Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal launched job portal ‘Rozgaar Bazaar’ on Monday and said that it will bridge the gap between job seekers and employers, and also help in boosting and reviving the economy from the impact of lockdown.
Job providers looking to recruit people can visit website jobs.delhi.gov.in and post their requirements. Job seekers can also post their qualification, experience, and desired position under multiple job categories.
During the launch, CM Kejriwal appealed to all the traders, industrialists and NGOs to join hands to revive Delhi’s economy. This portal will particularly help people who have lost their jobs and businesses and had been affected due to the lockdown imposed to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The people of Delhi have fought coronavirus in the last three months. Now, we have to move to the next stage. During the coronavirus pandemic, people lost their jobs, shops and factories were shut down. People have suffered huge losses and many people have suffered from hunger. Even though the government arranged for their food during the lockdown, people need jobs and businesses now; the shops and factories should be reopened. Now, we all need to pay attention to the economy,” CM Kejriwal said on Monday.
CM Kejriwal said the industries, shops, construction activities, etc. that were closed need to reopen, but there is no manpower. “Many migrant labourers left Delhi in the last three months. Coronavirus cases were rising drastically, and many people left Delhi in fear of the rising cases. The corona situation is improving in Delhi, and the businesses and shops have started reopening. Now, they have started coming back in huge numbers. I want to appeal to the rest, it is your Delhi. I would also like to appeal to others to come back to Delhi,” he said.
CM Kejriwal added that many shops, professionals, industries and construction companies are not able to find the required manpower to restart. On the other hand, people who lost their jobs due to coronavirus are not able to find jobs again.
“To synchronise and match these two sides, the Delhi government is launching a job portal jobs.delhi.gov.in where employers can post jobs citing desired qualification, designation, position and experience.
The people seeking jobs can also register on this website, citing the experience they have, their academic qualification, and the categories they want jobs in, such as tourism, hotel industry, construction, etc. They can also fill in multiple categories. This is a Rozgaar Bazaar, where the job seekers and job providers will come together and people will get jobs,” said CM Kejriwal.
Delhi employment minister Gopal Rai also clarified that the job portal is a free platform and no one will be needed to pay. The government has asked job seekers do not pay to any third person for the job positions posted on the website.
The Delhi government is also set to issue special orders to allow street vendors and hawkers to resume work in the city. Street hawkers will be allowed to operate from 10 am to 8 pm every day, while keeping a safe distance and taking all other precautionary measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
The lockdown has affected both small scale and individual businesses, with street vendors being one of the most affected groups. CM Kejriwal said due to some confusion the street hawkers were not allowed to work.
Source: India Today