Sources close to Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that the Jharkhand cabinet; on Friday approved an employment policy requiring private sector jobs to be reserved for locals at a salary of Rs 30,000 per month.
The decision comes days after Haryana notified its policy of reserving 75% of jobs; in the private sector for local candidates up to a fixed salary.
CM will announce the new policy in the next week of the assembly session, probably on 17 March. He will be declared in the Legislative Assembly, ”said a top source in the Jharkhand Chief Minister’s Office. Soren had earlier said that the government was considering a reservation policy for the local people.
The unemployment rate in Jharkhand reached a height of 59.2% at the height of the Kovid-19 epidemic in May 2020, which gradually fell to 11.3% in January 2021. In January 2020, the unemployment rate was 10.6%.
Several other proposals have also been approved at Friday’s cabinet meeting. However, ministers and officials remained tight-lipped on the details. The decision on local reservation policy comes after the Chief Minister discussed the draft Jharkhand; Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, 2021 with stakeholders in Delhi. The state government also signed a memorandum of understanding with FICCI on the occasion of the event.
An operational problem in implementing the proposed local reservation policy may lie in identifying its beneficiaries. Questions surrounding the definition of a Jharkhandi led to the resignation of Chief Minister Babulal Marandi in 2002; and subsequent governments avoided touching the issue.
which came to power in 2014, notified a “relaxed domicile policy” in 2016; listing six ways in which one could be considered as domicile of the state. However, Das’s policy was criticized for giving priority to the tribals for whom the state was created.
One minister said: “It was announced to redefine a sub-committee that would be considered as an occupant. A three-member sub-committee-Jharkhandi will be defined on the basis of which a local employment policy will be formulated. ”
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