The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on Tuesday roped in private online service aggregator UrbanClap to generate jobs with a minimum assured monthly wages for the urban poor skilled under a national livelihood mission.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry and UrbanClap in the presence of Minister in charge Hardeep Singh Puri.
According to an official release, the UrbanClap will bring together demand for domestic services and the urban poor skilled under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) in Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, and Ahmedabad.
UrbanClap assured a minimum monthly earning of Rs 15,000 for plumbers, electricians, and carpenters and Rs 25,000 for appliance repair technicians, beauty therapists, and spa therapists.
The MoU will lead to enhancing employment opportunities for those skilled in high-demand services under DAY-NULM, Puri said.
At present over 35 per cent of those skilled under DAY-NULM have found employment, the release said.
“Under the MoU, the Ministry will share details of those imparted skill training under DAY-NULM with UrbanClap. During 2016-17, as many as 4,01,654 persons were given skill training while 1,39,970 have so far been skilled during this financial year,” the release added.