Daily Archive: September 8, 2017

Achhe Din: 7 lakh IT jobs in India under threat

The number of low-skilled workers in domestic IT and BPO service sectors could fall from 24 lakh in 2016 to 17 lakh in 2022.

New Delhi: About 7 lakh low-skilled workers in IT and BPO industry in India are likely to lose their jobs to automation and artificial intelligence by 2022, says a report by US-based research firm HfS Research. However, it is not a bad news for everyone, as the report predicts that medium and high skilled jobs will see a rise during the said period.

Due to a rise in adoption of automation and artificial intelligence, the number of low-skilled workers in the domestic IT and BPO service sectors could fall from 24 lakh in 2016 to 17 lakh in 2022, it said.

However, the number of medium-skilled jobs in IT/BPO industry in India could rise from 9,00,000 to 10,00,000 by 2022, while the number of high-skilled jobs could rise to 5,10,000 in 2022 from 3,20,000 in 2016.

The trend in India reflects the global scenario, as globally low-skilled IT/BPO jobs are expected to fall by 31 per cent, while medium-skilled jobs may increase by 13 per cent and high-skilled jobs may rise by 57 per cent.

Following the adoption of automation, the net job loss in Indian IT/BPO sector across skill levels is expected to be around 4,50,000, from 36.5 lakh in 2016 to 32 lakh in 2022.

DCW serves summons to 125 brothel owners in GB Road

New Delhi [India], Sept 7 (ANI)Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Thursday served summons to 125 brothel owners at GB Road, asking them to appear before the commission between September 21-24, along with their original identity proofs and address proofs.

The summonses were posted outside the brothels, whose owners refused to receive them.

The details of owners were received after issuing summons to different agencies, which had then provided different names for the same brothels.

DCW said it has taken the step in order to ascertain the real owners of brothels and to trace the nexus of politicians involved in this human trafficking system.

DCW observed that the GB road brothels are part of a large scale flesh trade worth crores, which exploits innocent women and girls.

“It is an open truth that GB Road has become a hub for human trafficking especially of minor girls who brought to GB road from different parts of the country. These girls are subjected to rapes by over 30 men each day and are kept in extremely inhuman conditions and are exploited to the extreme.” informed the commission, adding that the illegal trade continues due to lack of action.