Ministry of HUA ropes in private online service aggregator to promote jobs for urban poor

 

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs roped in a private online service aggregator, UrbanClap, to ensure employment opportunities with minimum assured monthly wages for urban poor skilled under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM). A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between the Ministry and UrbanClap in the presence of Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri.

Under the MoU signed for five years, UrbanClap will bring together demand for domestic services and the urban poor skilled under DAY-NULM in 16 cities viz., Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.

UrbanClap assures 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 three year old UrbanClap has become successful offering follow up customer support through online and insurance against any damage of the skilled service provider is contacted through its app.

Under the MoU, the Ministry of HUA will share details of those imparted skill training under DAY-NULM with UrbanClap. During 2016-17, 4,01,654 were given skill training while 1,39,970 have so far been skilled during the current financial year.