75% jobs to be reserved for locals in Jharkhand

Jharkhand now joins states, such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka, that have been trying to implement reservation for locals in employment

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As part of various welfare measures announced for Jharkhand, the chief minister of the state revealed that the state plans to implement a new domicile policy, wherein 75 per cent jobs in the private sector will be reserved for locals.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren also announced the launch of a universal pension scheme under which all the elderly in the state will receive Rs 1,000 every month.

Last year, Haryana had also presented a bill demanding 75 per cent reservation for locals in private jobs that offered a salary of less than Rs 50,000 a month. Candidates seeking benefit will have to mandatorily produce their domicile certificate. The Haryana government sought Presidential approval for the Bill.

Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the other states that require the private industries to reserve jobs for locals.

While Maharashtra reserves 50 per cent supervisory jobs and 80 per cent of the total jobs in private industries for locals, Karnataka reserves 75 per cent of all jobs in the private sector for locals. In Andhra Pradesh too 75 per cent jobs are set aside for loals, while in Madhya Pradesh, 70 per cent jobs are reserved for locals of the state.

In August 2020, the Telangana Cabinet had given its approval to the reservation of jobs for locals in all the new industries emerging in the state. While 80 per cent of semi-skilled jobs were to be set aside for locals, 60 per cent of skilled jobs were also to be reserved.

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