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  • 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.

Key Points

  • 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.
  • Benefits:
  • 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.

Source: PIB

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