Tribune News Service
Solan, July 3
At least 36.97 per cent graduates and 21.63 per cent postgraduates have registered themselves online on the Skill Register after returning to the state from various places following the lockdown. The online portal was recently created by the Information Technology Department.
As many as 55 doctors are among the highly skilled professionals who have also registered themselves on this online portal.
According to data, 13,968 persons and 62 employers, comprising investors, have registered themselves on the portal. The maximum number of 18 employers are from Solan district, followed by 11 from Mandi, eight Shimla, seven each from Kangra and Una, six Hamirpur, two Sirmaur and one each from Bilaspur, Kinnaur and Kullu. There is no employer from Chamba and Lahaul-Spiti districts as of now.
An assessment of the age-group wise data revealed that the highest number of 8,586 youths (61.47 per cent of the total registrations) are in the 15-30 age group. The number of registrations witnessed a decline with the increasing age. As many as 4,258 youths (30.48 per cent) are in the 31-40 age group.
In the 41-50 age group, only 938 persons ( 6.72 per cent of the total registrations) have registered themselves. On the other hand, aspirants with Class XII as qualification have outnumbered the postgraduates.
Labour Commissioner SS Guleria said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had launched this online portal on June 1 to create a database of those who had entered the state during the lockdown. It is helping the industry in getting information regarding skilled manpower as companies and industrial houses were also registering themselves .
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