Skill, workforce, talent for MSMEs: Chairing the 18th meeting of the National Council of MSMEs (NBMSME) on Wednesday, MSME Minister Narayan Rane launched the integration of Udyam registration with the government’s National Career Service (NCS) jobs portal for MSMEs access the employable workforce database with NCS. The announcement of the interconnection of four portals, namely, Udyam Portal, e-Shram, NCS and Atmanirbhar Skilled Employee-Employer Mapping (ASEEM) was made by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her speech on the budget of this year to provide transparent access to data for better service delivery.
“They will operate as portals with live organic databases, providing G2C, B2C and B2B services. These services will focus on credit facilitation, skills and recruitment with the aim of further formalizing the economy and improving entrepreneurial opportunities for all,” Sitharaman said in his budget speech.
The NCS, implemented by the Directorate General of Employment of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2015 to provide a variety of employment-related services such as job search, job search, career guidance, vocational guidance, information on skills development courses, apprenticeships, internships, etc.
Meanwhile, Rane also inaugurated a portal for the program “Promotion of MSMEs in the North East and Sikkim Region”, according to a statement from the Ministry of MSMEs. In June this year, the government revised the program guidelines to provide financial support to improve the productivity, competitiveness and capacity building of MSMEs based in NER and Sikkim.
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Under the new guidelines, the Ministry of MSMEs has raised the upper limit of financial assistance for various program components, such as maximum financial support to state governments for setting up new mini technology centers and upgrading existing technology centers has been increased from Rs 10 crore to Rs 13.50. crore.
The Ministry of MSMEs also on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Common Service Center regarding the Udyam portal. Rane said the partnership will extend support to businesses residing in remote areas and help them reap the benefits of government programs and loans to priority sectors, the statement said. The Minister also highlighted the need to address the problem of late payments faced by MSMEs.
According to the details available on the Development Commissioner Portal of the Ministry of MSMEs, the role of the NBMSME is to review factors affecting the promotion and development of MSMEs in the country, review central government policies and programs on promotion of MSMEs, to make recommendations on issues impacting the growth of MSMEs, and to advise the government on the use of the Fund or Funds for MSMEs.
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