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Jharkhand News: Jharkhand Assembly approves bill on 75 per cent quota for locals in private sector

Jharkhand News: Jharkhand Assembly approves bill on 75 per cent quota for locals in private sector
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Jharkhand News: Jharkhand Assembly approves bill on 75 per cent quota for locals in private sector

Jharkhand News: Jharkhand Assembly approves bill on 75 per cent quota for locals in private sector

Highlights

  • Jharkhand is the third state in the country to offer reservations in private jobs
  • Jharkhand Assembly passes reservation bill
  • Reservation to locals in jobs up to Rs 40,000

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The Jharkhand Legislative Assembly passed a bill giving reservation to locals in the private sector without discussion. In addition, locals will get 75% reservation in all existing jobs up to Rs 40,000 per month in the private sector. The Jharkhand State Employment Local Candidates Bill, 2021 was originally introduced in the budget session of the Assembly in March. It was then sent to the panel for investigation.

Reservation fixed in private jobs in Jharkhand
The six-member selection committee was chaired by state Labor Minister Satyananda Bhokta. The changes made in the original bill include adding the word private sector in the amended bill, naming local candidates in the Private Sector Bill, 2021 as Jharkhand State Employment. The new reforms raised the pay scale from Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 and also added a new clause, which has brought public sector undertakings under the purview of the Act.

The third state in the country to offer reservations in the private sector
After the enactment of this law, Jharkhand became the third state in the country after Andhra Pradesh and Haryana. Which has passed a law giving reservations in jobs to locals in the private sector. CPI (ML) MLA Binod Singh said, “This is a historic law because people, especially those displaced to set up industries, are often forced to protest and take to the streets for jobs.”

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A bill passed from home will soon become law
The amended bill passed by the House will now be notified as an Act. BJP MLA and former health minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi, who was also a member of the selection committee, said he passed the bill as it was in the interest of the state. The amended bill expanded the oversight committee to implement and resolve grievances. The Deputy Commissioners of each district will now chair a committee of local legislators, and the members of the committees will be officers from the Department of Employment and Labor. Earlier, only deputy commissioners were given the power to settle disputes.

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