Guwahati, Sept. 5: Registration with employment exchanges in Assam will soon go online.
Dispur will soon roll out a pilot project in six districts, enabling government job seekers to register their names with employment exchanges through the Internet.
The Directorate of Employment and Craftsmen Training (DECT) has prepared a web portal for online registration for employment.
The directorate’s joint director, Pritthiraj Rava, told The Telegraph today that the pilot project would soon be launched in Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Jorhat, Nagaon, Darrang and Dibrugarh and gradually other employment exchanges would also be covered.
“We are the testing the portal and our technical personnel are rectifying the nitty- gritty. Candidates will be able to register their names by filling up the online registration form. But they will have to visit employment exchanges within three months for verification of documents, including certificates and mark-sheets of their qualifications. Once we launch the project, it will replace the existing manual system of registration. Candidates will also be able to renew their registration online,” Rava said.
However, in a meeting on Monday, Dispur had asked the directorate to work out a system to do away with the physical verification of the documents to ensure that job-seekers do not have to visit the exchanges.
“We have been asked to work out a system so that candidates do not have to visit employment exchanges. We have been told that documents can be verified during selection process of the candidates. If a candidate provides wrong information during the online registration and the documents are found inappropriate during selection procedure, his or her candidature can be rejected. So our technical personnel are working on this aspect,” Rava said.
“We have also been asked to ensure that vacancies of public sector undertakings like OIL and ONGC are also notified through employment exchanges. We are in touch with the PSUs,” he said.
There are 52 employment exchanges across the state. According to Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act 1959, it is compulsory for government departments to notify the vacancies through employment exchanges, apart from open advertisements in newspapers.
Rava said the project was being implemented with technical assistance from Software Technology Park of India and two IT companies, Trans Virtual Private Limited and Bohniman System Private Limited.
“Our portal will provide speedy, effective and transparent employment-related services to unemployed youths,” he added.