Andhra Pradesh reserves 75% private jobs for locals through a legislature

Andhra Pradesh reserves 75% private jobs for locals through a legislature

Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in the country to reserve 75 percent of jobs in private factories, joint ventures, industries, public-private partnerships, etc, for locals.

The Andhra Pradesh assembly on Tuesday passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, under which private jobs across the state market will be reserved for local Andhra people.

The state Assembly passed the Bill after holding a debate on it on Monday. The bill is said to be one of the main Bills out of the six introduced in the House during the ongoing Budget Session. An election promise of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), the decision has been received very well within the state as it is expected to check the migration of youth in search of jobs.

The state is also going for 50 percent of jobs for economically weaker sections in government jobs, trusts, and agricultural markets. Besides Andhra Pradesh govt has also moved a Bill to secure 50 percent reservation for women in government services and contracts.

The state cabinet has approved these draft Bills which would easily be passed by the state Assembly where the YSRCP has a majority.  For highly skilled sectors there will be some exception where the local talent doesn’t have the required skill.

During his statewide Prajasankalp Padyatra before the 2019 state Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Jaggan Mohan Reddy had promised to create jobs for locals.

“The proposed Bill will ensure employment to 75 per cent of the local candidates in industries/factories, joint ventures and projects taken up under the PPP mode,” a government notification said.