The ASEEM portal was launched in 116 districts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under Gareeb Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan in June.
However,Women constitute only 5.4 per cent of job seekers.
Just 2 per cent of the 3.7 lakh candidates who registered on the portal have actually been employed as per data by Ministry of Skill development and Entrepreneurship.
Around 69 lakh migrant workers had registered on the portal, but only 1.49 lakh were offered jobs. However, only 7,700 could join work.
However Ministry informed that the portal isn’t only for migrant workers but the list include self-employed tailors, electricians, field-technicians, sewing machine operators, courier delivery executives, nurses, accounts executives, manual cleaners and sales associates.
“Our skilled youth will be able to play an important role in accelerating the development journey of India. To accelerate self-reliance and Skill India Mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to connect the youth in the country with new employment opportunities, our ASEEM portal will surely give impetus to our continuous efforts to bridge supply and demand in the market. Our skilled workforce will ensure increased productivity and better outcomes for our industries, ” Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, told The Indian Express.
Around 514 Companies have registered on the Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employee-Employer Mapping on ASEEM portal and 443 of them have posted 2.92 Lakh job so far.
The ASEEM portal aims to bridge the demand and supply gap in the skilled workforce market by improving the information flow.
Candidate data coming from government schemes such as PMKVY, National Urban Livelihoods Mission, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana and Seekho aur Kamao has also been integrated into the portal.
As per the portal, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Telangana and Tamil Nadu are facing major shortage of workers. Out of the total vacancies posted over 77 percent are in these five states.
The demand for work among migrant workers has risen by 80 per cent in just a week (3.78 lakh from 2.97 lakh during August 14-21), however, there is just 9.87 percent increase in their employment (7,009 to 7,700 — during this period). The number of registered people on the portal too has increased by 11.98 per cent – 61.67 to 69 lakh in the week ending August 21.
The AI-based platform also envisions to help strengthen the career path of the skilled workforce by guiding them as they attain industry-relevant skills.