GUWAHATI, Oct 16 - The initiative to compile an online database of skilled unemployed youths of the State under the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) has been facing infrastructure-related problems.
Under this initiative, unemployed youths who have undergone training in various trades under the NULM, will avail a platform for employment. The database aims to cover around 50,000 skilled unemployed youths of the State in the initial phase.
According to an official of NULM, though work to compile the database of skilled workers had started about a year ago, it is yet to be complete because in many districts livelihood centres are yet to come under the NULM.
�Till date a total of 16 livelihood centres have been set up across the State under the NULM. But we need at least 25 such centres to complete the database of skilled workers. The process to set up more centres is being hindered due to lack of space in the respective districts,� the official said.
The official further stated that the State government is hopeful of completing the online database within this financial year.
Once the database is completed, it will be helpful to all unemployed youths. Today, in order to get appointment in any private firm, a skilled worker has to pay a huge amount to the consultancy agency concerned. After commissioning of the service, skilled unemployed youths will have to pay a very minimal fee to get enrolled under the online database.
�Our aim is to make the whole system self sustaining in the coming days. For this, we will collect a fee from each candidate. But it will be minimal in comparison to the fee charged by any private consultancy agency,� the official said.
Meanwhile, the NULM official said that in Guwahati they have received very good response from customers to various products produced by members of self-help groups of Kamrup Metro district. Very soon online sale of the products will start in the State, for which the official process is under way.