The Goa state government is planning to reserve
80% jobs in industrial units receiving State government subsidies for people of
Recently, the Andhra Pradesh state government passed
the AP Employment of Local Candidates in Industries and Factories Bill, 2019
making Andhra Pradesh the first state in India to reserve jobs for locals.
The law seeks to reserve 75% jobs for locals in
all private industrial units and factories, irrespective of whether or not
these companies get financial or other help from the government.
The law states that if locals with the necessary
skills are not available, then the companies would have to train them in
association with the state government and then hire them. Experts have said
that with this, companies will not be able to hide behind the excuse of not
finding skilled labour.
The act also says that only those units that are
listed in the first schedule of the Factories Act will be exempted from the act
after the government looks into each application and takes a call. These are
mostly hazardous industries like petroleum, pharmaceuticals, coal, fertilisers
and cement, among others.