Nagpur: Around 2 lakh job seekers have been left hanging as private companies have failed to update vacancies on the website of the department of skills, employment, entrepreneurship and innovation. The department now aims to ensure these organizations, especially private ones, update their vacancy positions.
The skill development department says Nagpur district has 2,626 private sector offices and another 1,259 public sector offices, where registered job seekers can be accommodated as per the existing vacancy and manpower requirement. Officials said the information on vacancies and manpower strength in each sector is required by the state and central government to prepare statistical studies and records of the human resources distribution in the country in government and private sector. The existing and required manpower strength and skill distribution in each sector has been studied to ascertain the growth rate in workplaces and their human resource indices.
District collector R Vimala has urged private companies to participate in a workshop at the collector office on June 23, where they would be made aware and trained in the mandatory updating of organization’s vacant positions on the government website as per the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959 and rules 1960. The collector office also warned of legal action against private organizations ignoring the instructions.
PG Harde, assistant commissioner of skill development department, said private sector companies are ignoring their duty of updating their vacancy positions in the government website, which is mandatory by law. “The old concept of the employment exchange has been merged with the department of skill development. Our website has around 2 lakh job aspirants registered. Though many of them may be employed somewhere, they retained their registration with us hoping to get a job suitable for their caliber and skills, ”said Harde, whose department will conduct the workshop for private companies to train them on how to upload their vacancy positions .
Harde said there is already a format for updating vacancy position quarterly, but that is seldom followed. “The educational qualifications of our registered job seekers range from non-matric to even higher studies. Instead of depending upon private manpower providing agencies, which charge for their services, the organizations should access our website and services for free, ”he said.
Harde also said the government offices generally filled up their vacancies through advertisements of various scrutiny process and examinations, but private organizations can access the skill development department’s website for getting candidates for jobs.