PM launches National Career Service portal
The portal aims to connect around 20 million job seekers
Having been in the pipeline for the last four years, the much-awaited National Career Services Portal has been finally launched on July 20, 2015. It is the government’s official counterpart to the many private sector job related portals already in business.
Readied at an investment of Rs.100 crore, the portal aspires to be a one-stop shop solution for job seekers and job providers. It is being projected as the next generation online employment exchange.
The portal aims to bring on board around 20 million job seekers already registered with employment exchanges across India. It also aspires to connect 900,000 establishments and companies on the portal that will act as potential employers. Currently, more than 44.7 million job seekers are registered with India’s 956 employment exchanges. Of them, at least 26.88 million are men and women below the age of 29, according to official data.
Registration on the portal will be free of cost for job aspirants as well as employers. However, the government has made certain guidelines to prevent misuse of the portal. While registering on the portal, job seekers need to link their Aadhar number. Similarly, companies and organizations need to submit their society registrations or company registration certificate copies while getting empanelled on the job portal.
Industry analysts anticipate that the launch of this portal will benefit job seekers in various ways:
–All central government ministries, departments and state-run enterprises will be persuaded to post their job vacancies through it.
–Private sector employers would also be inclined to use the portal owing to encouragement from government and the large database of candidates
–The job board shall soon have facilities like job posting, career counselling, aptitude assessment, job matching, skill courses, training providers and guidance on self-employment and entrepreneurship.
–This online initiative will considerably reduce corruption and inefficiency that has become characteristic of government-run employment exchanges.
–Most importantly, this move will align with and complement the Digital India initiative recently launched by the government.
Inspired by the same ethos of connecting the job seekers to employers, MeraJob reaches out to candidates through its recruiters and multi-channel outreach. The job matching portal endeavours to better understand candidates’ preferences and connect them with employers and companies that are hiring for such roles.
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