After Haryana, Jharkhand will set up 75% local representation in private employment

Bombay: In an effort to increase local representation in employment, Jharkhand’s cabinet approved an employment policy that requires 75% of private sector jobs up to a salary of Rs 30,000 per month to be reserved for residents local.

According to an article published in the Indian ExpressChief State Minister Hemant Soren is expected to announce the new policy at the next Assembly session.

Haryana state had notified a similar policy of reserving 75% of jobs in the private sector up to a specified salary for local applicants only recently.

Soren’s decision is the result of growing unemployment in the state. According to the economic study, the unemployment rate in Jharkhand peaked at 59.2% around May of last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.

The national daily’s report says that a few days ago the chief minister met with stakeholders in Delhi to discuss a draft policy to promote industry and investments in Jharkhand, 2021.

The question of who qualifies as Jharkhandi has also been raised several times. The implementation of the proposed policy poses several operational problems. The issue led to the resignation of Chief Minister Babulal Marandi in 2002, and successive governments have subsequently refrained from touching on the issue, the report said.

In 2016, then-chief minister Raghubar Das notified a “relaxed domicile policy,” listing six ways a person could be treated as a state domicile. This policy was criticized, however, for not prioritizing the tribals, for whom the state was born.