Hyderabad: A meeting of the working group of BRICS countries on employment generation and other issues would be held in Hyderabad on July 27 and 28, Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said here on Thursday.
The meeting of the working group is preparatory for a BRICS meet to be held in Delhi, he said.
Dattatreya, who recently attended the International Labour Conference in Geneva, said the focus of the Union Government and other countries is on employment generation.
"The initiatives of the NDA government to spur growth are helping in generating employment. The Narendra Modi government favoured an inclusive growth," he said.
The Labour Ministry would set up 100 model career centres in the country in partnership with the public and private sector, he said.
A modern employment exchange would be opened in Hyderabad in the third week of July, he said adding, job seekers and employers, who have registered on the National Career Service (NCS) portal of the Labour Ministry, would be brought on to a single platform on the occasion.
The state governments would be asked to come on board the NCS portal and a system to provide jobs to lakhs of job seekers, Dattatreya said.
As many as 3.60 crore job seekers, 27,195 skill providers and 8.29 lakh employers, besides 50 placement organisations, have joined the portal.
Through the portal, 45,912 have been provided jobs against 81,000 vacancies, he said.
"This is a small answer to those who are asking what did the government do in the last two years," he said.
The ESI Medical College at Sanatnagar here would be run from 2016-17, he said.
He thanked Union Health Minister J P Nadda and the Medical Council of India for giving the required permissions to the college....