Karmo Bhumi was launched as State Skill Registry for IT/ITeS professionals on 9th June 2020 by the Honorable Chief Minister, Govt. of West Bengal as a platform for capturing the skills of IT/ITeS professionals of provide opportunities for skill assessment and upskilling of Job Seekers through certification courses and facilitate them in connecting them with potential employers.
To take the Karmo Bhumi initiative forward, DoIT&E has conceptualized a number of far-reaching steps to be carried out in an integrated manner for enhancing employability of the registered skilled-resources and attracting corporate houses owing to depth and versatility of knowledge available with Karmobhumi in the fields of emerging technology. In order to ensure credibility of the skills claimed by the professionals, DoIT&E, in consultation with various professional bodies, has planned to implement Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for these professionals, which would assess and certify the skill with competency level (Basic/ Intermediate/ Advanced). Also, there would be appropriate mechanism for facilitating counseling, pre-screening, re-skilling, and up-skilling of the professionals followed by certification, to bolster their employability in the industry.
Besides a huge number of applicants registered and a healthy number of employers from governmental and non-governmental sectors the portal is open for (A) Job-On-Offer: Job requisition placed by employers (company, individual et al.) - small job, odd job, repetitive job, customization job, support job, etc. which when will be exposed to applicants based on skill-profile match and (B) Product/Service-On-Offer: Job, Code, Application repository which will then be exposed to the public for choosing and selecting. This would help in a transparent and expeditated selection of required skills/ applications/ codes, serving the needs of the IT/ITeS industry. A Module facilitating Internship opportunities for freshers and students alike in IT/ITeS domain, is also being added to the portal.
Karmo Bhumi is also planning to provide up-skilling opportunities through "KarmoBhumi Diksha". Through this initiative, applicants of Karmo Bhumi having prior knowledge in a particular field or domain (e.g., advanced excel, python, etc.) would be trained by professionals to upgrade their skills, and subsequently, the trained personnel would be given the opportunity to up-skill more candidates in the particular domain. Moreover Karmo Bhumi will have inter-accessibility with "Employment Bank" and PBSSD vocational training in near future.
Disclaimer: Karmo Bhumi does not guarantee a job, it intends to connect desired skill-set with available skilled resource.