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Niti Aayog forms panel to develop job platform for migrant worker


panel to develop job platform for migrant worker

new Delhi. NITI Aayog has formed a committee of top executives of technology companies like Google, Microsoft and Tech Mahindra to provide information in their language about employment for migrant workers. Sources associated with the project gave this information. This step has been taken at a time when a large number of migrant laborers have lost their jobs during the lockdown. The industry source said that the aim is to create a platform where workers can find employment opportunities in their language and around their place. The platform will connect job seekers, employers, government agencies, skill centers and partners who are using new technology such as AI and machine learning.

The source said that the NITI Aayog constituted a highly empowered committee headed by its CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Amitabh Kant to provide better employment opportunities to the migrant laborers through the use and development of technology with public and private participation. is. The committee includes Reliance Industries Chairman Kiran Thomas, Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari, Tech Mahindra Managing Director and CEO CP Gurunani, Google India Regional Manager and Vice President Sanjay Gupta, Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal among others. The source said that due to the lockdown, lakhs of migrant workers have lost their jobs. Due to this they had to return to their homes. The committee will look into technology-based measures to address the issue related to migrant laborers.

According to estimates, there are about 40 crore workers in the unorganized sector in the country. This sector contributes about 30 percent of the country's GDP (GDP). Nearly 60 percent of migrant laborers are either unskilled or have skills, but are not complete. The source said, "The platform will eliminate digital distance by helping workers to find jobs, gain necessary skills, get training center training in their language. It will also help employers to cater to the needs of location-specific and different categories of workers. "This platform will be in different languages ​​and can be accessed through traditional or feature phones as well. "MSME Secretary AK Sharma is associated with the project," the source said. According to official information, the government is also working on starting a helpline number for migrant laborers across the country. Through this number, they can place their complaints.

This post was published on June 20, 2020 3:40 am

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