Our economic policies need to be blamed if youth not getting jobs: Yadav

Speaking on Zee Media’s #BBV Yogendra Yadav said that the time has come to review the economic policies of the country.

Updated: Sep 30, 2013, 18:50 PM IST

Zee Research Group/ Delhi

Speaking on Zee Media’s #BBV Yogendra Yadav, senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Nandita Narain president of Delhi University Teachers` Association (DUTA) believe that time has come to review the economic policies of the country.

Our economic policies need to be blamed if our youth are not getting enough jobs believe Political Scientist Yogendra Yadav and DUTA president Nandita Narain. Time has come when political parties need to fight election considering education as a core issue which has a direct correlation with the employment.

“Along with roads, electricity and water, if we also make education and health as a part of our political agenda, it will improve our democratic system,” said Yadav on Zee Media’s Bharat Bhagya Vidhata.

Likewise, Narain in an exclusive conversation with Zee Media’s Amish Devgan in ‘Mudda Aapka’ pitched to mount pressure on political parties so that more weightage can be assigned to education in election manifestoes. She believed that better education can enhance employment opportunities.

On ‘Mudda Aapka’ show, both Yadav and Narain gave three suggestions to improve our education system so that employability can be improved. Yadav suggested that 80 per cent of the education budget should go to states, scholarships for 10 per cent of students on economic basis and availability of library and books in Indian languages.

Similarly, Narain asked to raise budget allocation to six per cent of GDP of which three per cent should go for higher education, dialogue with teachers for quality education and academic freedom for students and teachers.

Has job creation kept pace with flourishing GDP in the past?

“Even when our GDP grew at eight per cent our employment didn’t keep pace with it. It should have been grown by 10 per cent at that moment. In the last decade, employment rate has come down in organized sector and it has only increased in the construction sector,” added Yadav.

Narain also blamed the government for not spending enough on education and suggested to bring in a wage and employment policy. “The government promised to spend six per cent of its GDP on education but it is only spending the half of it. This is a betrayal. We shouldn’t vote a government which is not giving importance to education,” added Narain. She also demanded to bring in education reforms.

(Mudda Aapka airs every Monday @ 10pm)