Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan has stressed the need for a database of unemployed youth in Kerala and employers looking for fresh talent.
Speaking after inaugurating a job portal by the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT), he said the portal would help to wipe out the menace of job rackets that take advantage of the large number of unemployed youth.
�The C-DIT portal will contain information on job opportunities in the government and private sectors as well as in other States and abroad. The service offered by the portal will be free of cost,� he said.
Mr. Achuthanandan said the government would try to work out a machinery to include details of vacancies in each department in the portal.
Referring to complaints that the diplomas awarded by C-DIT were not considered as qualification for government jobs, he promised to take up the issue with the Public Service Commission.
�The network of Akshaya Centres and Internet cafes has ensured that job seekers even in rural areas have access to the Internet. By verifying the authenticity of the employers, the C-DIT portal will win the approval of the people as a credible database,� he said.