The Union Govt. generate 48,000 BPO jobs in small towns soon: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Highlights:

  • The government will soon unveil a policy to generate around 48,000 jobs in Business Process Outsourcing firms that would be set up in small towns.
  • This would help to not just improve literacy rate, but also to generate employment for youth.
  • The  BPOs are to be open in Bhagalpur, Muzaffarnagar, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Saharanpur, Idukki, Aurangabad and places like Dhenkanal.
  • The BPO centres will be allocated according to the population of each state as per the last census.
  • The absence of job opportunities in small towns is adding to urban migration.
  • The Centre will set up 44 BPO centres in Bihar, and 84 in Uttar Pradesh
  • At present, the Union Communications minister is Ravi Shankar Prasad .