NACDOR (National Confederation of Dalit and Adivasi Organisatons) made a public appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it wants the government to bring a legislation in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament to guarantee jobs to educated youth or an allowance in the lines of minimum wages paid to workers under the MNREGA.
The umbrella organisation said it has prepared a draft legislation to be submitted to the Centre and will be writing to PM Modi formally within a couple of days.
“The country has been facing a huge job deficit. This has now gone up manifold due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has led to severe distress, demoralisation and even depression in some cases among educated youth throughout the country. In view of this, NACDAOR appeals to the Central Government to enact a law in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament to guarantee employment for the educated youth and in case of its non-availability, a suitable compensation in accordance to their qualification should be extended to them,” The National Confederation for Dalit and Adivasi Organisations (NACDAOR) urged in a recent statement.
According to the recent tally, no less than 14 crore jobs are feared to have been lost in recent months after the coroanavirus outbreak in the country.
NACDOR chairman and Dalit activist Ashok Bharti told media that small meetings across the country are being held to communicate the message about the demand and create mass awareness on it.