Bandaru Dattatreya, the Union Labour and Employment Minister launched the National Career Service (NCS) and JeevanPraman facility to the EPFO pensioners on 12 February 2017 through Post Offices in DakSadan, Hyderabad.
With the launch, India Post that has a large postal network comprising around 155000 post offices will now be doubling up as employment registration centres for the unemployed youth living in the rural areas through the NCS portal.
The NCS portal will help the rural unemployed youth to register for employment at their doorstep without much hassle and at a very nominal fee. It will also give them access to a rich storehouse of career content covering almost 3000 occupations across 52 sectors, updated on its database.
The portal mainly aims to bridge the gap between the net connected urban areas and non-connected rural areas by creating equal opportunities for the rural unemployed youth.
The facility was launched for 95 Head Post offices and will soon be extended to other post offices across India.
The EPFO pensioners would also now be able to submit their digital life certificates (JeevanPramaan) through Head Post Offices.
Besides this, the Centre has planned to provide employment to 5 Cr people over the next five years. The number of youth in the country is estimated to be around 80 Cr by the year 2020.
According to the officials of the Labour and Employment department, around 14 lakh employers and about 4 Cr job seekers have already registered themselves in the NCS portal.