The curious story of India’s employment exchanges
Exchange numbers show that they are doing a stellar job but the expert consensus is that their numbers are inaccurate
One of Narendra Modi’s key election planks on which he won a historic mandate this year was job-creation. Towards that end, the government has begun the long-pending task of modernising the country’s employment exchanges, to transform them into vibrant centres of job creation. While the general impression about employment exchanges in the country is that they have gradually become redundant in the modern Indian economy, the statistics on employment exchanges (which are reported by respective state governments) show a starkly different picture.