Major Functions

The National Employment Service and for that matter Employment Exchanges functions within the ambit of Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act 1959 enacted within the framework of ILO convention no 88. According to the act Notification of vacancies arising in all the public sector establishments and non-agricultural establishments in the private sector employing 25 or more workers is compulsory. The act also makes it obligatory on the part of such employers to furnish employment returns (called ER-I and ER-II) which give information on employment, vacancies occurred, mode of recruitment of persons in the vacancies occurred, occupational distribution of employees and educational requirements for those occupations etc. Therefore the objectives of the National Employment Service in brief are as follows.

  • Collect, compile and disseminate information on vacancies notified, employment in various industries, types of occupations in existence, qualifications required for various occupations, emerging trend of employment in various industries etc.
  • To have an assessment of demand (from notification of vacancies) and supply of labour (from registration of Jobseekers) in the Labour Market and adjust them.
  • Create requisite data base for manpower planning and management, career counseling and vocational guidance with a view to effectively guiding the job-seekers.

In order to achieve the above objectives, the National Employment Service which operates through the network of Employment Exchanges, carries out the following functions:

  • Registration and placement of job-seekers so as to ensure a proper balance between demand and supply.
  • Collect comprehensive Employment Market Information on a quarterly basis for creation of data base for use in effective management of the demand and supply of labour, preparing career literature for counseling and vocational guidance.
  • Career Counseling and Vocational Guidance.
  • Conduct area specific specialized study/surveys to have an assessment of skills available and the marketable skills required for encouraging the job-seekers for self-employment particularly in rural informal sector.
  • To provide guidance related to overseas education and career, Overseas Employment & Career Information centers are operational at Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Rajkot.
  • Employment Exchanges at Vadodara and Surat are converted to Model Career Centers.
  • Overseas centers, Model Career Centers and independent society Empex-b are formed to strengthen employment services.
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