Employment Exchanges are the first contact point for unemployed youth and play a vital role for job-seekers. The fulfillment of this objective, to some extend depends on how fast dissemination of information at the Employment Exchanges is done in a transparent manner. In order to direct job-seekers towards productive channels of employment, they have to be provided with speedy access to employment related information at the earliest and on demand. The Employment Exchanges can play a vital role by providing on-line services/information to job-seekers in various fields, such as on-line registration, on-line notification, transparent submission, vocational guidance on emerging and decaying occupations, status of job-seekers on the Live Register, activities having potentialities for self-employment, including various self-employment special programmes launched by Central and State Government for enhancing employability of job-seekers.
National Informatics Centre(NIC), on the request of the Department of Labour, Government of Meghalaya, has agreed to design and develop web enabled employment exchange portal for all the Employment Exchanges. Development of major part of exchange portal is completed and hosted with the following address http://dectmeg.nic.in/. Development of the remaining modules is in progress. The web portal includes the following modules:
This web portal has been launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma on the 10th of August 2012. Since then, the web enabled application software has been implemented in most of the employment exchanges in Meghalaya, which is having 10 District Employment Exchanges and 2 Sub Divisional Employment Exchanges.