New Delhi: In a first of it kind in India, the Andhra Pradesh Government has decided to reserve 75 per cent private jobs for locals.
The State Assembly has passed a bill in this regard reserving 75 per cent private jobs for locals in all factories, joint ventures, and industries in the state, including those taken up under public-private partnership mode.
Andhra Pradesh has become the first State in the country to reserve private jobs for locals.
The Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, was introduced in the Assembly on Monday.
The Bill does not only apply to all the existing industries and factories in Andhra Pradesh but also those which will be set up after the enactment of the law in the state, media reports stated.
Once the Act comes into force, the existing industries, joint ventures, factories and projects set up under the PPP model will have to recruit 75 per cent locals within three years.
If there is no qualified candidate for the job, the Bill directs industries to give training to the local candidates within three years in partnership with the government and then offer them jobs.