District Employment Exchange

Union Territory of Lakshadweep

The Department

Major Activities

Administrative Set up

Vocational Guidance

Registration Form

Live Register

Dr. B.R Ambedkar ITI

Future Plans

Text Box: History of the Employment Exchange

Lakshadweep the smallest Union Territory of the Indian Union is having only 32 Sq kms with a population of 60595 as per the 2001 census is one of the highest thickly populated. More than 10,000 people are unemployed here as per the records available in the Live Register of the Employment Exchange.  Most of them are educated. The smallness and geographical isolation of the islands prevents the starting of major public / private undertakings here as is shortage of   inputs also.  Hence most of the unemployed look for white-collar jobs under the administration.  The District Employment was started on 23.04.1969 headed by an Assistant Employment Officer with a nucleus clerical staff. 

As strength of the registrants increased the post of Assistant Employment officer was upgraded to District Employment   Officer assisted by two Junior Employment Officers, one Statistical Assistant, and a few clerical staff. As the chance to accommodate all the unemployed    in the island itself is bleak, focus is given in encouraging them to compete for jobs outside the territory.
With   this   intention the following programs are implemented here:

1.	Financial Assistance to trainees under the apprenticeship program.

2.	Imparting Type Writing skills (Now under Village/Dweep Panchayat)

3.	Incentive aids to local ST candidates for attending test/interview at mainland /island (Now under village /Dweep Panchayat).

4.	Pre-recruitment training to the local ST candidates. (Now under District Panchayat).

5.	Running of Industrial training Institute.