Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday (May 2, 2020) asked officials to make a plan to provide employment to nearly 20 lakh people in the state after studying the Centre’s advisory on lockdown and the permitted economic activities amid it.
He also asked them to compile all details including names, addresses, mobile numbers and work competencies of labourers returning to the state to facilitate their employment.
“A work plan should be made to provide employment to 15-20 lakh people. During COVID-19 pandemic, the state government has paid salaries to 16 lakh state government employees and 12 lakh retired employees,” he said while chairing a meeting of senior state government officials at his residence.
Adityanath also directed officials to study the Centre’s advisory pertaining to the lockdown, and, restart economic activities accordingly.