- 11 Jul 2020
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The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has launched ‘Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM)’ portal to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.
- The Portal is expected to improve the information flow and bridge the demand-supply gap in the skilled workforce market.
- Developed and Managed By: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with Bengaluru-based company ‘Betterplace’.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) Based Platform:
- It will provide real-time data analytics about the demand and supply patterns including - industry requirements, skill gap analysis, demand per district/ state/cluster, key workforce suppliers, key consumers, migration patterns and multiple potential career prospects for candidates.
- It will enable policymakers to take a more objective view of various sectors in the economy.
- Driven by Prime Minister’s assertion of ‘India as a talent powerhouse’ at the India Global Week 2020 Summit, it will further re-engineer the vocational training landscape in the country ensuring a skilling, up-skilling and reskilling in a more organised set up.
- Functioning: Also available as an application (app), it consists of three IT based interfaces:
- Employer Portal: Employer onboarding, demand aggregation, candidate selection.
- Dashboard: Reports, trends, analytics, and highlight gaps.
- Candidate Application: Create & track candidate profile, share job suggestions.
- To Skilled Workforce:
- It will have provision for registration and data upload for workers across job roles, sectors and geographies.
- It will help in strengthening industry-relevant skills and explore emerging job opportunities especially in the post Covid era.
- Candidate data coming to Skill India Portal from various state and central skilling schemes will be integrated including that from Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Fee-based Programs, National Urban Livelihoods Mission, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, etc.
- To Migrants:
- To Skilled Workforce:
- To Employers: They will be able to assess the availability of a skilled workforce and formulate their hiring plans.
National Skill Development Corporation
- NSDC is a not-for-profit public limited company incorporated in 2008 under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 (corresponding to section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013).
- It was set up by the Ministry of Finance as a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
- The Government of India through the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) holds 49% of the share capital of NSDC, while the private sector has the balance 51% of the share capital.
- It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality and for-profit vocational institutions.
- Its mandate is also to enable a support system which focuses on quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships.
- Skill India Portal is an initiative by the NSDC.