State secretary of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) B. Rajashekaramurthy said protests would be held outside the offices of Deputy Commissioners throughout the State on November 28 against the “anti-youth policies” of the State and Union governments. The DYFI has demanded jobs, or an ‘unemployment allowance’ for the youth in the State. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mr. Rajashekaramurthy said there were 1.8 lakh job vacancies in various departments in the State according to its own report, while more than 15 lakh posts were vacant in different departments under the Union government.

The federation, he said, would demand that the governments fill all vacant posts, regularise services of temporary employees and those working on a contract basis. They will also demand reservation in the private sector and ban on outsourcing of jobs.

The federation would also demand an “urban employment guarantee scheme” for youth in urban areas, he said.

Critical of BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party had no concern for the youth, he claimed, criticising the government for encouraging private companies in the State. “Private firms only think about their profits; they don’t care about social problems,” he said.

The federation has demanded jobs or ‘unemployment allowance’ for youth

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