Employment Bank is primarily a State-owned job-portal and is a unique e-governance initiative of the Labour Department, Government of West Bengal to widen the window of job-opportunity for the job-seekers of the State. The portal provides an interactive platform among three key parties namely the Job-seekers, the Job-Providers and the Education & Training providing Institutions. It provides online modules specially designed to cater the need of the Job-Providers throughout the country.
Job-seekers can enrol online. A temporary enrolment ID will be created. The job-seeker is then required to visit any Employment Exchange of the State for validation of the temporary ID. On validation User-ID and password are sent to the job-seekers through system-generated sms.
Any Employer or Placement Agencies throughout the country can enrol in Employment Bank. Such Enrolment process is totally online.
Any training providing institution of the State [affiliated by any Government Department/ Organization /University etc] can also enrol in Employment Bank. Their enrolment process is also online.
After enrolment, the Employers and Placement Agencies can search the resumes of enrolled job-seekers and generate list as per their requirement. They can post job-related advertisements too which gets published in the portal.
‘Yuvasree’ (earlier named as “Yuva Utsaha Prakalpa”) was launched on 03-10-2013 for providing financial assistance of Rs.1,500/- per month to first one lakh jobseekers enrolled in Employment Bank to enable them to enhance their employability by undergoing some education or training within the period of assistance.
He/She must be unemployed and a resident of West Bengal.
He/She should be enrolled with the Employment Bank as ‘job seeker’.
His /Her Educational Qualification should be Class VIII pass and above.
Should be between 18-45 years of age on the 1st day of April of the year in which he/she is considered under the scheme.
He/ She has not availed financial assistance /loan under any state/central government sponsored Self-Employment scheme.
Only one member of a family is eligible to receive assistance under the scheme.
The beneficiaries are required to submit a self-declaration (Annexure-III) in every six months, so as to ascertain whether the recipient is utilizing the financial assistance for the right cause and undergoing some training course/s to upgrade his/her skill and whether the beneficiary still conforms to the eligibility criteria to receive unemployment assistance under the scheme.