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75% Of Private Sector Jobs Are Now Reserved For Locals In Andhra Pradesh

On Monday, six key Bills were introduced in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. The Andhra Assembly passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates In Industries/Factories Act of 2019 on Monday, which reserves 75% of all private jobs for the locals. The job categories include all kinds of industrial units, factories, joint ventures as well as projects that are in public-private partnership mode.

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Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy said his government, for the first time in the history of the Telugu state, had provided over a lakh permanent jobs to the locals. During his state-wide Prajasankalp Padyatra before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the YSRCP chief had promised to create jobs for locals. “The proposed Bill will ensure employment to 75 percent of the local candidates in industries/factories, joint ventures and projects have taken up under the PPP model,” a government notification said.

Andhra Pradesh has become the first state to reserve jobs for the locals in all of the private sector industries. More states of India have been pondering over bringing in similar acts to their State Assembly for implementation with states like MP, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. But, not much progress towards it has been registered. Nevertheless, MP has stated to reserve 70% jobs for locals earlier this month.

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As per the new act, if locals with the desired skills are not available, the companies will have to train people in association with the state government and hire them. Companies have to comply with this Act within the next 3 years and have to provide quarterly reports about the appointments of locals.

The bill mandating 50% reservation for women in nominated posts will include all positions in corporations, agencies, bodies, boards, societies, and committees functioning under the administrative departments of the state government.

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The base needed to offer skill training could be a tough hurdle for the authorities. But with the cooperation of private sector industries in the course of their compliance with the act, this move could reduce unemployment significantly.

Reservation – “Affirmative Action Against Social Discrimination”. We hope this move of taken by AP government is betterment for state and nation!

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Written by Ashutosh Kumar

He studied software engineering but wanted to be a writer since born. So, he followed his passion and ended up being a reporter for PoopBite. He has a very deep-seated interest in all current affairs topics whatsoever. He is also a passionate photographer.

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