National career counselling portal, which will inform youth about job opportunities through text messages on mobiles, will be launching soon.
Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) inaugurated a meet on 'Career Counselling and Skill Development for Youth' at an educational institute in New Delhi yesterday. On this occasion he informed that a national career counselling portal, which will inform youth about job opportunities through text messages on mobiles, will be launched soon.
As per the official release, employment exchanges all over the country would also get facelift soon. He further added that job aspirants will get the required information instantly (through this portal). According to the available data, only 1.9 per cent of India's population has completed technical education or training, whereas in China, Japan and Germany this figure is more than 70 per cent, 50 per cent and 30 per cent respectively, he said. The Indian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Germany to train Indian youth, he said, adding, this would enable the youth to get jobs in that country, it said.
The minister further said, "There are nearly a lakh government jobs available in the Telangana state government. Due to various reasons the recruitment for these jobs was not done. At the same time nearly 20 lakh jobs were available in the private sector in the state. Instead of looking for government jobs youth with proper skills can get employment in the private sector. They could also become entrepreneurs."