Aims at networking all employment exchanges in the State
Project eMpower, aimed at networking all the employment exchanges in Tamil Nadu, will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on September 15, the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai.
Explaining the salient features of the project that will dispense with the personal appearance of candidates in the employment exchanges, Labour Minister T.M. Anbarasan said that in the first phase candidates would be able to register and renew their qualifications online. “You can register the details from anywhere — from your home or at an internet centre.”
In the second phase that will be launched on January 15, 2011, employers can draw lists of suitable candidates for their organisations.
The Minister said the total cost of the project was Rs.5.2 crore.
In the second phase, dole for the unemployed youth in the State would be deposited in the banks.
Mr. Anbarasan said that in Tamil Nadu so far 66,06,565 persons had registered in employment exchanges.
Asked whether there would be any mechanism to detect forged documents and certificates, the Minister said it was for the employers to verify the documents. He said a new website in Tamil and English would be launched for the project.
A high-level committee, comprising Labour Department Secretary T. Prabhakar Rao and Commissioner of Employment and Training A.S. Jeevarathinam, has been constituted. Commissioner of Labour Hans Raj Verma is the nodal officer for the project.
ELCOT Managing Director Santhosh Babu said the project required 20 lakh tetra bytes as the database was the second largest in the State.