More Than 50 Percent of the Return Migration in India From Abroad are Jobless

According to the data collated by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) under the recently-launched ‘SWADES’ program, fifty-nine percent of the total return migration in India from abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission have lost their jobs.

SWADES(Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) is a joint initiative launched by the  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and  Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to collect the data of about work sector, employment status, experience and employment type of return migration in India.

Return Migration in India
Return Migration in India

As of 7 June, 15,634 migration who returned filled the SWADES skill form of which 9,222 people or 59 percent reported they were unemployed rest still had their jobs.

Many of these migrants are well-qualified. 47 percent of the total which is 7,341 people are graduates, 2,937 people have passed their 12th- grade examinations, 2,638 people are postgraduates and 2,111 people passed 10th-grade examinations.

Under the SWADES programme data collected will be shared with Indian and Foreign companies in India to help the returning migrants find employment opportunities.

More than 80 percent of the return migration in India belongs to the middle east while the rest are mainly from Singapore, USA, UK, Canada, Australia.

As the pandemic left many countries to lock themselves and halt businesses these left companies with no choice than to cut employees to manage costs. India has a huge migrant population abroad as these people are coming back to homes it is an important task for the government to provide them with new jobs.

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