Employment Exchange Centres fails job seekers

Prime News, Nation, New Delhi, July 26:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s big promise to provide two crore jobs to Indian youths have failed miserably!

If one look at the figures available with Employment Exchange centres across the country it would be able to find out the exact numbers. Except Gujarat where employment exchanges have clocked an over 30 per cent success rate at providing placements to job seekers, the national average of placement across exchanges stood at mere 0.57 per cent or just 3 persons employed per 500 who applied in 2015. While Gujarat comes on top in terms of providing placement through exchanges, it isn’t the top state when it comes to the number of job-seekers.

All employment exchanges linked to National Career Service (NCS) portal which has identified over 3,000 occupations fewer than 53 sectors in both government and private sector. The data compiled by the Ministry of Labour and Employment is available from 2012 and updated till September 2015.

When it comes to registration of applicants Tamil Nadu has 80 lakh and Gujarat has 6.88 lakh registrations in first nine months of 2015 followed by West Bengal, UP, Kerala and Maharashtra, when states are compared in terms the number of applicants. These five states accounted for 60 per cent or 2.71 crore applications.

However, these five states only accounted for 27,600 placements, which is only 0.1 per cent of the total registrations. Data shows that the number of job-seekers across the country has been on a rise. If the placement percentage for 2012 stood at 0.95 per cent, it fell to 0.74 per cent and 0.7 per cent in 2013 and 2014 respectively. For the first nine months of 2015 the placement percentage dropped to 0.57 per cent.

NCS which was earlier known as National Employment Service, has tasked to provide services like registration of job-seekers and employers, job matching, career counselling and vocational guidance.

As per Ministry of Labour and Employment latest data 997 employment exchanges have been functioning across states and Union Territories in the country. Uttar Pradesh topped the list of states with 99 employment exchanges, followed by Kerala 89, West Bengal 77, Haryana 59, Assam 52, Madhya Pradesh 49, Gujarat 48 Punjab 47, Chhattisgarh 47 and Maharashtra 47.

Goa and UTs Andaman & Nicobar, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and Puducherry have one employment exchange each. Sikkim is the only state not having any employment exchange.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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