Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the state government has so far provided 6939 jobs in the state.

Of the 6939 government jobs provided, 2733 were permanent jobs and 2250 were on a contractual basis.

The government also outsourced 1956 people in different departments.

However, Nath’s statement contradicts Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s state’s claim of providing 23001 government jobs in the state during the tenure of his government.

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The education minister said, “Our government has provided 6939 jobs in the state so far.”

Among the 2733 permanent jobs provided, 1689 were in the education department, 185 in the health department, 248 in the revenue department, 92 is in the home department and 96 in the agriculture department.

Nath said, “The finance department has already sanctioned and gave necessary clearance for recruitment into an additional 12,014 government posts. The recruitment process will start soon.”

Meanwhile, the opposition criticized the state government saying that the cabinet ministers do not themselves know exactly how many people have been recruited to government posts during their tenure in the state.

CPIM leader Pabitra Kar, “Who should we believe, Biplab Deb or Ratan Lal Nath?”

“The BJP led state government has done nothing to generate employment in Tripura. The ministers are giving statistics as per their whims and fancies,” Kar said.

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