Opportunities Galore: Govt's Job Portal Registers Over 1 Million Active Vacancies In August, Highest This Fiscal

Swarajya Staff

Aug 29, 2023, 10:08 AM | Updated 10:14 AM IST

Employees at an IT startup in Bengaluru (Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images)
Employees at an IT startup in Bengaluru (Hemant Mishra/Mint via Getty Images)

The National Career Service (NCS) portal of the Ministry of Labour has registered over 1 million active vacancies this month, both from public and private sector, paving the way for greater job opportunities for youth in India.

"These vacancies have been reported by various employers in the public sector as well as in private sector on the NCS portal which are still open for recruitment," the ministry said in a statement on Monday (28 August).

The vacancies on NCS Portal are mobilised through direct reporting by the employers on the portal and API integration with various private job- portals.

This is the highest in the current fiscal with the number of vacancies in May at 0.56 million and 0.76 million each in June and July, reports Economic Times.

The ministry said that out of the one million active vacancies, about one third vacancies are notified for the selection of freshers, which would facilitate many young candidates to get employment opportunity just after their education.

"A significant number of vacancies registered on NCS are related to the job roles of Technical Support Executives, Sales Executives, Data Entry Operators, Logistics Executives, Software Engineers, Maintenance Engineer etc," it said.

According to the ministry, the vacancies on NCS are spanning across diverse sectors indicating a boost in employment opportunities in the country across the sectors.

"51 per cent of the active vacancies have been reported in Finance and Insurance and 13 per cent in Transport and Storage sector. Other sectors like Operations and Support, IT & Communication, Manufacturing etc. which altogether contributed approximately 12 per cent of the vacancies, and have also registered surge in vacancies during June-August, 2023," it said.

The growth in employment opportunities may increase with the expected demand during the ensuing festival season taking the active vacancies in NCS portal to its new high, the ministry added.

"Out of the total active vacancies, 38 per cent of the vacancies were posted for the selection of candidates at all India basis whereas 18 per cent vacancies for the requirement at multiple states. Remaining vacancies are for State specific requirement," it said.

The ministry said that NCS has also achieved another milestone of registering more than 1.5 million employers in the NCS portal.

A majority (68 per cent) of the employers are from the service activities, which is followed by the manufacturing sector (26 per cent).

NCS strives to provide a variety of career related like job search and matching, career counseling, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses etc. to the job seekers and serving the employers in finding the right candidates with the required skill sets, the ministry said.

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