UP MSMEs Flag Loopholes in Skill Mapping Database of Migrants !!

Lucknow: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in UP have flagged a number of loopholes in the skill mapping database of migrants received from the government, complaining of “improper” data collection characterised by mismatch of skills, workers, and incorrect contact information, which they said posed a challenge for matching labour needs of firms with workers willing to be employed. They also said a lot of migrants who were called were not interested in working in industries.

A centralised list has been given to the MSMEs that will address their issues, principal secretary of MSME department, Navneet Sehgal, told ET.

The Indian Industries Association (IIA), which had signed a memorandum of understanding with the government for providing 3,00,000 jobs to migrants in a year, had written to the MSME department of the state drawing attention to many operational issues. ET has seen a copy of the letter.

Officers said the data provided to them by the District Industries Centre was not proper. They said skills were not mapped correctly and there was a mismatch of skills, with a construction worker, for example, being listed as an electrician. Secondly, since the officers of each district were given a list of migrants only available in that district, it posed the problem of that set of migrants not having the skill required by units in that district.

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