'Improve working conditions'

Published: 30th June 2013 08:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2013 08:46 AM   |  A+A-

Additional chief secretary Anita Kaul on Saturday said the primary unskilled labour force should be trained to undertake secondary and tertiary jobs as it will enhance their incomes and improve the quality of lives of their households.

At the inaugural function of the ‘Statistics Day’ organised here by Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Kaul said, “The condition of households depend heavily on their earning members.”

Highlighting the importance of accurate statistics in making plans to provide employment, Kaul said unless statistics are accurate, planning cannot be effective.

“The government claims there is a significant increase in GDP. Former Infosys human resources head T V Mohandas Pai wrote a letter to the government saying this should have led to an increase in employment. Pai asked the government to show where the jobs have increased and we were unable to do so. Such things happen only because of wrong methods adopted in obtaining the statistics”, Kaul noted.

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