About Rojgar


About Department of Employment

  • The Employment Service came into existence in India under the stress of post-war demobilization. Towards the end of the Second World War, the need for a machinery which could handle orderly re-absorption of civil life, of a large number of service personnel and war workers who were about to be released as keenly felt. Having regard to the complexity of the problem and in order to ensure uniformity in policies and effective co-ordination of efforts it was considered necessary that the proposed machinery be directed and controlled by the Central government. In accordance with a scheme that was agreed upon by the Central and State Governments, the Directorate General of Resettlement and Employment (D. G. R. & E) was setup in July 1945 and Employment Exchanges were gradually opened in several parts of the country.
  • Till the end of 1946, Employment Service facilities were restricted to demobilized service personnel and discharged war workers. In 1947, consequent upon the partition of the country, the Employment Exchanges were called upon to deal with the resettlement of a large number of persons who were displaced as a result of partition. In response to popular demands, the scope of the service was gradually extended and by early 1948, Employment Exchanges were thrown open to all categories of applicants. This transition of the Employment Service from a resettlement agency to an all India placement organization resulted in an enormous increase of work, which called for long-term measures. It was felt that the organization which was hurriedly setup to tackle the immediate problem of resettlement of released war service personnel, required to be restructured if it was to function as an effective machinery which could facilitate and further the employment process. Accordingly, the Training and Employment Services Organization Committee (Popularly known as Shiva Rao Committee) was appointed in 1952 ( under the chairmanship of Shir B. Shiva Rao), to review the setup and functions of the Employment Service and to make recommendations for its reorganization. The Committee submitted their report in 1954 which was mainly responsible for the present structure of the organization and diversification of its functions in the field of Occupational Research, VocationalGuidance and Employment Market Information. Based on the recommendations of the committee, the day-to-day administration of the organization was handed over to the State Governments with effect from 1st November, 1956. The Government of India had also appointed in March, 1978, a Committee on National Employment Service under the Chairmanship of Shri P. C. Mathew (popularly known as Mathew Committee) to examine the various aspects of the Working of Employment Exchanges, and to suggest suitable measures to make it more responsive to changing circumstances and needs. This Committee submitted its report in November, 1978 and made a number of recommendations for improvement of the Employment Service. Some of the recommendations made by this committee have been accepted by the Government for implementation.

Currently The department administers the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959, which is a Central statute and the Rules framed thereunder. At present, 25 employment exchanges are functioning in the State which are made up of State Employment Exchange , Divisional Employment Exchanges, District/Town Employment Exchanges, Rural Employment Exchanges, Scheduled Caste (SC) Cell at State Employment Exchange, Physically Handicapped (PH) Cell at State Employment Exchange, and University Employment Information and Guidance Bureaux.

The Employment Exchanges perform mainly three types of functions viz. Registration of applicants and their placement, providing vocational guidance to job seekers and collect employment market information data from establishments in the organized sector. The Employment Exchanges are rendering free services to employers as well as to job seekers.


  • Collection of Employment Market Information (EMI).
  • To provide self employment assistance to job seekers .
  • To provide vocational guidance about various courses and training facilities to job seekers.
  • Submission of job seekers names to employers(As per the rules given in NESM-part1) .
  • Registration & ONLNE REGSTRATON of unemployed youth.
  • Organizing of career talks/fair etc.
  • Coaching-cum-Guidance Centres for SC/ST/OBC's have been setup in a few places selected on the basis of the high incidence of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC's population, job openings available in the areas and the number of such candidates seeking jobs through the exchanges. At these Centres guidance and pre-employment orientation is provided to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe /OBC's candidates.

Activities of the Regional Employment Exchange

The main functions of this Exchange are :-

  • To register applicants and sponsor them against notified vacancies;
  • To provide vocational guidance and employment counselling to the job seekers;
  • To collect information form the establishments in the organized sector under the Employment Market Information Programme of National Employment Service.


Any applicant who is a resident of Uttarakhand can get his name registered with this Exchange on his local address provided he is not already registered with any other Employment Exchange. The applicants are required to produce original certificates in support of their qualifications/experience etc. at the time of registration and they are to come in person as their signatures are to be attested by the Registration Officer at the time of registration. The Registration Card is provided by the Exchange and the relevant columns are to be filled in by the applicants. The applicant is interviewed by the Registration Officer who provides registration guidance and allots him occupation for which he is eligible as per his qualifications. The Index Card which is to be filled by the applicants at the time of registration is given in Annexure-I.

Notification of Vacancies

Every employer in the public sector and those employing 25 or more persons in the private sector are required to notify their manpower requirements to the local employment exchange before filling them up under the provisions of the Employment Exchange (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act 1959 so that the applicants registered with the Employment Exchange can be sponsored. The proforma in which the vacancies are to be notified is given in Annexure-II. Employers who fail to notify their vacancies can be penalized under Section 7(1) of the said Act.

Submissions of Applicants

Applicants are sponsored against notified vacancies as per their seniority in registration keeping in view the age limit, qualifications etc. prescribed by the employer for the said post. Applicants are issued call letters under UPC at least 7 days before the date of interview and they report in the Regional Employment Exchange for pre submission interview for onward submission to the employer. Vacancies and submission work is being handled through computer and scheme of selection of each and every vacancy is displayed on the notice board for the information of the general public. Thus, there is total transparency in the working of this Exchange.

Cancellation of Registration

Applicants are required to get their card renewed after every three years in the month in which it is due for renewal. The month in which X-1 card is to be renewed is given on the X-10 card which is given to the applicants at the time of registration. A grace period of two months is also given to the applicant for getting his card renewed. The applicant can get his card renewed either in person or by post. Applicants who fail to get their cards renewed during the stipulated time, their index cards are removed from the Live Register.

The Index card of an applicant (i) who was called by the Employment Exchange for consideration against vacancies for which he was prima facie suitable and failed to report twice or (ii) who declined consecutively three times offer of submission or (iii) who gives his willingness in writing to be submitted against a vacancy but subsequently either does not report to the employer or refuses the offer of appointment, should be removed from the Live Register unless he gives a cogent reason for his action in reply to the show cause notice.

Vocational Guidance

There is a Vocational Guidance Unit in the Regional Employment Exchange. The Employment Officer (Vocational Guidance) who is Incharge of this Unit provide vocational guidance and employment counseling to the job seekers registered with this Exchange. This guidance is given at the time of registration individually and in groups also. Applicants on request can also get vocational guidance from the Vocational Guidance Officer.

University Employment Information & Guidance Bureau provides vocational guidance and employment counselling to Professional & Executive standard applicants. This Exchange registers professional and executive standard applicants, provide vocational guidance to the applicants visiting this Bureau and also provides information regarding admission in various Universities/Institutes to the job seekers.

Collection of Employment Market Information

The Regional Employment Exchange also collects information regarding employment from the establishments in the organized sector under the provisions of Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959 from all establishments in the public sector and those employing 25 or more persons in the private sector. This information is also collected from the employers in the private sector employing 10 to 24 persons on voluntary basis. The format on which this data is collected (ER-1) is given in Annexure-III. This report is to be sent on quarterly basis for the quarter ending March, June, September and December within 30 days of the expiry of each quarter.

Similarly occupational data is also collected on biennial basis from the public and private sector employers in alternate years in form ER-II, given in Annexure-IV. The employers who fail to send the requisite information in the prescribed proforma can be penalized under Section 7(2) of the said Act.

Information so collected in these proformas is tabulated and consolidated report is sent to the Director General of Employment and Training, Government of India, New Delhi where it is used for planning and other purposes.

Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped Applicants

The Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has set up a Special Employment Exchange for the Physically Handicapped applicants in the Regional Employment exchange under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme. The main functions of this Special Employment Exchange are :-

  • To register the Physically Handicapped applicants after getting them physically examined from the Medical Board.
  • To submit the Physically Handicapped applicants both against reserved and unreserved vacancies;
  • To guide and motivate the Physically Handicapped applicants to join various training courses
  • To motivate them to adopt self employment and send their application forms to the loaning agencies for the grant of loan;
  • To check the roster registers being maintained by the employers to see whether 3% reservation in jobs is being given to the Physically Handicapped applicants. .

    NATIONAL CAREER SERVICE(NCS) : www.ncs.gov.in

  • A National ICT based portal is developed primarily to connect the opportunities with the aspirations of youth. This portal facilitates registration of job seekers, job providers, skill providers, career counsellors, etc.
  • The portal provides job matching services in a highly transparent and user friendly manner. These facilities along with career counselling content will be delivered by the portal through multiple channels like career centers, mobile devices, CSCs, etc.
  • The project would be capable of meeting the varied demands and requirements of the youth for information on education, employment and training and will be supported by a multi lingual call center.
  • The portal will also make available information on local service providers available to house hold and other consumers for services like driving, plumbing, carpentry, etc