Ministry of Labour and Employment Current Affairs

First Phase of ESICS Pilot Project of Telemedicine Services inaugurated

The first phase of ESIC (Employees State Insurance Corporation) Pilot Project of Telemedicine Services was launched for providing specialist medical services at a distance to insured workers.

It was launched by the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya in New Delhi.

Key Facts

  • In the first phase, ESIC Model Hospital at Basaidarapur has been connected with three ESIS dispensaries at Katihar (Bihar), Unnao (Uttar Pradesh) and Rudarpur (Uttarakhand).
  • ESIC has been launched as pilot project for telemedicine services at 11 ESI locations in coordination with C-DAC, Mohali.
  • It was launched under the aegis of “Digital Inclusive and Smart Community (DISC)” which is a part of Digital India Programme of Union Government.
  • Under it, three specialized ESIC Hospitals will be connected with eight ESI Dispensaries at remote locations of country where there are no specialized healthcare services available.
  • In second and third phase rest of the two Hospitals and five Dispensaries will be connected for providing specialized health care services at the doorsteps of insured workers.


NCS signs MoUs to enhance quality & reach of employment services

National Career Service (NCS) signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with strategic partners for enhancing quality and reach of employment services through the NCS network.

These MoUs were signed with job portals companies Indeed, First Job, Freshersworld, Merajob and HT Shine etc. to enhance quality and reach of its employment generation services.

Earlier, the NSC had partnered with leading organisations like Uber,, Saral Rozgar, Quikrjobs, Indian Staffing Federation etc for  the same purpose.

What is National Career Service (NCS)?

  • NCS project is being implemented by the Union Ministry of Labour and Employment. It was launched in 2015.
  • It is an ICT based portal developed to provide a wide variety of employment related services to job seekers and youth through technology.
  • NCS portal facilitates registration of job seekers, job providers, skill providers, career counsellors, etc. free of cost.
  • Since its launch, the NCS has grown significantly with over 3.6 crore job seekers, 9 lakh employers. It had mobilised over 1 lakh jobs in the last few months.