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Labour dept floats website

Ranchi, Oct. 1: The state department of labour, employment and training has gone hi-tech with the launch of a website offering valuable information and services that will of great use for youths in search of jobs and training.

Labour minister Chandra Prakash Choudhary launched www.jharkhandlabour.nic.in yesterday. The website, which will provide information in both English and Hindi, will also bring in transparency in the department’s functioning by way of showing details of funds allocated to it by the Centre and state and utilisation updates.

“It is a step towards ushering in transparency and reaching to the state’s youth in a more meaningful manner. We will post details of upcoming employment fairs, new training and employment schemes offered by the state and central governments and facilities for online registration in different exchanges et al,” special secretary-cum-director in the state labour, employment and training department Vishwanath Shah said.

Sources said that hyperlinks would be added in the webpage in the near future to make things more user-friendly.

Meanwhile, the department is gearing up to host two employment fairs in underdeveloped Santhal Pargana region in October. While such a fair is scheduled at Sidho-Kanhu stadium in Sahebganj on October 3, another will be organised on employment exchange premises of Pakur district town on October 5.

Over 5,000 jobs each are up for grabs at the Sahebganj and Pakur fairs with as many as 20 companies expected to pick up youths against a salary of Rs 4,000 to Rs 21,000 per month.

Shah claimed that in the past three years, the department has been able to provide mid-level jobs to 1.65 lakh youths across the state through employment fairs. It is also in the process of providing online registration facility to the unemployed .

The department is also actively pursuing the case of handing over upcoming Industrial Training Centres (ITIs) to private players. The last date to respond to the bid invited by the labour department is October 11.