Kejriwal Government floats tender for developing the Rojgar Bazaar 2.0 portal; will be the first of its kind ‘job matching’ digital platform in India

After launching the Rojgaar Bazaar portal last year that became a lifeline for lakhs of youths looking for jobs and small businesses looking for skilled workers in Delhi, the Kejriwal government is all set to create the Rojgar Bazaar 2.0 portal that will be the first of its kind digital job matching platform for entry-level jobs in India. Tenders regarding the same were floated by the Employment Department of the Delhi Government on October 14th. Building on the successes of Rojgar Bazaar 1.0 portal, the new portal will provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) based job matching services, as well as, end-to-end employment related services to the youth of Delhi on a single platform.

*Rojgaar Bazaar 1.0 was immensely successful but we won’t stop just as yet, will bolster our services with a never seen before portal: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy CM and Employment Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Rojgar Bazaar 1.0 portal was launched in August 2020 by CM Arvind Kejriwal at the peak of COVID-19 pandemic and turned out to be a lifeline for the unemployed youth as well as small businesses of Delhi. Over 14 lakh job-seekers and 10 lakh jobs have already been advertised on the current Rojgar Bazaar portal and no other job matching platform by any state government in India has been so successful. But we don’t want to stop here. The new Rojgar Bazaar 2.0 portal will bring all the services related to skill training, career guidance and job matching on a first-of-its kind digital platform in India.”

*Features of national and international job portals to be inculcated into Rojgaar Bazaar 2.0

Based on the experiences of Rojgar Bazaar 1.0 portal and to drive employment linkages across Delhi, the Delhi government had decided to upgrade the current Rojgaar Bazaar portal to bring in best-in-class practices from national and international job portals. Rojgaar Bazaar 2.0 would be a first of its kind innovative platform launched by any state government to provide all employment related services seamlessly to its citizens. In addition to AI based smart-matching and employer verification for job-matching, the platform will also provide a range of other critical services. This will range from skilling, career guidance, skill credentialing and automated analytics services, all of which will help in enhancing the job seekers’ ability to gain meaningful livelihoods. While services such as skilling and career guidance will help the job seeker to pursue an aspirational career, a strong analytics platform will provide the Government with rich insights to frame policies and drive on ground positive impact. 

*Benefits will be extended further to the unorganised workers

As a substantial number of unorganised workers cannot access the digital platform, the Delhi Government will also institutionalise physical centres to increase access to Rozgar Bazaar platform and drive synergy with other ongoing social sector programs.

(EW correspondent)