National career service portal
Launching of National Career Service Portal by PM Narendra Modi is a great step forward to create ease of employment and will be game changer
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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National Career Service Portal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the National Career Counselling Portal as part of
an endeavour to modernise all government-run employment exchanges.
The facility, which is part of the government’s focus on skilling and employment generation
aims to create a direct market place for workers and employers.
The centralised portal, will be supported by a web of interconnected Career Centres where
prospective candidates can come for counselling free of cost from government certified
counselors and psychologists.
Here is all you need to know about this new jobs website:
1. The National Career Service portal was launched at the 46th session of Indian Labour
Conference . The portal aims to bring on board around 20 million job seekers already registered
with employment exchanges across India. It also aspires to bring 900,000 establishments and
companies on the portal.
2. 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
3. The mainstakeholdersforthe NCS wouldinclude
Unemployed candidates seeking jobs
Students seeking career counseling
Candidates seeking vocational / occupational guidance
Illiterate, under-privileged sections of society,
blue-collar workers seeking placements and guidance
Persons with different abilities (PWDs), ex-servicemen, veterans / senior citizens, etc.
Employers seeking suitable candidates
4. The NCS will offer registration for job aspirants and employers for free. But to avoid misuse,
the labour ministry will ask job seekers to link their Aadhaar number when registering with the
website. Similarly, companies and organisations need to submit their society registrations or
company registration certificate copies while getting empanelled on the job portal.
5. There are about 982 employment exchanges in India and, in the first phase, the government
has planned to modernise and transform 100 of these, for which a sum of Rs 190 crore has been
allocated. The employment exchanges will also serve as counselling centres. So apart from
searching and applying for jobs on the portal, candidates can also avail career-related counselling
by either visiting these centres or through helpline numbers. So the NCS will provide variety of
services including registrations for jobseekers and employers, job posting, career counselling,
aptitude assessment, job matching, information on availability of courses at educational
institutions, training providers, guidance on self-employment and entrepreneurship etc.
6. Here is a snapshot of how it works:
7. Since it’s a Union government initiative and Modi is taking interest in it, all central
government ministries and departments and state-run enterprises will be persuaded to post their
job vacancies through it. The skill development and entrepreneurship ministry and the ministry
of small and medium enterprises will be key partners of this initiative.
8. Governing Structures
The following committees will steer the implementation of the NCS project:
Empowered Committee chaired by Secretary to approve project proposals received from
the State governments for funding and re-allocation of funds between various budget
Project Steering Committee chaired by DGET for taking Administrative and Technical
decisions associated with the project.
Working Group on NCS comprising officials from State governments to recommend
technical inputs and functionalities to be incorporated in the NCS project.
A Project Management Consulting Agency is being engaged for providing the design
architecture for the NCS project and in providing technical support to the Project Steering