Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday inaugurated the ‘Mahajobs’ portal, for the recruitment of skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled employees that will offer job opportunities to the youths of the state. To register on the portal, the state government has made it mandatory for the youths to produce domicile certificates in order to seek jobs in various industries.
Industries Minister Subhash Desai said that the condition of the domicile certificate has been introduced to ensure that the “sons of the soil” get jobs in the industries. “Having a domicile certificate is one of the conditions put forth to register on the portal. It will ensure the compliance of the existing norm that 80 per cent of the jobs should go to local youths in industries,” he added.
On the ‘Mahajobs’ portal, the employers can post about their employee requirements while job seekers can register themselves with details such as their bio data, skills, experience, mobile number and domicile certificate among others. The employers and job seekers both can see the status of the job application received and the application sent out to the companies, respectively.
After the government relaxed lockdown norms last month, around 65,000 industrial units have started their operations in the state, employing over 15 lakh people. The launch of the portal is part of the ‘Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0’, which is to attract investments in the state and provide job opportunities to local residents.