Could we have the proof Mr chief minister (Arvind Kejriwal) that you gave employment to 12 lakh people? That’s the enquiry which BJP leader Kapil Mishra has made in a tweet.
In a tweet in Hindi, he said, “As per the RTI reply, Kejriwal government provided only 3246 jobs in seven years. Both Kejriwal and Sisodia are lying. It is an open challenge. Arvind Kejriwal, make public the list of candidates who were given these 12 lakh jobs.”
The RTIs were filed by BJP leader Tajinder Singh Bagga.
As per the reply, in 2019, under Service Department, 267 people got jobs in Education Department, one job was provided in Audit, one in Social Welfare Department, 10 in Education Department, five in General Administration, two in Health Department, three in Head Accounts Department, and one in Urban Development.
In the year 2021, 12 jobs were allotted in Legal Department, 2154 Lower Division Clerks, and 462 stenographers were appointed. Furthermore, 720 General Duty Medical Officers, and 270 non-teaching specialists doctors were appointed. In the social Welfare Department, 22 vacancies were filled in 2015, 2 in 2018, 44 in 2020, and a further 2 in 2021.
In his speech during the discussion on Delhi’s Budget presented by Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal claimed that in the Capital in last five years, the Delhi government created 12 lakh jobs in the National Capital.
He said, “1.8 lakh jobs were created in the government sector and around 10 lakh in the private sector.”
Though Kejriwal claimed to have provided 1.8 lakh jobs in the government sector, the RTI replies show that the government provided less than 2% of that number.