Name of the Organization : Ministry of Labour & Human Resources
Type of Facility : e-Registration For Direct Employment Scheme
Country : Bhutan
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MOLHR e-Registration For Direct Employment Scheme
The Direct Employment Scheme (DES) is a strategic response under Guaranteed Employment Program (GEP) to address unemployment and is specifically designed to engage unemployed youth with class 10 pass and above who are willing to take up the scheme with the following objectives to:
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** Support guaranteed employment to youth through various modes of engagement and training programs for a maximum period of two years;
** Provide skill training in those critical areas/sectors that are in high demand in the labour market;
** Create a pool of skilled and semi-skilled human resources in the country;
** Promote and inculcate dignity of labour; and
** Address shortage of human resources in the country.
All areas of engagement and training with partner agencies must ultimately guarantee permanent employment.
Areas of engagement/training:
Though the DES in general will focus in the following broad economic sectors and areas of engagement, the Cabinet Sub-Committee will from time to time also approve other areas of engagement. However, the type and specific area of engagement will be identified based on the dynamic of labour market requirement and in close consultation with partner agencies. The GEP will target to provide support to 5000 youth for guarantee employment during the 11th FYP.
Funding support to Participants will be based on the nature of occupation and level of qualification of Participants under the Direct Employment Scheme. The MoLHR will pay a minimum monthly allowance as specified in the guideline to Participants who are attached under the DES and the employer will be required to top up an amount specified in the GEP guideline (standard of monthly allowance by qualification) but not less than the National Minimum Wage ( Nu.3750/ per month) to make the program attractive.
The Payment of MoLHR`s portion of monthly allowance will be directly deposited into the individual’s saving account by the AFD, MoLHR for the specified duration upon signing the employment agreement. The employer shall ensure the payment of their portion of the monthly allowance to the Participants of DES within the first week of every mont
The implementation of DES will follow employment based approach. The DES shall beimplemented in collaboration with potential Employers for the maximum period of two years.
The duration of the program will be based on the nature of occupations. For instance, the Participants will be attached for a year in case the nature of occupation is of desk job and if the occupation is manual/field, the participants will be attached for two years. Categories of occupations for attachment for two or one year will be based on the nature of work (field or desk job) referring Career and Occupation Dictionary (what is the working environment). However for any new occupations (not included in aforementioned dictionary) will refer InternationalStandard Classification of Occupations.