- The portal will map details of workers based on region and demand across industries
- The portal, being developed by NSDC and an AI firm, will likely be launched by mid-June
The National Skills Development Corp. (NSDC), along with an artificial intelligence company, is working on a new platform to map skilled and certified workers with demand clusters based on industrial requirements.
The skill management information system aims to create a local ecosystem in every region to minimise the need to depend on migrants, as well as to provide workers with opportunities closer to their homes. NSDC is the implementing body of the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.
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The initiative will help both companies and workers, said government authorities, adding that as businesses start opening up amid the lockdown there is an increased need for skilled professionals and the platform will help meet this demand.
The nationwide lockdown, which began on 25 March and has been extended four times till 31 May, and the subsequent closure of establishments, led to reverse migration of workers, who form part of the unorganized sector, constituting about 90% of India’s total workforce of nearly 500 million.