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April 22, 2018

Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) to launch job marketplace mobile app to facilitate skilled people

Guwahati : Soon, various household services like those of an electrician, plumber, driver, etc, will only be a click away.The Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) is developing an app which will have multiple features, including around 40 services in the first phase. The app is likely to be launched by the end of this month, told ASDM Mission Director Anand Prakash Tiwari.

“The services will be provided in various modes – like daily or on contract basis. Besides it will be a job marketplace and willing people can get themselves registered. The Government will charge minimum from the candidates,” Tiwari said.

The app, being developed by a startup comprising people from IITG and other engineering colleges, will have at least eight features and it will also provide a platform for grievance redressal in the skill development sector.

Updates regarding the activities of the skill development mission will also be provided in the app.

On the other hand, the ASDM has launched a startup scheme to promote entrepreneurship among the local youth. Under the scheme, local entrepreneurs will be eligible to partner with the Government and provide skill development training to youth of the State.

“Earlier, the registered training providers were mostly big firms. However, they used to outsource the work to centres run by local entrepreneurs and in the profit sharing, the standard of training used to get affected. The local entrepreneurs used to work under the brand of big firms and in the process their profile did not grow much,” Tiwari said.

From now on the firms will not be able to outsource their work as it will be treated as an offense and necessary legal action taken against them.

Also, to promote the local entrepreneurs the criteria for empanelment of the service providers have been relaxed with respect to experience.

“Only the infrastructure and teaching faculty should be as per Government of India guidelines. No experience will be required for empanelment if these criteria are fulfilled. What we want is that the quality should not be compromised. When these entrepreneurs work under their own name for two to three years, they will be able to work in other states as well with the experience,” Tiwari said.

EoIs (expression of interest) have been floated and the process of empanelment of the service providers is likely to be completed within a month. Over three hundred local entrepreneurs are likely to participate in the bidding.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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