Security concerns may soon make it compulsory for job seekers in the IT sector to register with the National Skill Registry (NSR).
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) want NSR registration to be made compulsory to tackle the global challenge of information security.
The NSR is an online central database of the educational qualifications and skill sets acquired by a person. Workers can update information pertaining to these areas, which would be verified and certified by a third party, independent of Nasscom and the industry. When employees want to shift to another job or another process, they can provide their prospective employers with access to their records online.
For the next campus placement season, it may be mandatory for students to register with the NSR to join an IT firm. The registry was set up in 2006 by Nasscom in association with the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) in Mumbai.
Nasscom may link the NSR database with universities in a year to facilitate background checks of students. This would help IT companies verify the educational qualifications of students and deal with impersonation and forged CVs.
More than 69 companies including IT companies and MNCs have registered with the NSR, in contrast to 1,200 companies registered with Nasscom. X
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