Himachal Pradesh’s Department of Labour and Employment has developed an electronic employment exchange management information system or eEMIS.
This system aims to make the registration process at exchanges paperless, and does away with the need to visit the employment exchanges physically. This is a step in the right direction as part of the ‘Vyavastha Parivartan’ in the employment exchanges of the state.
This online registration facility will be of great benefit to youth from the remote areas who will not have to spend time, effort and money to travel long distances to register themselves at the employment exchanges. They will now just need to upload all the required information, details and documents online and receive a proof of registration in the form of a downloadable token. They can register via the Lok Mitra Kendra too, that is, common service centres.
According to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu this is a welcome change after the 50-year old cumbersome process of registering at the exchanges, where original documents were required to be shown. By leveraging technology, the state has simplified the entire process of registering with the employment exchanges.
The eMIS is fully operational and allows applicants to register for free. As for Lok Mitra Kendras, there are more than 5,000 of them across Himachal Pradesh which are already helping citizens with payment of electricity and water bills, house tax collection, HRTC bus ticket bookings, issurance of land records and printing of e-Aadhaar cards among other facilities.