Send Hi To Get A Job
The artificial chatbot has been launched by the Department of Science and Technology on Wednesday.
The DST Instruction Forecasting and Evaluation Council has created a portal called Shramik Shaktimanch. Which will connect labor, small and medium enterprises with WhatsApp.
According to Pradeep Srivastava, executive director of TIFAC, Saksham originated during the Kovid-19 epidemic. Millions of jobless migrant workers across India were forced to return home when the lockdown took place. The migrant laborers walked thousands of km with their families. Including children and the elderly. This phenomenon is one of the defining aspects of the Indian epidemic experience.
In the lockdown the entire migrant laborers were forced to return to their original location. Srivastava said during the launch of the portal at the India International Center in New Delhi that some of them had even lost their jobs.
This portal includes geospatial maps of MSMEs across India. Using data on job availability and required skills, the portal will match workers with potential employment opportunities in their fields. This is available on 7208635370.
Once a worker sent a message on a WhatsApp chatbot, questions would be asked asking for information about this person and his work experience. According to the information received, the AI system will give the user a job nearby. This chat will be in Hindi and English language. People who have a feature phone can apply by calling Miss on 022-67380800.
“We have contacted different MSMEs and related associations in India and mentioned them to sign on to this entryway,” Srivastava said. People who are looking for employment will get a lot of benefits through this portal.
The challenge must be faced
The portal is onboard but Srivastava said reaching out to laborers and workers and those people taking advantage of the portal is no less of a challenge. Some data of migrant laborers is available with the Policy Commission and that data is being registered on a portal called Unnati.