The government of Rajasthan is considering a 75% reservation for locals in private sector jobs. The Congress government has decided to hold a meeting with stakeholders on the matter on the 19th of September.
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Companies that receive financial incentives from the government and those established under public-private partnerships will have to comply with the new rule should it be implemented. Such a reservation would require a new law and as per reports, the government has already made up its mind to implement it.
The officers in the sector aren’t too excited about the proposal. There are numerous industries such as Pharma, Automobile and Chemical where workers are recruited at a national level. There is also the possibility that there won’t be enough individuals with the requisite qualifications to fill the entire quota reserved for locals.
Earlier, Andhra Pradesh had become the first state to reserve 75% of its private-sector jobs for local youths. The State Assembly had passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, in July which reserves 75 percent jobs in industrial units, factories, joint ventures and projects set up under public-private partnership mode.