Employment exchange to become data bank

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Employment exchanges will become a massive human resource data bank once the computerisation is completed, said Babu Divakaran, Minister for Labour, after the inauguration of the Tripunithura Town Employment Exchange on Thursday.

The Minister said that the Government plans to upload the data of skilled persons on the website too. Individuals should go for a skilled training after their basic education, he said. This will add value to their job prospects, he said. Dominic Presentation, Minister for Fisheries and Sports inaugurated the function. K. Babu, MLA presided. The newly opened Thripunithura employment exchange will soon be made fully computerised, he said. The process is in its second phase. He said Ernakulam and Kozhikode exchanges would be computerised this year.

K. Chandrasekharan, Employment and Training Director, welcomed the gathering. K.P. Sivadasan, Employment Joint Director, proposed a vote of thanks. Ward member, Elsie Varghese, spoke on the occasion.

The district has seven taluk exchanges and a special employment exchange for the disabled. The new exchange will cater to eight pachayats such as Maradu, Kumbalam, Thiruvankulam, Chottanikkara, Mulanthuruthy, Amballoor, Edakkattuvayal, Udayamperoor apart from the Tripunithura Municipal area.

There are 40,727 employment seekers in the Tripunithura exchange. Of this there are 22,510 women, 18,217 men, 592 disabled, 185 ex-servicemen, 6187 scheduled castes and 176 scheduled tribes. Computerisation will help the Government's selection process simpler and quicker. Only 5,000 people could be sorted out manually from various exchanges in a year, he said.