Archives- News Updates On April

2.5 lakh people to be recruited this year by IT-ITeS: Nasscom

Driven by steady recovery in demand for technology services, the Indian IT industry is expected to hire about 2.5 lakh people during this fiscal, software representative body Nasscom today said.

Source :, April 29, 2011. “IT-ITeS sector to add about 2.5 lakh people this year: Nasscom”

Asia looses billions due to poor employment opportunity for women: Report

Poorly employed Asian women pose both old and new challenges to the world's fastest growing region, with nearly half of them without jobs and struggling with perennial issues of lower wages and fewer chances for education.

Source :, April 29, 2011. “Lack of jobs for women costs Asia billions yearly: Report”

More hiring expected in April-June by Indian IT, ITes and telcos

Boosted by the positive business scenario, Indian companies in the IT, ITes and telecom space are expected to hire more people during the April-June quarter, says a study. According to staffing firm TeamLease Services, the overall hiring sentiment would be mostly bullish in the 2011 second quarter.

Source :, April 28, 2011. “Indian IT, ITes, telcos expected to hire more in April-June”

Govt. to raise 500 mn skilled workers by 2022

The government intends to raise as many as 500 million skilled workers by 2022 to equip a rapidly growing country with the required diversified human resource, Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today said.

Source:, April 27, 2011. “500 mn skilled workers, innovative knowledge economy by 2022”

Worker helpline to be launched by CM on Labour Day

On the occasion of Labour Day, which falls on May 1, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will launch a toll-free ‘Shramik Helpline’ aimed at combating child labour and handling complaints from workers. Described as a first-of-its-kind initiative, the helpline number 12789 will be functional between 7 am and 8 pm initially, the Delhi government said on Tuesday.

Source:, April 27, 2011. “CM to launch helpline for workers on Labour Day”

NREGS to provide skill development to workers

The Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (NCSD) is considering recommending to the Rural Development Ministry that the UPA’s flagship rural job guarantee scheme (NREGS) be widened to include providing “skill development” to unskilled wage seekers.

Source :, April 26, 2011. “Workers may also get skill development under NREGS”

For IT hiring, 2011 to be landmark year after 2007

The calendar 2011 is expected to be a landmark year for tech hiring and job movements after 2007 as market visibility improves, global customers step up spending and pipelines remain packed. External head hunters are optimistic of a very bullish trend with hiring requirements going up substantially this year by 60% to 70%, compared to last year's 20% jump over the previous year.

Source :, April 25, 2011. “For IT hiring, 2011 to be landmark year after 2007”

Narendra Modi to launch skill voucher for unemployed

Chief Minister Narendra Modi will give 'skill vouchers' to first five trainees in Surat on Thursday to mark the beginning of a new trend of capacity building of unemployed people in the Gujarat. Claimed to be a first-of-its-kind in the country, the scheme will be under the wings of Department of Labour and Employment and run by the Gujarat Skill Development Mission (GSDM) chaired by Modi.

Source :, April 21, 2011. “Narendra Modi to launch skill voucher for unemployed”

75 positions of court managers sanctioned by the Uttar Pradesh govt.

With a view to help increase work efficiency of courts, the Uttar Pradesh government has sanctioned posts of 75 court managers. The duration of the posts will be till February 28, 2015, as per the recommendations of the 13th Finance Commission, a release issued here said on Tuesday.

Source :, April 19, 2011. “UP govt sanctions post of 75 court managers”

NSDC in talks with India Inc for skill development projects

National Skill Development Corporation’s (NSDC) — a not-for-profit body set up by finance ministry — is looking to rope in India Inc for its skill development projects in the country. NSDC is in talks with more than 15 top Indian companies, including Tata, Reliance, Bharti Airtel and Future Group.

Source :, April 19, 2011. NSDC to rope in India Inc for skill development projects”

Plan to hire 1,400 executives by October: Coal India

Maharatna firm Coal India is set to hire 1,400 executives by October to bolster its workforce, ahead of crucial expansion and other projects. "We will recruit about 1,400 management trainees by October this year and will flash advertisements for vacancies by early next month," a Coal India Ltd (CIL) official told PTI.

Source :, April 17, 2011. “Coal India to hire 1,400 executives by October”

Uttarakhand govt. to provide 50,000 jobs this year

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday said his government has fixed a target of providing 50,000 jobs to the people this year. "The government will provide 50,000 jobs to the people this year and is working in this direction," he said after inaugurating six development works worth Rs 2531.48 lakh in Rudraprayag district.

Source :, April 13, 2011. “Govt to provide 50,000 jobs to people: Nishank”

NSDC to provides Rs 18.4 cr loan to Jobskills to train 1.74 mn in 10 years

National Skill Development Corporation on Wednesday said it will provide Rs 18.4 crore loan to employability solutions company JobSkills which aims to train 1.74 million people over a period of 10 years.

Source:, April 13, 2011. ““NSDC provides Rs 18.4 cr loan to Jobskills”

Medium and small cities, hot destinations for job aspirants

Medium and small cities like Pune, Agra and Meerut rather than top metros have emerged as hot destinations for job aspirants by clinching a lion's share -- 60 per cent of the total jobs created in the country last fiscal, an Assocham study said.

Source:, April 11, 2011. “'Small cities grab 60% of new jobs'”

Hiring activities step up in social services sector

Hiring activities by entities in the social services sector have increased 40 to 50 per cent in recent times, say experts. The need for professionals to manage activities, increased investment in the social sector through public- private partnerships and the importance being given to inclusive growth are among the main drivers of greater hiring, they added.

Source:, April 12, 2011. “Social sector players step up hiring activities”

Govt. releases new norms for appointment of relatives in companies

The government has released norms for appointment of relatives in companies, a decision that will allow directors or managers to engage services of close ones without seeking permission of the Centre. A company, however, will be required to seek the permission of the central Government if monthly payment made to relatives is more than Rs 2,50,000, the Corporate Affairs Ministry said in a notification.

Source:, April 11, 2011. “New norms on hiring relatives in companies”

Centre revises minimum wages by Rs.15

The Centre has revised the minimum wages, payable for any work, coming under the schedule of employment, by Rs.15 per day and fixed the new National Floor Level Minimum Wage (NFLMW) at Rs.115 instead of Rs. 100 a day effective from April 1.

Source:, April 8, 2011. “Minimum wage hiked by Rs.15”

Country’s first employability test to be held on 9th and 10th April 2011

Aspiring Minds Computer Adaptive Test (AMCAT), country's first employability test will be held in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai on 9th and 10th of this month. Graduates from BA, BCom, BSc, BBA, BCA, BHM or any other equivalent graduate course (non-engineering) can appear for the test, the registration for which can be done at Last date for registration is Thursday.

Source:, April 5, 2011. “India' first employability test to be held in Delhi”

IAHV to train youths in Naxal affected areas

The International Association for Human Values ( IAHV - part of Art of Living Foundation, a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian voluntary organization), is readying a long-term plan of skill development, an initiative that will target youth, mainly school dropouts across India, with a special focus on troubled areas. While details of the proposal are still being worked out, the project is likely to be pan India.

Source:, April 5, 2011. “Institutes offer skills training to youth in Naxal affected areas”

Wharton business school to increase operations in India

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, is planning to expand its presence in India in the next one-and-half years, according to its dean Thomas Robertson. One of the world's top business schools will zero in on either Mumbai or Delhi for the expansion.

Source:, April 5, 2011. "Wharton business school to expand presence in India”

IIT-Roorkee new campus inaugurated

IIT-Roorkee today inaugurated its Greater Noida Campus at the Knowledge Park-II area here. It was inaugurated by Ashok Bhatnagar, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Roorkee in the presence of Director S C Saxena.

Source:, April 4, 2011. “IIT-Roorkee campus inaugurated in Greater Noida”