Labour, Jobs and Employment – Harmonization of labour laws, gender gap, unemployment, etc.

Sikkim launches “One Family One Job” Scheme


Mains Paper 3: Economy | Development & Employment

From the UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: ‘One Family One Job’ scheme

Mains level: Ensuring employment in NE states


  • Sikkim has recently launched the ‘One Family One Job’ scheme which entitles one government job for every family in the state.

‘One Family One Job’ Scheme

  1. The scheme envisions employment to a member of every family which does not have a government job in the state.
  2. Under this scheme, all loan debts in the farming and agriculture sector would be revoked.
  3. At present recruitments are being made for Group C and Group D posts in 12 government departments.
  4. The letters were awarded only to members of those families which do not have a government job at present.
  5. The task of providing employment was entrusted to the Department of Personnel.
  6. Over 25,000 already employed but unregularised government employees would also be subsequently regularized within 2019 according to their seniority.

What makes it special?

  1. Sikkim has become the first state in the country to carry out such an exclusive programme for the people who would now be entitled to state government employee benifits.
  2. Sikkim was the only state that earmarks 70 per cent of its revenues towards salaries for state government employees.
  3. As of now, the state government has over 1 lakh regularised employees on its rolls from a population of just 6.4 lakh.
  4. Sikkim is also the only state in the country that gives the highest salaries to state government employees.
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