Jobs Current Affairs - 2019
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The Career Pathways India survey released by LinkedIn highlights the following observations:
- One in three Indian professionals thinks they are career sleepwalking. They feel stagnant as they are on a treadmill going nowhere and 57 per cent are keen to consider switching careers to get their dream job
- 51 per cent of professionals are held back due to fear of adverse impact on pay packets and designation.
- 73 per cent of today’s young professionals value their work only if they love it as a career choice, while 70 per cent value their work if it has a healthy work-life balance.
- 57 per cent value their job on the basis of money and 56 per cent of respondents say that whether a job provides learning and growth opportunities are also important.
- Younger professionals are more open to change as 61 per cent of them are open to considering changing jobs if it does not adhere to their career choice.
- 80 per cent of respondents believes that their current skill set allows them to pivot easily without compromising on their pay packet and designation and they are future-ready for the changing professional landscape.
- Today’s professionals want a lot more fulfilment from their jobs and careers and wish to be empowered to change roles and sectors.
- 62 per cent professionals had chosen their careers because it is something they have always wanted to do, 53 per cent chose their careers as it fulfils them, and only 38 per cent say they chose it because it makes them a lot of money.
The report was based on a survey of 5,026 professionals across 11 cities. The survey notes that today’s generation is more inclined towards a fulfilling job that is, — a job that helps them learn and grow as a professional or a job that they love and excel in the field of their interest.
The draft return policy for the return of the militants is under the consideration of the government of Jammu and Kashmir.
Key Components of the Policy
- The draft policy aims to address the need for rehabilitation at a policy level through a two-pronged approach: reformative measures and opportunities of livelihood.
- The draft policy includes a provision for a monthly stipend of Rs 6,000 for a militant who surrenders with a view to encourage the militants to join the mainstream.
- Jobs, reformative measures, and a monthly stipend of Rs 6,000 are the key points of a new reintegration policy draft that is under the consideration of the J&K government.
The draft policy under the consideration of the government is the revised version of earlier initiatives but with a renewed focus on socio-economic re-integration. The policy will not cover militants found to have been involved in heinous crimes.
2004 Rehabilitation Policy
- The 20004 rehabilitation policy sought to provide “facility to those terrorists who undergo a change of heart and eschew the path of violence and who also accept the integrity of India and Indian Constitution to encourage them to join the mainstream and lead a normal life.
- The policy made provisions provide vocational training for militants who surrender if they wished to pursue a trade and a monthly stipend of Rs 2,000 for the first three years.
- Establishment of counselling centres “where all the returnees along with their wives and children would be lodged for a period of three months or for such longer time as would be necessary.
But these counselling centres were never established. The policy was successful in motivating militants to return.
2010 Rehabilitation Policy
The 2010 rehabilitation policy focused on facilitating the return of ex-militants from J&K who had crossed over between January 1989 and December 2009 for training but later gave up insurgent activities due to a change of heart and are willing, to return to the state.