16 lakh new jobs created every month: Railway Minister quotes EPFO

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was addressing a 'Rozgar Mela' (employment fair) programme organized in Ajmer by the Central Reserve Police Force. (Image source: @crpfindia)

Jaipur, Nov 25 (PTI) Quoting Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Rajasthan PIB has said about 16 lakh jobs are being created in the country every month according to the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) data.

When Vaishnaw visited Ajmer in connection with the Centre’s Rozgar Mela on Tuesday, a statement by the Rajasthan PIB had said 16 lakh jobs are created every month “under this government”.

The state PIB has now issued an “updated press release” that clarifies that Vaishnaw was referring to the EPFO data.

The EPFO data includes private as well as government jobs.

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Source: PTI