Gainful employment refers to an employment situation where the employee receives steady work and payment from employer.


Issues in India :


  • There has been increase in Informalization.
  • Even government is recruiting staff on contract basis.
  • Agriculture sector, where employees around 48% of workforce provides only seasonal employment.
  • Even government initiatives like MGNREGA provide only limited number days employment.
  • Unorganized sector dominates organized sector


Improving situation :


  • Entrepreneurship among people need to be promoted through better policy implementations.
  • Startups in agriculture processing and value addition should be promoted
  • Organized sector should be strengthened and social security and income support be provided to unorganized sector.

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