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Parl panel favours unemployment allowance

delhi Updated: Aug 31, 2011 17:53 IST

A Parliamentary panel has favoured providing allowance to registered unemployed youths across the country and also stressed on a strategy to attract private entreprises to notify their vacancies in job exchanges connected through a proposed national job portal.

Observing that employment allowance is only being paid by a handful of states, the panel suggested that rest of the states should be "persuaded" to provide such allowance. "Though the Union Government is not in favour of providing any employment allowance, the panel, however, desires that it may, at least persuade the rest of the states to emulate the states giving unemployment allowance." In the present scenario, the panel noted, private establishments are much more than those run by the government.

To make employment exchanges attractive to job seekers, it is necessary that private employers notify their vacancies in employment exchanges, the panel on labour and employment said. It said the comprehensive strategy to attract private employers could seek them to advertise their vacancies on the portal and give them access to the profiles of candidates across the country, allowing them to screen, test and interview the candidates in employment exchanges. The proposed web portal will connect all exchanges providing all employment related information.