GS 3: Economy | Development & Employment

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Sikkim has recently launched the ‘One Family One Job’ scheme which entitles one government job for every family in the state.

Scheme – Highlights:

  • The scheme envisions employment to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state. Under this scheme, all loan debts in the farming and agriculture sector would be revoked.
  • At present recruitments are being made for Group C and Group D posts in 12 government departments. The letters were awarded only to members of those families which do not have a government job at present.
  • The task of providing employment was entrusted to the Department of Personnel.
  • Over 25,000 already employed but unregularised government employees would also be subsequently regularized within 2019 according to their seniority.
  • Sikkim has become the first state in the country to carry out such an exclusive programme for the people who would now be entitled to state government employee benifits.
  • Sikkim was the only state that earmarks 70 per cent of its revenues towards salaries for state government employees. As of now, the state government has over 1 lakh regularised employees on its rolls from a population of just 6.4 lakh.
  • Sikkim is also the only state in the country that gives the highest salaries to state government employees.
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