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Last Updated : Feb 05, 2016 10:20 PM IST | Source: PTI

Labour Min partners with Uber, Quikr for career portal

The labour ministry inked eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with start-ups and job employment portals to work on providing a transparent and credible platform aimed at saving both employers and job seekers from fraudulent practices.

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The labour ministry on Friday inked agreements with Uber, Quikr, Monster and Tech Mahindra, among others, in a bid to exploit the potential of the National Career Service (NCS) project, a career portal.

The ministry inked eight memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with these start-ups and job employment portals to work on providing a transparent and credible platform, which is aimed at saving both employers and job seekers from fraudulent practices.

Principal Labour and Employment Advisor and DG (employment) P P Mitra signed the MoUs with leading organisations which are into employment and career-related activity here today in the presence of Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal.

Under the project, the government last year launched an information and communication technology-based platform -- www.ncs.gov.in -- for providing employment.

The ministry has now partnered with Uber, Quikr, Monster, Tech Mahindra, Babajobs, India Staffing Federation (ISF), Buzzmatic Ventures and GoldFish for widening the scope and scale of the project.

These strategic interventions will enhance career and employment opportunities, offer counselling and guidance for career development, among others, a statement said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the national career service portal to the nation on July 20 last year. The MoU with ISF will facilitate quality jobs to be made available on NCS from leading private placement organisations.

The one with Uber will provide micro-entrepreneurship opportunities to drivers who register on the NCS portal as local service providers.


The agreements with Monster, Quikr, Tech Mahindra would offer jobs opportunities to NCS registered users.

The partnership with Buzzmatic Ventures will provide career guidance to youth through multimedia content from industry leaders. GoldFish will cater to the requirements of the industry for retired and experienced professionals who are available for work.

Referring to the MoUs, Dattatreya said this partnership will provide transparent and credible platform to both the employers and the job seekers.

The minister said the government has taken this bold new initiative to link all the employment exchanges on a national platform so that more and more jobs can be accessed by the youth.

The government is focusing on generating employment opportunities through transforming employment exchanges into career centres to offer counselling and guidance to the youth.

According to Agarwal, this IT-enabled platform will provide credible information on job providers and job-seekers.

"This is the first step in the journey and we look forward to more such strategic partnerships," he added. 

First Published on Feb 5, 2016 10:20 pm