28 Nov 2019

National Career Service (NCS) Project

Source: Ministry of Labour & Employment

​​​​​​​​National Career Service is a Five Year Mission Mode Project launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2015. The project is being implemented by the Directorate General of Employment, Ministry of Labour & Employment. National Career Service (NCS) is a one-stop solution that provides a wide array of employment and career-related services to the citizens of India. It works towards bridging the gap between job seekers and employers, candidates seeking training and career guidance, agencies providing training and career counseling.

Key features 

  • It brings together all stakeholders like job seekers, employers, counsellors, trainers, and private placement agencies to facilitate the convergence of information and create synergies through these associations.
  • The NCS project reaches out to the people of this country through its three essential pillars i.e. a well-designed ICT based portal which is NCS portal, Countrywide set up of Model Career Centers and Interlinkage with all the states through employment exchanges
  • NCS Portal: Nation-wide platform to provide a wide range of online services including job placement, vacancy notification, information on formal training programmes, on-the-job training and much more. The focus areas for the National Career Service platform are listed below:
  1. Enhancing career and employment opportunities
  2. Counselling and guidance for career development
  3. Focusing on decent employment
  4. Enhancing female labour force participation
  5. Encouraging entrepreneurial endeavours
  • Multiple Access Points of NCS: NCS reaches out to people through its multiple delivery mechanisms to empower citizens with access to nationwide opportunities.
  • Career Centres: Hub of career-related services primarily engaged in registration of various stakeholders, organizing events such as job fairs and providing career counselling to job-seekers.
  • Common Service Centres: NCS services are also accessible through Common Service Centres (CSC). People can avail NCS through CSC at nominal charges and avail all its benefits.
  • Post Offices: NCS services are also accessible through Post Offices across the country. Now, youth can easily register on the NCS Portal by visiting nearby post office of their respective locations.