25 August 2016 Current Affairs: National Career Service (NCS) signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with strategic partners for enhancing quality and reach of employment services through the NCS network.
These MoUs were signed with job portals companies Indeed, First Job, Freshersworld, Merajob and HT Shine etc. to enhance quality and reach of its employment generation services. Earlier, the NSC had partnered with leading organisations like Uber, Monster.com, Saral Rozgar, Quikrjobs, Indian Staffing Federation etc for the same purpose.
National Career Service (NCS) : NCS project is being implemented by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment. It was launched in 2015. It is an ICT based portal developed to provide a wide variety of employment related services to job seekers and youth through technology.
NCS portal facilitates registration of job seekers, job providers, skill providers, career counsellors, etc. free of cost. Since its launch, the NCS has grown significantly with over 3.6 crore job seekers, 9 lakh employers. It had mobilised over 1 lakh jobs in the last few months.