National Career Service (NCS)

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The Ministry of Labour & Employment recently said over one million vacancies in the private as well as public sector are active on the National Career Service (NCS) portal.

About National Career Service (NCS)

  • NCS aims to bridge the gap between those who need jobs and those who want to hire them, between people seeking career guidance and training and those who can provide the counselling and training.
  • It was launched in the year 2015.
  • It provides a host of career-related services such as dynamic job matching, career counselling, job notifications, vocational guidance, and information on skill development courses, internships and alike. 
  • The focus areas for the NCS platform are listed below:
    • Enhancing Career and employment opportunities;
    • Counselling and guidance for career development;
    • Focusing on decent employment;
    • Enhancing female labour force participation;
    • Encouraging entrepreneurial endeavours;
  • It aims at reaching out to people across the country, in particular the youth, through a well-designed structure that comprises an ICT-based portal, a countrywide set-up of career centres, a multilingual call centre, and a network of career counsellors.
  • Nodal Agency: The project is being implemented by the Directorate General of Employment, Ministry of Labour & Employment.
  • NCS portal:
    • The NCS Portal links job-seekers, employers, counsellors and training providers, all through Aadhaar-based authentication.
    • Registration is online and free of charge.
    • The portal provides information on over 3000 career options from 53 key industry Sectors - from IT to Textiles, Construction to Automobiles, Pharma and much more.
    • Job-seekers also have access to industry trends in a user-friendly way.


Q1) What is the National Skills Development Mission?

The National Skill Development Mission was approved by the Union Cabinet on 01.07.2015, and officially launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 15.07.2015 on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. The Mission has been developed to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training activities. Further, to achieve the vision of ‘Skilled India’, the National Skill Development Mission would not only consolidate and coordinate skilling efforts, but also expedite decision making across sectors to achieve skilling at scale with speed and standards.

Source: Over one million active job vacancies listed on National Career Service portal, reports ministry