UrbanClap will create micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for pmKVY 2.0 certified candidates and train 30,000 new partners next year. This will be done through short-term qualification and training programs. According to an official press release, UrbanClap will meet the demand for domestic services and the city`s poor under Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) in Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Bengal. Abhiraj Singh Bhal, co-founder of UrbanClap, said: “Our collaboration with the NSDC will boost this mission and improve our skills in skateboarding and training new service partners.” As part of the agreement, NSDC UrbanClap will help to become a 100% Skill India certified organization under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana`s (PMKVY) RPL component. Under this program, UrbanClap partner for INR 1 Lac has insurance coverage for contingencies such as death and disability. In addition, there is a loan coverage of 50,000 INR and child-rearing coverage of 60,000 INR for the family of partners in case of death or total disability. Complaints can be made on Acko`s website or via Acko`s call number. In a speech on the partnership, Manish Kumar, MD and CEO, NSDC, said the demand for professional services would increase if cities became smarter. “This is a great opportunity for professionals at all levels,” he said.
Kulin Shah, vice president of partnerships at Acko, said: “At Acko, we develop innovative products to ensure that it`s easy for consumers to insure in different aspects of their daily lives. This partnership with UrbanClap, India`s largest home service platform, is an seamless integration of two customer-focused brands that focus on the best user experience. With this partnership, Acko is advancing its programming and easy calling processes for UrbanClap professionals. Bahl also informed that the start-up has about 20,000 service partners and has about 25K – 30K services in one day. In addition to its own training program, the company also collaborates with public bodies such as the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC). The startup has also reached an agreement with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to collaborate in the mobilization, training and certification of service professionals throughout India. Bahl also said that the partnership with UrbanClab had doubled the income of service professionals. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on Tuesday asked private online aggregator UrbanClap to create jobs with guaranteed minimum monthly wages for the city`s working poor under a national subsistence system. “Platforms like UrbanClap are a great example of an e-marketplace that can help you live for a long time. Our partnership with UrbanClap will provide new opportunities for our young people, and I am sure this will benefit candidates and the industry as a whole,” he added. Varun Khaitan, co-founder of UrbanClap, said: “Our partners are the backbone of UrbanClap and we are constantly looking for ways to add value to their lives.
We are pleased to work with Acko to offer this insurance coverage to our top-performing partners in the first place, as they are committed to providing users with the most cost-effective insurance product, while ensuring ease of use and a seamless experience. This is UrbanClap`s first initiative and an excellent tool to reward and retain our partners. UrbanClap has a robust community of more than 50,000 service professionals who get by every day and use the platform. This is UrbanClap`s first initiative that provides benefits such as insurance coverage for the best selected partners.