Bhubaneswar: The number of registered unemployed youth crossed 30 lakh in Odisha in the last 15 years, but only around 44,100 aspirants got jobs, a minister said on Saturday.
In a written reply in the assembly to a question by BJP member Dilip Ray, state Employment and Technical Education and Training Minister Sanjay Dasburma said a total of 32,00,353 job aspirants registered in various employment exchange offices between 2000 and June 2015.
A total of 10,86,222 job aspirants, who registered their names, were still active in the employment exchanges by 2014.
The minister said that as many as 44,100 aspirants have been employed through the employment exchanges. They include 33,096 men and 11,004 women.
Stating that the data shows that even one percent of the registered aspirants have not got jobs, the BJP leader demanded the immediate filling up of vacant posts in various departments.