Centre's National Career Service Portal To Compete With Job Websites

(MENAFN- Live Mint) "New Delhi: The government-run National Career Service (NCS) portal plans to onboard private sector companies offering jobs in India and overseas, two people aware of the matter said, setting the stage for competing with private job portals such as naukri amid soaring joblessness a leaf out of the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), the state-run jobs portal-run by the ministry of labour and employment-plans to leverage the credibility of a government entity to connect employers and job seekers to the India Employment Report 2024 jointly published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Institute of Human Development (IHD), India's youth continue to face high unemployment rates, with nearly 83% of the jobless population belonging to this demographic report underscores a concerning trend where the proportion of educated young people with at least secondary education among the total unemployed youth has nearly doubled from 35.2% in 2000 to 65.7% in 2022 NCS portal saw over 10 million jobs posted till March, with the number of job providers going up to 2.6 million. The portal has an extensive user base of over 40 million registered job seekers from every corner of the country and every section of society read: IT jobs FY24 review: Headcount crashes by 63,759 in TCS, Infosys, and Wipro; attrition down sequentiallyOn a monthly basis, the portal hosted around one million active job vacancies, reflecting a diverse array of opportunities spanning sectors like finance and insurance, operation and support, construction, manufacturing, IT and communication, health, education and others, the first person said on NCS in finance, insurance, construction, manufacturing, transportation, storage and supply chain, have grown as much as 214% in FY24 compared to the last fiscal galore“It is a fact that unemployment has increased. However, data from the National Career Service (NCS) indicates a significant rise in job opportunities, mainly in the unorganized sector,” the first person said, adding that the department is planning to collaborate with international job providers and premium sector employers to enhance opportunities for Indian jobseekers read: Employment situation improving? EPFO net subscribers' addition grows to 1.65 crQueries sent to the spokesperson of the labour and employment ministry and Naukari CEO Hitesh Oberoi remained unanswered till press time.“The prime objective of NCS is to revolutionize the national employment service by providing a wide range of employment-related services, including job matching, career counselling and employability enhancement facilities, all conveniently accessible online,” the second person said NCS project operates as a standout initiative focused on bridging the gap between employers and job seekers, this person said on the ministry data analyzed by Mint, there was a surge of 135% in vacancies in the financial sector, increasing to 4.7 million from 2 million from FY23 to FY24. Operations saw a 305% growth, reaching 1.5 million in FY24 from 0.37 million in FY23. The IT and communication sector saw a 158% growth, rising to 490,000 from 190,000, while the education sector recorded a 121% increase to 190,000 from 86,000 read: Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of waiving ₹16 lakh cr loan of billionaires: 'Could create 16 cr jobs, clear farm debts'The number of job vacancies increased significantly for FY24 across different qualifications, with a 452% rise in 10th passed/below jobs, a 378% surge in ITI and diploma jobs, a 179% increase in 12th passed jobs, and a 123% growth in postgraduate, PG diploma and PhD positions, the data showed in doubtRakeshwar Pandey, president of the Jharkhand chapter of the Indian National Trade Union Congress (Intuc), questioned the authenticity of the data, saying,“If there is such an exponential rise in job vacancies, then why is unemployment growing at a record level?”“It is evident that a substantial number of workers from states like Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and others are migrating to different parts of the country to fulfill their daily needs. The government should focus on creating real job opportunities instead of merely claiming to do so through manipulated data,” Pandey said.


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