Chandigarh: Job website for women hardly has jobs, numbers ‘do not exist’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2015 12:02 IST

Nearly two weeks after it was launched,, a dedicated job search website for women launched by the UT’s department of social welfare has remained a nonstarter.

The website,, has just four current openings two weeks after its launch; and (below) ‘’ listed under contact information for a job advertised on the website. Even the number provided ‘does not exist’.

In all, it has just four job advertisements — three of them put up on March 30, a day before the formal launch, and another on April 6.

Designed by a private firm and being run under the aegis of the Chandigarh Child and Women Development Corporation (CCWDC), the website was formally started by Vijay Kumar Dev, adviser to the UT administrator.

It has provisions for employers as well as job aspirants to register and search for candidates and opportunities, respectively. A free service, it was conceived under Mission Poorna Shakti through the efforts of the State Resource Centre for Women and the District Convergence and Facilitation Centre, units of the CCWDC, a spokesperson had said at the time of launch.

But the jobs that are posted provide limited details. For the latest job, that of a swimming life guard at PEC University of Technology, the interview date is listed as April 7, but the contact details list the number 8888888888, which “does not exist” when you dial to check. The date of uploading for all listings is given as ‘22 Apr 2014’, which creates confusion too.

Another listing is for a front office executive for a company called XEAM Ventures Pvt Ltd; but the number given, 8765654534, again “does not exist” when dialed. Email given is “”.

Yet another listing is for a receptionist for a “leading HR consultancy in Ambala-Haryana, in Raipur Kalan”. The date of interview here is April 5, and the job description begins with: ‘Candidate must have good looks and have knowledge of basics of computers.’ The number that’s provided went unanswered upon repeated attempts, while the email again is simply “”.

The one listing that did appear to be helpful was “Urgent requirement for Domestic BPO”. Here the name of the company is Chandigarh Child & Women Development, and the interview appears to be a rolling process from 9.30am to 1pm. Here, too, however, only a phone number is given. When it was dialed, the man who picked up said we should call on Monday. When asked if he was getting calls with reference to mahilarozgar. com, he said they had indeed got some calls.

It is mandatory for employers to inform the CCWDC about the details of the candidates called for interview; update whether they are selected or not.

When contacted, CCWDC chief administrative officer DR Negi said he was on leave and would have to look up how many people had registered so far.

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