Thursday, January 17, 2019

Government announces vacancies for employment coordinators

After the six months of the announcement of the programme, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has started the process to recruit employment coordinators in all 753 local units across the country as part of the implementation of the Rs 3.1 billion-Prime Minister's Employment Programme.
According to the ministry, applications have been invited online – from all prospective candidates aged between 21 to 45 years –starting from tomorrow for 15 days.
The government plans to recruit 705 gazetted third class officials and 48 non-gazetted first class staffers to work as employment coordinators in all local units to implement the ambitious employment programme that aims at creating employment in various sectors including agriculture, tourism, transport infrastructure, and drinking water. The coordinators will implement the Employment Management Information System (EMIS).
According to the requirement of the Public Service Commission (PSC), the ministry has set minimum intermediate level of education for officials to be deputed as employment coordinators at the local units with less than 10,000 population and bachelor's level education for those to be deputed to the local units with more than 10,000 population.
The ministry is going to shortlist three candidates for each post and make final selection through computer skills test examination to be held at all seven provincial headquarters, though the opposition claims that the government is bypassing the PSC to appoint its cadres.
The government had allocated Rs 3.1 billion in the current fiscal year to implement the ambitious programme, under which it is planned to provide subsistence allowances to unemployed people.
The ministry plans to start registering details of unemployed persons, prospective employers and employment sectors in each local unit starting mid-May under the programme announced in the budget for the current fiscal year.
Likewise, the ministry plans to endorse work procedures to execute the plan at the earliest, as a regulation to this effect has just been endorsed. Delay in regulation has pushed the starting of the process of the programme to six months.

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