An official statement released on Monday, Nov 17 said, "Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had been following up the issue for a long time. The Industries, Energy and Labour department took a decision for setting aside 80 percent jobs to the locals. The statement also says that anyone who has been residing for over 15 years in Maharashtra would be considered as a 'local'.
A committee will be set-up at state level and district level to ensure implementation of the decision. The panel would meet at least three times a year and would review status of the decision. It would also suggest measures to provide maximum jobs to locals.
Sources say that a procedure has been fixed to enure that the officer making the recruitment should know Marathi language. The decision provides for reservation of 50 per cent in supervisory category.