In what could come as good news to job aspirants, the Government on Friday indicated some “noticeable” improvements in the employment scenario in the country which has been hit hard by global recession.

“As per the labour bureau inputs, some improvements are noticeable and there are possibilities of further improvements,” Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge told reporters here.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a standing labour committee meeting.

As per the last quarterly survey conducted by the Labour Bureau for the April-June quarter, India witnessed a whopping 1.31 lakh job losses, with the textile, IT/BPO and gems and jewellery sectors being the worst hit.

Prior to that, it had conducted two more surveys. The October-December quarter reported an overall employment loss of half a million jobs while there was some improvement in January to March quarter, with the Bureau reporting an overall employment increase by 2.77 lakh.

Mr. Kharge, on the occasion, released the ‘National Policy on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work’, a policy document formulated by the Ministry which aims at securing the rights of workers infected with the disease.

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