VIJAYAWADA: Krishna District Employment Exchange office, which normally wears a deserted look, is bustling with activity as the youth are hopeful of finding jobs in the near future. The sudden spurt in the number of registrations is attributed to the formation of the new state and the new government.
While about 227 youth have registered with district employment exchange in June, 2013, the number has risen to 747 in June, 2014. While 1,053 and 645 youth registered in July and August in 2013, the number has increased to 1,164 and 936 during these months this year. As many as 603 candidates were registered last September and 502 this September. The number of enrolments is expected to double this September.
“Normally about 10 per cent of increase in new registrations is expected every year. But this year, there is an increase of about 50 per cent in new registrations owing to formation of the new state and the promsises made by the new government,” said junior employment officer D Victor Babu.
For the district employment exchange, which has been witnessing a drop in the number of active members, this unexpected trend of increase in registrations is a welcome change.
While there were about 72,653 active members enrolled in Krishna district by the end of 2010, the number kept dropping with each passing year since then. It was 72,061 in 2011, 71,029 in 2012 and 69,495 in 2013. “The number of active members has been decreasing gradually as many of them are not renewing their membership for various reasons. If renewal of membership is not done, it gets automatically cancelled. As the number of lapses outnumber new registrations, the active membership has been falling over the years. There are about 66,159 active members at present. But with the new registrations increasing this year, we are confident that the active members will increase by the end 2014,” Victor Babu said.
While usually unemployed youth, who have studied up to the level of graduation or less, enrol in the employment exchanges, highly qualified candidates are also showing interest in registrations, of late, in anticipation of employment generation by the new government.
“I have enrolled myself at employment exchange as it mandatory for some government jobs. Though I have worked for a private company, I have enrolled at the exchange hoping to find a government job,” said B Phanikanth, an MBA graduate from Challapalli in Krishna district.