Andhra Pradesh Becomes First State to Reserve 75% Private Jobs for Local Youths

Andhra Pradesh became the first state to reserve jobs for local youth. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019. Industries/Factories Act, 2019 reserves 75% private jobs across all categories in industrial units, factories, joint ventures as well as the project that are in public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

It reserves 75 percent jobs in industrial units, factories, joint ventures and projects set up under public-private partnership mode. The new law states that if a company does not find the necessary skills in locals, then it will need to train them in association with the state government.

Around no company will be able to hide behind the excuse of not finding skilled local laborers. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy agreed to provide quota in local jobs during his ‘padyatra’ in the state. The government announced 1.33 lakh village volunteer jobs for unemployed youth in the state. Several states have put forth the idea of reserving jobs for locals. Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath to planned to reserve 70% jobs for locals.

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