Andhra Pradesh Is India’s First State To Reserve 75% Private Sector Jobs For Locals!

Unemployment is the biggest plight of Indian youth, and our government tries to make sure that there’s always an earning member in a family. We often see people migrating to different cities and states. But what AP government has attempted, could be a solution of unemployment on a national scale.

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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With this, Andhra Pradesh has become the first state to reserve jobs for the locals in all of 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. However, MP has stated to reserve 70% jobs for locals earlier this month.

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According to 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 to this Act within the next 3 years and have to provide quarterly reports about the appointments of locals.

The infrastructure 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 to the act, this move could reduce unemployment significantly.

We hope the execution of the act is just as brilliant as its ideation.

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