Bikaner: As part of efforts to dissipate the job market gloom, the Government recently brought together more than 100 companies across more than 10 high economic growth sectors to partake in one of the largest ever 2-day Skill India Rozgar Mela here. Close to 7500+ job aspirants attended the mela and more than 2000 of them were offered jobs. .
.The success of the Mela comes in the backdrop of the latest Annual Survey of Industries data confirming a slow but steady recovery in factory jobs since 2013. This encouraging set of data from India’s largest factory database seems to have gone largely unnoticed amid rising concerns about an intensifying economic slowdown.
The Mela was organized by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) at the Seth Tolaram Bafna Academy in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
The provisional Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) numbers for the fiscal year ending March 2018, released a couple of weeks ago, show that new jobs for both blue-collar and white-collar workers rose to their highest levels in half a decade in fiscal 2018. The results are based on the annual survey of more than two hundred thousand factories across the country, employing more than 15 million employees.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Mela, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “our Rozgar Melas have seen some great traction over the last 1.5 years with increased participation from corporate India. We are ensuring that this platform not only provides avenues of employment but also brings awareness to the masses through its ‘Skill Saathi’ programme.”
“I am happy to witness the huge footfall that this Rozgar Mela in Bikaner has seen. The youth of the city and nearing areas have some great potential and commitment to exploring a path to growth for themselves. We assure that the Government will extend the best possible means to empower them as the most skilled workforce.” he added.
Leading corporates like Big Basket, Cardekho.com, Eureka Forbes, Ikya Global, Kotak Mahindra, Reliance Retail, Muthoot Fincorp, SBI Life Insurance, Tafe Limited were a part of the fair and met with prospective employees in an informal setting. More than 2000 candidates were selected in job roles such as Technician, Electrician, Machine Operator, Fitter, Turner, Sales Executive, Delivery Executive, Business Executive, Relationship Officer and Data Entry Operator.
The Rozgar Mela program is one of the NSDC’s key initiatives for providing vocational training and job opportunities to youth in the country. NSDC works with various stakeholders including industry, institutions, training providers and state governments to organise Rozgar Mela’s to link job seekers with job providers. In the last 18 months, since April 2018, more than 1088 Rozgar Melas have been organised, that have registered nearly 4.6 lakh candidates, with placement offers being awarded to over 2 lakh youth