Shri Kalraj Mishra, the Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), launched the Naukri (Job) Portal (www.niesbudnaukri.com) developed by The National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) here today.
The Portal is yet another effort, in the series of efforts of NIESBUD, for improving the employability of the skilled/trained persons in the country. The Portal designed/developed in-house, by NIESBUD would provide a common platform to both the trained persons and the prospective employers. Armed with the facility of free-of-cost online registration for employment in more than 150 trades/job categories, the prospective registered employers would be able to source their requirements of skilled manpower out of the persons registered on the Portal.
Congratulating the Secretary, MSME and NIESBUD, the Minister Shri Kalraj Mishra, expressed the hope that this Initiative, the first of its kind in the sphere of micro, small and medium enterprises would assist skilled unemployed persons in getting gainful employment in different industrial sectors besides helping NIESBUD in further improving its training activities.
The Minister also said that the MSME sector needs to be strengthened and effort of the Ministry is to make India as an entrepreneurial country. Unemployed youth in the rural and semi-urban areas are being included under the different training programmes of the Ministry to help them in setting up their own enterprises.
Shri Madhav Lal, Secretary (MSME) while congratulating the Institute on launch of the Portal, highlighted the significance of providing job opportunities to the trained persons. The Secretary further added that the facility would be available to all the trained/skilled persons who have received training either under any Scheme of the Ministry or from any field institution of the Ministry of MSME or have been certified/trained in relevant fields by any other Public/Government Institution.
Shri Arun Kumar Jha, Director General, NIESBUD speaking after the launch, informed that the Institute expects to extend in due course of time, the facility of match-making as per the specific requests of employers and of counseling to the job-seekers for early absorption and placement.
The warm response generated by the Portal even before its formal launch can be gauged from the fact that more than 127 companies and 3,600 job seekers have already registered themselves on the Portal during the trial/preparatory phase itself with a few such companies being McDonald’s; Krishna Electrical Works; Indosopung Tour; Sopung Holiday India Pvt. Ltd.; Mammey Di Hatti; Heritage Garments; Pantaloons; Pizza Hut; Haldiram’s; Shoppers’ Stop and KFC.
Present on the occasion were Shri Udai Pratap Singh, CEO (Khadi) Shri S. N. Tripathi, Joint Secretary (SME); Shri B. H. Anil Kumar, Joint Secretary (ARI) and other senior officials of the Ministry.