Government’s online job portal for senior citizens to be operational on October 1

Called SACRED, the portal will connect job-seeking elderlies, aged 60 and above, with employers who need their services

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In a first of its kind move, the Government of India has come up with an online employment exchange platform to cater to senior citizens seeking job opportunities. This virtual platform launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s (MoSJ&E) is aptly called SACRED, short for Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity. The platform will be operational with effect from October 1, 2021.

The portal will be dedicated to people above 60 who are trying to find employment. All they need to do is, register on the portal giving details of their education, experience, skills and areas of experiences. The platform will offer full-time, part-time, freelance, and pro bono opportunities to senior citizens. It may also include retaining and re-skilling options as well.

The Ministry has clarified that the portal does not guarantee jobs, but only acts as an enabler for employment seekers. It is a platform where employers can post job roles or projects along with specifications.

The inter-ministerial committee had earlier allocated a budget of Rs 70 crores for the SACRED portal. Of this, Rs 10 crores was set aside to set up the exchange portal and the rest for maintenance and marketing.

With the number of senior citizens rising in the country, the platform is aimed to enable various stakeholders to come together to offer work opportunities to the elderly. The Ministry hopes that various industry associations including the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Association of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) will come forward to facilitate increasing employment opportunities for elders.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. CONGRATULATIONS! FOR CREATING SUCH A NOBLE INITIAVE FOR ELDERLY ,ABLE CITIZENS IN INDIA FOR FINDING RE-EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN A DIGNIFIED WAY .IT IS AN UNIQUE PLATFORM INITIATED BY MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT,GOVERNMENT OF INDIA UNDER THE GREAT LEADERSHIP OF SHRI NARENDRA MODI ,OUR BELOVED PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA , FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY. A GREAT ACT OF HUMANITY .A GREAT MOMENT TO JOY.GOD WILLINGS!

  2. In kerala the retirement age is 56 . They have no other choice to to register their name in the portal as the minimum age is fixed for registering name is 60 as per the present order.So Govt may please be reduce the age limit from 60 to 56.So all of us from Kerala can be a part of this portal as Govt of India desires.Hoping a positive action.

  3. Very good idea by the Govt. To help the senior citizens to earn an income by doing job,.It also helps seniors who has no pensios . I request Govt to provis space for selection of an area of work near his residence as preference and directions may be included for working hours also.
    Krishnan Namboodiri

  4. Really very useful initiative so as to get mutual benefit to the experienced healthy and willing seniors and the employer for utilizing their skill, expertise and free time for comparatively lower price

  5. Sounds ok. The kind of anti-citizen moves this Govt. has unleashed over the years and prolonged inflation, lower GDP growth, etc., they needed to show these gimmicks anyways. We can only hope that these schemes prove to be beneficial to the elderly citizens and do not end up remaining some joomlas as always.

  6. Ample of thanks for Extra-Ordinary and Unique decision to enhance the glory of not only the Govt. but also the Senior Citizens themselfs even in their repective family where they are lag behind and repriminded by their offspring. It will definitely accelelate the productivity and profitability of the employer as well as the Govt. of India’s ingenuity plan of action that blossom their glorificationa and spred its fragrance through out in the international arena.

  7. Procedure for registration is not mentioned. Pl let us know so that the Sr citizens can avail the benefit of this noble gesture introduced by the govt.

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