Following the MoU signed with Uber in February 2016, the Ministry of Labour and Employment on Friday, 11 March 2016, announced the official launch of the “Start Your Own business” page on the National Career Services Portal.
Gracing his presence at the event, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Shri Shankar Agarwal, said “Participation from the industry is essential to create a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities for the unemployed youth of the country. This initiative aims to make it more convenient for an individual to start his own business. We welcome companies like Uber, who are revolutionizing the way traditional employment works, by offering flexible and high earning opportunities on its platform. We look forward to make this a vibrant platform for entrepreneurs to share their success stories and motivate others in joining the entrepreneurial endeavours”
The National Career Services Portal (www.ncs.gov.in) was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister last year, with the vision to provide a nationwide platform that wouldfacilitate the jobseekers and employers to come together on this platform through dynamic, efficient and responsive job matching. Towards the aim of encouraging a nation of job creators in addition to job seekers, the newly launched section on NCS provides helpful material and links for budding entrepreneurs.
Uber was introduced asoneof the first entrepreneurship partnerson the page since it has already presented over 250,000 entrepreneurial opportunities for aspiring cab drivers in India. Youth in the country can now log onto the NCS portal and sign up to become a driver partner on the Uber platform. Uber will also facilitate such partners in getting financial loans to purchase vehicles and start their business.
The announcement was made at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi on 11 March, in presence of Shri Pravin Srivastava DDG (Employment) from the Ministry, Shri.Thuan Pham, Chief Technology Officer, Uber Technologies and representatives from over 50 India based startups. This was followed by a live mentorship session for the startups on tackling the challenges faced by new entrepreneurs in building and launching product and organizing its technical workforce.
Shri. Thuan Pham said, “We are excited by the progressive move of the Ministry to embrace such collaborations to boost India’s economy and offer a variety of new work and flexible opportunities that go beyond traditional employment.”