1 - An e-Governance Bulletin from Gujarat INFORMATICS LTD. Vol. 1 l No. 6. May 2003 Web Application of Directorate of Employment and Training Introduction The Need Profile of DET. Employment Services Training Services Application Functionality Salient Features Gujarat is one of the most progressive and affluent States of India. Rojgar Sahay Gujarati business community is well known for its entrepreneurship Kendras skills and it has a strong presence in several parts of the world. Present Status Availability of good infrastructure facilities, peaceful conditions and abundance of trained manpower has made this State as one of the most favored destination for setting up of industries. Information Courtesy The Directorate of Employment & Training (DET) , Gujarat is one Shri Rajkumar, IAS such government organization that has been entrusted with the Director, Employment & task of providing skilled manpower to the industries and providing Training, Gujarat training to the youth in industrial skills and craftsmanship.
2 Providing Employment/Placement services to the Job Seekers of the State is Editorial Team one of the most important activity of this Organization and the Neeta Shah promotion of the website is a promising step Sumit Ghosh in this direction. 1. - An e-Governance Bulletin from Gujarat INFORMATICS LTD. Currently, the Employment organized sectors. The Directorate of Exchange Setup in Gujarat Globalisation and liberralisation Employment & Training (DET). is as follows: has made our industries leaner is working under the 25 District Employment & competetive. Department of Labour and Exchanges Job vacancies are compulsorily Employment, Government of 17 Special Employment notified to exchanges under Gujarat . It was formed in Exchanges CNV ACT by organised sector Gujarat State in 1971 by 7 University Bureaus (having 25 or more employees) amalgamation of the 5 Exchanges For while no such law exists for the Employment Wing, 5 Exchanges For Tribals unorganised sector.
3 Functioning under the Labour Service sector has shown robust Commissionerate, and the But, we also know that the growth, but this sector is Vocational Training Scheme biggest challenge before substantially unorganized under the Directorate of The present Exchange setup Technical Education. us is the problem of cannot cater to the sector where DET functions with the major Unemployment, which is the opportunities are most the objectives of providing evident from the following unorganized sector and again the Vocational Training and facts: Employement Exchanges are Employment Services to the Presently exchanges siting on the minefield of youths in Gujarat State. To have over 1 million Jobseekers database. Hence, achieve these objectives the registered jobseekers, but there was a need to put the DET runs a variety of long- annually, only 40,000 are Exchange database in public term and short-term training placed while 300,000.
4 Domain through some medium so programmes in Industrial seek fresh registration. that the distance between the Training Institutes/ Centers in Longer job seeker's employers and jobseekers is the State. It also registers the queues, and wait period reduced without any third party youths looking for growing into double-digit intervention and this was made employment and provides Job opportunities are possible through placement services to them disappearing from through Employment government, semi- Exchanges that also government and 2. - An e-Governance Bulletin from Gujarat INFORMATICS LTD. maintains the list of prospective Employers. In the year 2003, the State Government has decided to DET provides employment Online updation of extend these services services in the state through a Employment Market through Private Public network of 42 Employment Information by the various Partnership authorized Exchanges/ Offices.
5 Establishments. Rojgar Sahay Kendras (RSKs) For the ease of administrative Availability of Vocational across the State. supervision of the functioning Guidance to the Rojgar Sahay Kendras are to of employment exchanges/ jobseekers through the be set up in different areas offices, the state has been Career and Vocational including cities, talukas, etc. divided in 4 regions and the Guidance' module of the jointly by the government Regional offices are at website. and the private sector. These Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat In addition to the above centers will be empowered and Rajkot. mentioned employment to discharge most of the Again, Rojgar Sahayak services at Special functions which are presently Kendras (RSK) is a unique Employment Exchanges, for being performed by the concept for extension of Physically Handicapped employment exchanges. employment services through persons, various other Also, Exchange's Job-seeker public- private partnership.
6 Schemes and incentives are database will be made also provided by other available to these centers in Functions of the departments of the an interactive manner. These Employment Exchanges Government like Railway centers will be manned by For Jobseekers, the following concessions, Free Travelling well-trained persons who can facilities are currently offered by buses, Self Employment perform the roles and by the Employment Financial Assistance. Also 2. functions of the Employment Exchanges: Vocational Rehabilitation Exchanges and take up Online Renewal of Center for physically suitable publicity measures in Registrations and Fresh handicapped Women are their areas for marketing their Registration through currently functioning in services. Ahmedabad & Vadodara Online Vacancy notification under Ministry of Labour,GOI. 3. - An e-Governance Bulletin from Gujarat INFORMATICS LTD.
7 Time to time DET also and then calls the registered the Govt. departments and announces various schemes jobseekers at the exchanges the job seekers, Employment for the benefit of jobseekers having required qualifications to Exchanges have no other like: the Bharti Mela, where the role to play. Organizing Recruitment (in private employers take their Self Employment Motivation Armed Forces) Rallies for interviews. Advertisements of Camps (Prerna Shibirs): These Gujarati Youths. these Bharti Melas are released camps are arranged in every Specially prescribed tests in the local dailies as well as the Taluka (smaller administrative for Recruitment in the information of these Melas are division of a district) by the Indian Air Force. available at the concerned Employment Exchanges of Industrial Bharti Mela' Employment Exchanges. the concerned district. In (Recruitment Drive in Pandit Deendayal Swalambit these camps information Industries): With an Sankalan Yojana : Various and guidance regarding self- objective of bringing departments of the government employment opportunities suitable jobseekers and the do undertake self-employment available through various potentially prospective schemes for different sections of loan/ subsidy assistance Employer together and the society.
8 This schemes aims at schemes run by different face-to-face, Industrial integration of such self- government departments is Bharti Mela's are organised employment oriented schemes given to the local jobseekers in the industrial estates for with the jobseekers registered registered with the skilled-unskilled, technical with employment exchanges. exchange. Similarly, candidates and trainees Since 1998, this scheme has guidance is also provided to with the active co- been implemented on a pilot the jobseeker regarding skill operation of the Industrial basis in the state. So far as DET is development opportunities Associations, Chambers of concerned, this is a non-fund in ITIs and other training Commerce and based scheme, as the institutions in the state. Productivity Councils. The respective departments along Career Corners, has been Employment Officer, who with the financial institutions and set up in schools and plays a pro-active role, the banks are required to utilise colleges across the state to contacts the industries in their resources for providing self- provide career and the private sector for their employment assistance/ loans.
9 Vocational guidance to the requirement of personnel. Except co-ordination amongst students and jobseekers. 4. - An e-Governance Bulletin from Gujarat INFORMATICS LTD. programmes in several ITI's in DET's Training Wing has ITI/ ITC to get on-the-job training the state, keeping in view initiated various schemes for as an apprentice in an industrial the demand for skilled labour the benefit of the jobseekers. environment having production/. on account of technological These schemes aim at service based activities. ITI pass developments, etc. All providing vocational training candidates who join the registered jobseekers are to the jobseekers so as to Apprenticeship Training Scheme entitled to get admissions in improve their employability. are also eligible to get rebate of such courses subject to the Some of the important training period in accordance applicable admission terms schemes are: with their ITI trade and the and conditions.
10 Craftsmen Training Scheme apprenticeship trade so (CTS): The main objective of selected by them. Government Industrial this scheme is to provide semi- Advance Vocational Training Training Workshop (GITW). skilled workmen to industries. It Scheme (AVTS): In order to keep Industrial Workers Training also helps the jobseekers in pace with the rapid changes in Centers have been improving their employability the production technologies established at Vadodara, in terms of either wage and modern equipments Ahmedabad and Rajkot to employment or self- employed by the industries; it cater to the training needs of employment. This scheme is becomes necessary to upgrade the workers of the industrial implemented in the State the skills of the existing workers units. through 127 Government on a continuing basis. To owned Industrial Training achieve this objective, Advance Instructor's Training Center Institutes (ITIs), 113 Grant-in-Aid Vocational Training Scheme has (ITC).