Govt modernising Employment Exchanges; now wide range of career-related services available
The Narendra Modi government is in the process of modernising the Employment Exchanges to include variety of employment related services like job matching, career counselling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, etc.
The Ministry of Labour and Employment is implementing the National Career Service (NCS) Project as a plan scheme for transformation of the National Employment Service. These services are available online on the National Career Service Portal www.ncs.gov.in and supported by a Call Centre/Helpdesk. The services under NCS are accessible from multiple delivery channels like NCS Portal, Employment Exchanges (Career Centres), Common Service Centre, etc.
The NCS project envisages setting up of Model Career Centres (MCCs) in collaboration with states and other institutions of repute to deliver employment services. The ministry has approved 68 Employment Exchanges for establishment of Model Career Centres. The government provides financial assistance to these centres based on the proposals and scheme guidelines. The
These Model Career Centres can be replicated by the states from their own resources.
In addition, the NCS project has a component of interlinking of employment exchanges with NCS and provides part funding to states for upgradate infrastructures in employment exchanges. The government provides part financial assistance based on the proposals received from states and scheme guidelines.