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National Career Service by Govt. of India: All You Need To Know About

SHIMLA- National Career Service (NCS) is a Mission Mode project under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India. Launched on 20th July 2015, by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, NCS aims at using every possible aspect of technology to bridge the gap between the job-seekers and the employers.

With the tagline, “Right Opportunities, Right Time”, the National Career Service portal  was developed primarily to provide aspiring youth more exposure to opportunities. This portal facilitates registration of job seekers, job providers, skill providers, career counselors, local service providers, govt. departments etc.

NCS portal also offer job matching services in a transparent and user-friendly manner. These facilities along with career counseling content are delivered by the portal through multiple channels like career centers, mobile devices, Common Service Centres (Lok Mitra Kendras) etc.

History of Employment Exchanges in India

Post independence, the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959 required all public and privates enterprises in India to compulsorily notify the vacancies available with them to the nearest Employment Exchange. There are total 982 employment exchanges in India. The Government of India proposes to transform these employment exchanges into career centers. As a mission mode project, initially 103 employment exchanges have been converted into ‘Model Career Centers’ across the country.

Funding & Operation

One of the 31 Mission Mode projects under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) Digital India, the National Career Service project is funded and managed by the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India.

Offered Services 

Job Seeker: A job-seeker can register himself with the NCS portal by providing details about his qualification and work experience. He can also search for relevant jobs listed on the portal as per his preference. Job seekers are authenticated by their AADHAR (UID) number or PAN Card.

Employers: Employers can register themselves on the NCS portal providing their registration details. They can then post available vacancies, search for potential employees, track responses to job postings etc. using the portal. Authenticity of the employers is verified by their LIN (Labour Identification Number), PAN number, TIN number or MCA Ministry of Corporate Affairs registration number.

How To Access the Service?

The National Career Service can be accessed online, by telephone, or face-to-face by job-seekers, employers, counselors & local service providers.NCS PortalWeb Portal: The National Career Service web portal can be accessed at It provides services for the following stakeholders:

Job seekers
Local Service Providers
Career center
Skill Providers
Placement organizations
Government Departments

Telephone: The National Career Service has a dedicated 100-seater toll-free call center which renders its service from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 AM to 8 PM in 8 different languages. The NCS call center can be accessed by calling Toll-Free Helpline: 1800 425 1514

Face-to-face service: Job seekers, employers and local service providers can seek face-to-face guidance and avail services by visiting the nearest Model Career Center run by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Govt. of India.

Career InformationNCS Career Information

Based on an updated version of National Classification of Occupations – 2015, a huge database of career information is made available on the National Career Service portal. Career options have been classified into 53 sectors containing career information of as many as 3000 job roles. The same can be accesses by Clicking Here. The career guidance videos for improving social skills, personal growth and personality development are also available on the portal accessible by Clicking Here.

Start Your Own Business Guide

Another special feature of National Career Service portal is the ‘Start Your Own Business Guide’. To give a boost to Start-Up India initiative of the Government of India, all the relevant information, that an individual requires to start his own business, is available on the portal on the Start Your Own Business page. According to the National Sample Survey 2011-12, of the 47.4 crore workers, around 52% of India’s workforce is self-employed. With better access to finance, technology and open markets, the self-employed workforce has a huge potential for to grow and become entrepreneurs who could provide employment opportunities to others. Aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship, NCS brings to you a collation of material and helpful links to facilitate you on your entrepreneurship journey.

Model Career CentersModel Career Centre Gurgaon

In the initial phase, the Ministry of Labour and Employment has set-up 103 Model Career Centers (erstwhile Employment Exchanges) throughout the country to help the job seekers and employers seek face-to-face assistance from the Center Manager or the Young Professional available at the center.  To access the list of Model Career Centers throughout the country, Click Here. One Young Professional each is appointed at the Model Career Centers by the Ministry of Labour & Employment to ensure the smooth functioning of the center.

What’s Unique about NCS?

  • All the services are provided totally FREE OF COST (unlike etc)
  • Largest ever database with 3crore 11 lakh+ job-seekers and 9 lakh+ employers in India
  • Job-seeker authenticity verified using AADHAR or PAN Number
  • Employer authenticity verified using LIN, TIN, MCA Registration Number
  • Focusing on entire labourforce including 97% from the unorganized sector
  • 12-hour dedicated multi-lingual call center

Candidates are free to bring-up their queries to the recently started Model Career Centre, Shimla functional from Regional Employment Exchange, US Club, Shimla. Candidates can mail their queries at

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