Creating job opportunities employment generation during last three years.

Creating job opportunities and facilitating generation of employment has been at the core of our policy-making. During the last three years, we have taken a number of steps to boost employment generation in the country. These measures include:-

  • Contribution of 8.33% of Employee Provident Fund (EPF) for new employees by the Government for three years.
  • Contribution of 12% to EPF for new employees for three years by the Government in sectors employing large number of people like textile, leather and footwear.
  • Additional deduction to the employees of 30% of the wages paid for new employees under the Income Tax Act.
  • Launch of National Apprenticeship Scheme with stipend support and sharing of the cost of basic training by the Government to give training to 50 lakh youth by 2020.
  • Introducing system of fixed term employment for apparel and footwear sector.
  • Increasing paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, along with provision of creches.

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