The employment service, Manipur came into existence in 1957 and has been working with its Directorate of employment as controlling body tending upon administration, establishment and financial supervision under which there are 9 District Employment Exchanges, 5 Town Employment Exchanges and 1(One) Employment information and Assistance Bureau. Further, there are other units: University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, Canchipur, Special Employment Exchange for Physically Handicapped Persons, Imphal, Vocational Guidance and Career Study Unit, Imphal and Self Employment Promotion Cell, Imphal, which are under the direct control of Directorate of Employment.
At the state level, the department is headed by the Minister-in-Charge as the Public Representative and managed by The Commissioner (Labour) as the executive head. The Commissioner (Labour) is in overall charge of formulation of policies, supervision, control and issue of directions, Enforcement of Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959.
Fig: Organizational Structure of Employment Services, Manipur.
DEO – District Employment Officer
SEO – State Employment Officer
SVGO- State Vocational Guidance Officer
AEO – Assistant Employment Officer
JEO – Junior Employment Officer
SI – Sub-Inspector
TA – Technical Assistant
RA – Research Assistant
UDC – Upper Division Clerk
HC – Head Clerk
LDC – Lower Division Clerk
Organization and Structure of Employment Service
Directorate of Employment Exchange, Manipur
The State Directorate functions as a manpower organization and planning agency for the State. Further it provides leadership, guidance and expertise in technical fields. The Directorate of Employment is the main executing arm of the department in the state. The Employment Service, Manipur play a significant role in assisting the youth in finding employment in paid jobs. They also assist them in starting Self-Employment Ventures through Vocational Guidance activities. Registering the applications of job-seekers and notifying them about vacancies, collection and dissemination of Employment Market Information, Vocational Guidance to students and the youth are the major functions of Employment Exchanges.
State Employment Exchange (S.E.E.), Manipur
There is a State Employment Exchange at the headquarters. It deals with applicants of professional and executive standard, vacancy and Labour clearing at the State level, research and job development for the physically handicapped, Ex-servicemen, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants.
District Employment Exchanges (D.E.E.)
The district constitute the basic unit for implementing and coordinating all programs of employment assistance, career advice, employment market information and surveys and studies in the district. The District Employment Officer is responsible for inspection and enforcement of the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959. He is also responsible for the efficient functioning of the Town Employment Exchanges and Rural Employment Bureaus in the district. The DEO is the decision making authority with regard to the channels of supervision and accountability at district level by following the National Employment Service manual and as per the instructions, guidance and orders of the Directorate of Employment and Training, Manipur.
Rural Employment Bureau (R.E.B.)
The lowest formation of the Employment Service is the Rural Employment Bureau (known as Employment Information and Assistance Bureau). These Bureaus are set up in areas where there is a concentration of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe population and where rural works programme and other employment oriented projects are under implementation.
University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau (UEI&GB)
There is a University Employment In formation and Guidance Bureau in Manipur University.
The offices existing under the Directorate of Employment Exchanges, Manipur are
1.District Employment Exchange, Imphal West
2. District Employment Exchange, Imphal East
3. District Employment Exchange, Senapati
4. District Employment Exchange, Chandel
5. District Employment Exchange, Ukhrul
6. District Employment Exchange, Churachandpur
7. District Employment Exchange, Tamenglong
8. District Employment Exchange, Bishnupur
9. District Employment Exchange, Thoubal
10. Town Employment Exchange, Kangpokpi
11. Town Employment Exchange, Jiribam
12. University Employment Information & Guidance Bureau, Canchipur
13. Special Employment Exchange for Handicapped Persons, DEE Complex, Lamphelpat
14. Town Employment Exchange, Moreh
15. Town Employment Exchange, Sugnu
16. Town Employment Exchange, Tamei
17. Town Employment Exchange, Saikul
18. State Vocational Guidance and Career Study Unit, DEE Complex, Lamphelpat
19. Self Employment Promotion Cell, DEE Complex, Lamphelpat
Organization Structure of the Employment Services at District