Kerala moots law to regulate private sector jobs

December 17th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) The Kerala government will introduce a law to ensure that all private sector jobs are brought under the employment exchanges in the state, Labour Minister P.K. Gurudasan Wednesday told the assembly. Gurudasan said there are around 4.17 million unemployed people registered at the various employment exchanges.

“Currently, there are 32 employment exchanges in the state, which are computerised and in due course we will computerise the remaining 50 employment exchanges. Since we assumed office in May 2006, we have given employment to 30,521 people through the employment exchanges,” said Gurudasan in reply to questions raised in the assembly.

He also said this fiscal, the state government has paid unemployment dole worth Rs.530 million to over 337,000 people.

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