Government of Delhi is gearing to create 20 lakh jobs in the retail, food, logistics, tourism, entertainment, construction, real estate and green energy spaces, among others. It had already unveiled the Rozgaar Budget last month, and is now focussing on its progress, given its commitment.
Timelines and targets have been set to be pursued over the next five years, with detailed schemes to be designed for job creation in each sector. All departments have been directed to accelerate decision making and process files rapidly.
The state government is also working on Rozgar Bazaar 2.0, which will be an upgraded version of the employment portal that was created in July 2020, with the aim of helping job seekers get suitable jobs, especially those who lost their jobs during the pandemic.
By mid-July, the portal will be fully upgraded and active, ready to bring employers and job seekers together via smart matching, employer verification, as well as placement tracking.
As part of the Rozgaar Budget, the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation will develop the Gandhi Nagar grand garment hub project, to create more jobs in the retail, wholesale trade and manufacturing space.
By redeveloping and promoting the manufacturing facilities and the retail market in Gandhinagar, it is expected that about 43,000 jobs will be created.
The Delhi government’s start-up policy will offer financial incentives and other forms of support to recognise entrepreneurs and start-ups, which will further generate about nine lakh jobs. The state government plans to make Delhi a hub for startups.
Delhi is also preparing to host a shopping festival later this year, which will further push tourism, bring buyers and sellers together, and create over a lakh jobs.