What is the News?
The Jharkhand Assembly has passed the Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates in the Private Sector Bill, 2021.
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Key Provisions of the bill
Reservation for Local Candidates: The Bill provides for 75% reservation to local residents in private sector jobs with monthly salaries up to Rs 40,000.
Definition of Private Sector: The bill treats shops, establishments, mines, enterprises, industries, companies, societies, trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms and any person employing 10 or more people in the private sector as an entity.
Designated Portal: The Bill says that employers need to register themselves on a designated portal about employees who are receiving a gross monthly salary or wages not more than Rs 40,000 within three months after the Bill is enacted.
Definition of Local Candidate: The Bill defines a local candidate as a person who belongs to Jharkhand and is registered on the designated portal.
Significance of the bill:
Once enacted, Jharkhand will become the third state — after Andhra Pradesh and Haryana — having a law providing for reservation in private sector jobs for local residents.
Source: This post is based on the article “Jharkhand clears Bill for 75% quota for locals in private jobs” published in The Hindu on 8th September 2021.