Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new job website while inaugurating the 46th Indian Labour Conference. The PM unveiled the government’s job board called National Career Service (NCS) portal. The job portal was in the pipeline for the last four years. It will serve as a next-generation online employment exchange.
“The Industrialists should encourage their labourers to become entrepreneurs instead of keeping them in same job for decades,” Modi said.
The portal with an initial investment of Rs 196 crore, targets 20 million job seekers already registered with employment exchanges across India. It will also bring 900,000 establishments and companies on the portal. Currently, over 44.7 million job seekers are registered with India’s 956 employment exchanges.
The PM also launched health reforms of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation of India (ESIC) on the occasion. He also revealed that the government is trying to amend labour laws and will ensure to update the outdated laws with new ones.
“Government, Industrialists & Labour Organisations; all of us need to think how much stress we have given on innovation. We are concerned for the labour who is employed, but we are also concerned for the people who are unemployed. If we want to move ahead, we need to give opportunities to our youth. Giving opportunities to apprentices is the need for the hour”, said PM Modi.
“When we formed the Govt, people used to get paltry sums as pensions. We have come up with a minimum pension of Rs 1000. I have seen and experienced poverty, I do not need to go somewhere with a camera-man to know about poverty. We are concerned about the health of our labour. All their medical records will now be available online”, he added.