To address the issue of unemployment in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Save Arunachal Save Indigenous (SASI) has requested the Government of Arunachal Pradesh to enact the Arunachal Pradesh Private Job Reservation Bill. As per SASI, enactment of the Bill will benefit the indigenous youth who are struggling to find employment.
The Bill, if enacted, will reserve positions for local candidates earning Rs 50,000 a month. The rule will be applicable to companies, trusts, societies, partnerships, firms, and even establishments that employ over 10 people /workers.
This is the best way to ensure that local youth stop relying only government jobs and have alternate means of livelihood within their own state.
The enactment of the Bill will also go a long way in preventing educated but jobless youth from getting addicted to drugs. They will get meaningful employment and be in a position to offer financial support to their families. Additionally, it will control immigrants, which, in turn, will bring down drug-related crimes and unionization.
The government, as suggested by SASI, should demand that employers report the number of local youth they have employed, via an online portal. It is SASI’s demand that at least 75 per cent of the workforce in private-sector establishments should comprise locals and that employers should be penalised if they fail to comply.
Recently, it was recommended by Education Minister Taba Tedir that candidates taking exams conducted by the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC) need to produce a Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC) of Arunachal Pradesh. The children or spouse of state government servants with temporary residential certificate (TRC) and/or employment certificate will also be eligible for such exams.