Niti Aayog forms panel to develop job platform for migrant labourers

Niti Aayog has formed a panel to develop a job platform for migrant labourers. Through this panel, Niti Aayog includes top officials of tech companies like Google, Microsoft and Tech Mahindra. This platform helps migrant workers have lost their jobs during the lockdown period. The main aim is to develop a platform that can help blue-collar workers find job opportunities in their own language and location.

The platform will connect job seekers, employers, government agencies, skill centres and external partners using new-age technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. The project would come up with a multilingual application that can be accessed via feature phones and help identify location-based jobs, skill development gaps.

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The panel has some prominent names from the industry including Reliance Industries President Kiran Thomas, Microsoft India President Anant Maheshwari, Tech Mahindra MD and CEO CP Gurnani, Google India country manager and vice president Sanjay Gupta, Bharti Airtel CEO Gopal Vittal, among others. As per estimates, there are over 40 crore workers in the unorganized sector accounting for around 30 per cent of India”s GDP and nearly 60 per cent of these migrant workers are either semi-skilled or unskilled who struggle every day to find the right job opportunity.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of NITI Aayog: New Delhi.
  • Chairperson of NITI Aayog: Narendra Modi.
  • Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant.
  • Vice Chairperson of NITI Aayog: Rajiv Kumar.

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