India creates 2.7 lakh jobs in H1 2012: Report

Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 14:34 [IST]
 
India creates 2.7 lakh jobs in H1 2012

New Delhi, Aug 20: Delhi and National Capital Region has generated maximum jobs across different sectors in the country during the last two quarters, Assocham said on Sunday.

Out of 2.7 lakh jobs generated during the two quarters (January-March 2012 and April-June 2012) in the country, the chamber said, over 64,500 jobs were created in the NCR only.

The region was followed by Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai, it said.

"In the tier II category, Lucknow has topped the list with 1,698 jobs. Chandigarh, Vadodra, Jaipur and Surat are other tier II centres that have generated maximum jobs," it said.

It said Dehradun has topped the chart in the tier III category and generated over 650 jobs.

Gwalior, Ludhiana, Bhubaneshwar and Raipur are other leading tier III centres that have generated maximum employment, it added.

Further, Assocham said maximum employment was created in IT and ITeS sector. Over 11,000 jobs were generated in Delhi-NCR in the sector, followed by education, automobile and engineering.

However, it said there has been a dip of over 20 percent in the total job generation between Q1 of the current financial year and the Q4 of the previous year across India.

"This basically reinforces the picture that employers in India are turning very cautious in the wake of the global economic slowdown," it added.

PTI

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