Recent student protests in Bihar over Railway Recruitment Board exams are a harbinger of India’s looming job crisis, which is far worse than it appears. There is a serious issue with employment generation in Bihar. If you look closely, you can see why the state is experiencing a severe shortage of jobs and why every youth is following a distant dream of having a government job.
On this account, Utkarsh Kishore, a young socio-entrepreneur and founder of TeamUK says, “ As the industry is scarce in Bihar, and as a result, there are no private jobs available, so what will educated young men do for a living? Naturally, they gravitate toward government jobs since they are secure and pay well. The degree of unemployment in Bihar is so high that about 20 lakh youngsters apply for jobs with the railways, banks, and other government agencies every year.”
According to Utkarsh Kishore, The simple fact is that these job seekers want to work for the government, yet the number of Sarkari Naukri has decreased over time. Utkarsh recognized the condition of Bihar’s youth in the year 2020, and in order to make some significant improvements, he assisted in the establishment of an automotive modification factory and a showroom in Patna under the brand name Cosmo Drive Private Limited. The showroom currently employs over 100 men and women in stable positions.
He says, “I want to create a chain of commercial outlets which can provide skills and jobs to unemployed youth. I am a single individual with limited resources supporting a great cause, my mission is to provide jobs, not charity.”
Utkarsh intends to establish jobs on a far greater scale in Bihar, for which he has built relationships with the state’s top businesses, legislators, and bureaucrats. Ratan Tata is his idol, and like him, Utkarsh aspires to be India’s largest self-employed donor.