Now, job alerts through SMS

Published on May 02, 2015 17:58:13 PM
Job seekers need not visit employment exchanges for enquiring about vacancies. The Centre is contemplating to modernise the exchanges through National Career Service that allows them to find information about a suitable job opening through mobile phones. Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatraya on Friday said that Government of India was taking steps to modernise employment exchanges in the country at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

As per the service, candidates registered with the exchanges would get SMS alerts on jobs available and the job-seekers do not have to make rounds to the exchanges, he said. "If a worker is registered with an employment exchange, his or her cell phone number would be available there. You will get information on availability of jobs like electrician, welder, fitter etc. You will be asked to attend interviews.

We are modernising the employment exchanges through the National Career Service,” he said, addressing a May Day event. Noting that the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was taking up a number of initiatives for the benefit of workers, he said one crore jobs would be created in the next two years. The Centre is implementing ‘Make in India’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Skill India’ initiatives which would herald great changes, he said.

Dattatraya urged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who was also present on the occasion, to set up skill development centers for the benefit of workers in the unorganised sector. The government is implementing a ‘smart card’ initiative for the social security of 39 crore workers in the unorganised sector, he said. The workers would be able to take advantage of schemes like ‘Rashtriya Swasth Bima Yojna’, ‘Aam Admi Bima Yojana’ or old age pension which would be synchronised in the card, he said.