Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray launched 'MahaJob' portal on Monday. This portal primarily brings the unemployed youth (sons of soils) and associations that are looking for skilled labour on the same platform. The aim is to provide jobs to the unemployed population and enhance their skills.
However, the state government was criticised for this move as, 'MahaSwayam' a similar job portal already exists under Skill Development Department.
This move by Maharashtra Government shows the lack of coordination between both the political parties NCP and Shiv Sena under Mahavikas Aghadi.
According to sources, there have been several instances similar to this in the past. The communication gap between both stakeholders has been problematic.
In TimesNowNews report, Ram Kadam, BJP leader and MLA from Mumbai, showed his disapproval to Maha Govt, and said, "When there is already one website available, why state government wasted the time, energy and resources to make similar websites for similar work? If they wanted to make some modification on the website, they could have done in the 'MahaSwayam' website. There was no need to make an altogether new website. This shows there is no communication within two ministers and department of tri-party government." Furthermore, he said, Maharashtra Govt is only trying to cheat the public by duplicating the website.
To counter the criticism, Nawab Malik the Skill Development Department Minister informed Mirrors Now that, "There is no lack of communication between two departments of government. People raised questions about getting registered on both website but we are in the process of integrating data so that once you register on 'MahaJob' same data will reflect on 'MahaSwayam' website."