not far when Made in India laptops and personal computers will make us proud.”
The Prime Minister also recalled the launch of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna on this day 9 years ago. “This scheme has played a big role in creating employment along with economic empowerment of the villages and the poor (Gaanv aur Gareeb)”, the Prime Minister said.