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SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch)

  • Category
    Economy
  • Published
    24th Feb, 2021

Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) recently unveiled ‘SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch)’- a dynamic job portal.

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Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) recently unveiled ‘SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch)’- a dynamic job portal.

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What is SAKSHAM?

  • SAKSHAM (Shramik Shakti Manch) is a dynamic portal for jobs/ mapping the skills of Shramiks vis-à-vis requirements of MSMEs and other industries all across the country.
  • The pilot portal originally initiated with two districts is now being launched as an all India portal.
  • Objective: The portal will map the skills of Shramiks vis-à-vis requirements of MSMEs to directly connect Shramiks with MSMEs and facilitate placement of 10 lakh blue-collar jobs.
  • Key Features:
    • A dynamic job portal - opportunity for Shramiks and MSMEs
    • Facilitate creation of 10 lakh blue collar jobs
    • Direct connect between Shramiks and MSMEs, no middleman in between
    • Minimise migration of Shramiks – job opportunity in proximate MSMEs

How does it work?

  • The portal with the demand and supply data uses algorithm and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools, for geo spatial information on demand and availability of Shramiks.
  • It also provides analysis on skill training programmes of Shramiks.
  • The data / information pertaining to the Shramiks and the industries (especially MSME) are being updated automatically through various whatsapp and other links.

Genesis

  • The genesis of SAKSHAM took place during the Covid-19 pandemic. 
  • The lockdown imposed in the wake of the pandemic left lakhs of migrant labourers without work across India, forcing them to return home. 
  • The pilot portal originally initiated with two districts is now being launched as an all India portal.

About TIFAC

  • The Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), an autonomous technology think tank under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India.
  • It was set up in 1988.
  • It works to look ahead in technology domain, assess the technology trajectories, and support innovation by networked actions in select areas of national importance.
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