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Employment Exchanges becoming National Career Counseling Centres (NCCC)

Published on: October 15, 2015 | Updated on: October 15, 2015

National Career Counseling Centres

The Indian Government is going to convert all the employment exchanges across the country to national career counseling centres (NCCCs). These entities will consequently try and help people, who have enrolled with the programme, find jobs. According to Bandaru Dattatreya, the Union Minister of State for Labour, these centres will be taking care of the job requirements of at least four crore people presently looking for jobs. Dattatreya has further stated that in addition to providing job-related information to interested candidates and actual job opportunities, these centres will perform in the capacity of counselors.
According to the Union Minister of State for Labour, 100 model NCCCs are supposed to be established in various parts of the country by the end of February 2016. A couple of them are supposed to be set up in Kolkata as well. Apart from what has been said already, it is expected that these NCCCs will present a platform where the employers and potential employees can interact with each other, and hopefully in a fruitful manner.

Promotion of National Career Service

The national administration is also looking to promote the National Career Service (NCS) in the meanwhile. At present, there are nine lakh people looking to provide jobs and more than two crore people seeking jobs, who have registered with the said body. In all, a combined amount of INR 800 crore has been invested in both the projects. Narendra Modi had introduced the NCS website back in June 2015. This portal is expected to offer some major help to the job seekers. The website will also provide information related to programmes on skill development, and opportunities for serving either as an intern or an apprentice. In all, these steps could be regarded as integral parts of the Indian Government’s efforts to make sure that all its employment exchanges become more modern.

Focus on Make in India and Skill India

The central government is also putting a fair bit of emphasis on its pet projects – Skill India and Make in India. Dattatreya says that at the moment these are high on the priority list of the national government. It is expected that by the end of the 2015-16 financial year the Indian Government will have created one crore new jobs. At present, India has 978 university employment guidance information bureaus and employment exchanges.

How will they be run?

Dattatreya has stated that the state governments will be responsible for operating these centres. The national government shall provide all the latest facilities such as computers and website benefits. It will also provide any other kind of financial assistance needed to run the project.

Viewpoint on strikes

In what can be regarded as a marked departure from the traditional stance that governments in the centre have held regarding strikes, the present government is attempting to come to some sort of a middle ground instead of plain negating them. Dattatreya has acknowledged the right of workers to strike work for issues that are important to them. However, he has also said that the concerned union should provide prior notification of the same with the minimum gap being 14 days. He feels that then the strike could be regarded as mass casual leave.

National Minimum Wage Act

The Indian Government is also looking to pass a National Minimum Wage Act and all states will be duty-bound to implement the same. The labour minister has stated that even though it is the job of the state governments to take a call on this matter, the central government feels it is necessary to have a nationwide version of the same. He has further stated that the basic formula for the wage has been prepared and it should be out pretty soon, probably in the space of a couple of months. The national government has already finished discussions regarding the matter with the various trade unions and state governments. The trade unions are looking for INR 15,000 as the minimum wage. During July 2015, the Indian Government increased the minimum wage floor from INR 137 to INR 160.

Reform in Labour Laws

The Indian Government is also looking to reform the labour laws. It has reasoned that since these were framed five decades back they need to be reformed so that they could be made simpler. At present, there are 44 labour laws in India that could be grouped into four separate codes. The codes are expected to deal with areas such as wages, social security, industrial relations, safety and working conditions. There are four wage Acts in India – Minimum Wages Act 1948, Payment of Bonus Act 1965, Payment of Wages Act 1936, and Equal Remuneration Act 1975. These could be included in the aforementioned labour codes.


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I am from Kolkata. Like any other Bengali I love my fish, eggs and bhaat and sweets but I also feel proud to be a part of the biggest melting pot of the world - India. It is true that I need to go a long way before I finally call it a day but I have come some way and am sure will travel further. Cheers :)


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I would be like to work with skill program

lokesh kumar sen January 28, 2016 at 1:27 pm

Sir l requrst you that i am un employed in
Rullar ariya so how to join skill india.

Rupankar choudhury January 27, 2016 at 12:23 am

I m unemployed plz give me any other job in Assam


I am looking forward a job.

pawan kumar mahto January 2, 2016 at 6:28 am

india is more power full — young in india — go india fore make in india

sanjay padhiyar October 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

lot’s of person benifits of this type of activity. i huge thanks of all of you who work in this area.”make in india “.. i love india :)!!


Hii I am Md Aftab Alam education BCA,MBA(IT,Finance) experience yrs native village Chatiya tola math po+PS malahi east champaran Bihar India plze suggest me relevant job in my native village


    It is a good start, will benefit many. Where as good organisational skill, commitment must be the back ground of the administrative staffs. Vulgar strike like the one organised by Film institute. Politically motivated approach other than BJP must be curtailed right from the start.


    Now you may ask Lalu or Nitesh or the great Sharad Yadav. or else vote for BJP , there is every chance there is no need further to ask somebody for job

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