New Delhi: More than 1.09 crore persons have sought employment on the job portal of the Modi government. Responding to the requests, the government provided information on about 67.99 lakh vacancies. However, data on the jobs taken up by the registered unemployed is not available on the portal.
Minister of Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar, in response to a question in the Lok Sabha, clarified earlier that the data of people getting jobs through the National Career Service (NCS) portal is not maintained. Rather, the portal has the data of registered vacancies and unemployed people.
The NCS portal was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Labour and Employment to bring organizations looking for suitable candidates and the unemployed people on one platform. On this portal, an unemployed person can create a profile with all necessary details while the companies can register to share job opportunities.
Since 2015, job creation has not been satisfactory compared with the number of job seekers. In 2015-16, as many as 147,780 jobs were shared on this portal, whereas job seekers were 3,232,916. In the first year, only 559 companies registered on this portal. In 2016-17, the registration of unemployed people was more as the portal was much known by then. As many as 1,433,075 vacancies were shared on the portal, whereas the number of unemployed was 44,73,989. Similarly, in 2017-18, as many as 5,251,432 people were looking for jobs whereas only 23,54,047 vacancies were available.
The number of unemployed registering on the portal increased to 8,541,273 compared with only 4,041,848 jobs in 2018-19. In 2019-20, the number of unemployed went up to 10,987,331 while the vacancies were only 6,799,117. (IANS)
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