Decision Maker Response

TKS Elangovan’s response

Apr 15, 2019 — Dear Citizens,

We have received your petition on asking to publish data on employment. DMK takes a strong view of employment opportunities, not only in Tamil Nadu but India as a whole. We have noted in our manifesto that, “Unemployment has reached an unprecedented all-time high as there has been no new job creation.” Unemployed youth are on the path of revolt. Macro­ economic sector, and medium and small industrial units have faced either total closure or fallen sick with functional difficulties.

Continuing large scale unemployment does not augur well for the nation, as the dejected youth may turn to undesirable pursuits. Therefore, the Central Government should, as its foremost priority, chalk out suitable strategies for creation of employment opportunities on a large scale at national level. DMK will impress upon the Centre to launch a scheme for providing job to at least one person per family according to educational qualification.

In pursuance of this, Central Government must take steps to:

Fill up all vacancies in all Central Government Departments, Offices, Public Sector Undertakings, etc., which have remained vacant for the last 5 years.

Appoint persons in advance to fill up all retirement vacancies.

Direct all the States to have similar action plans for providing employment and the Central Government to extend financial support to States.

Upgrade education system, provide Skill Development Trainings to youth and create more employment and self-employment opportunities.


We urge the Central Government to mandate every Company to provide employment to persons residing within 20 Kms. of their area of operation with a minimum pay of Rs.10,000/- p.m. under a special Corporate Social Responsibility programme which shall be implemented and monitored by Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Under this Scheme, a total number of 50 lakh jobs will be provided to youths.

We have committed in our Election Manifesto 2019, that the DMK will urge the Centre to bring suitable changes in (MGNREGS) the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme so as to meet the shortage of agricultural labour during the peak agricultural seasons:-

Provide employment opportunities to all labourers in the rest of the year other than cultivation period

In drought-hit areas, the minimum number of days should be increased to 150 days.

Procure and distribute accessories like hoe and crowbar for those working under this scheme

The DMK will provide a stipend to unemployed graduates all over India as introduced by Dr.Kalaignar Karunanidhi in Tamilnadu. Preference will be given to first-generation graduates in Government appointments.

I want to thank you for talking about this urgent and pressing issue. Employment generation has always been and will continue to remain the DMK’s priority.

Thank you

TKS Elangovan
Member of Parliament
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam