Dr. P.C. Kapoor, Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment inaugurated Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Portal and SMS Job Alert service of Labour and Employment Department for job fairs, campus interviews and vacancies here today. The GIS system for the Department of Labour and Employment hosted on AGiSAC website has spatial information on administrative structure, infrastructure and employment exchanges.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Kapoor said that with the start of Job Alert SMS Service the Employment Exchanges of the State would intimate the unemployed youth, registered with employment exchanges about the job fairs, campus interviews and vacancies. He said that the Job Alert SMS service would prove to be time, money and labour saving initiative. He urged the youth to register their mobile numbers with their respective employment exchanges so that they could get benefit of this service.

Principal Secretary said that Alert SMS service was being started from Kangra district for the Job Fair to be held at Sports Stadium Dharamshala on 20th June, 2012 which would be inaugurated by Industry Minister Kishan Kapoor. He said that in order to help the unemployed youth of the State to get jobs in private sector such job fairs were being organised in different parts of the State from time to time.

He said that more than 32 private sector employers from the industrial areas of Baddi, Barotiwala, Nalagarh, Parwanoo, Una, Paonta Sahib and Chandigarh would take job seekers for their organization from the job fair.

During a period of nine months of its coming into existence Aryabhata Geo-Informatics and Space Application Centre (AGiSAC) has developed web based Geospatial Information Systems/Decision support systems for 18 departments.

Mohan Chauhan, Labour Commissioner-cum- Director, Labour Employment, Dr. Hemant Gupta, Joint Member Secretary, State Council for Science Technology and Environment and other senior officers were present on the occasion.