Industries in Orissa to provide 90% local recruitment

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 25 (UNI) In a major policy decision, the Orissa government today decided to make it mandatory for the Industries in the state to recruit 90 per cent of their unskilled and semi- skilled workers from among the local people in a bid to create more employment opportunities .

The decision was taken at the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA) meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.

Orissa Steel and Mines Minister Pradeep Amat told newspersons that the meeting directed the companies to recruit minimum 60 per cent of their skilled workers and 30 per cent of their Supervisor Managerial posts from among the local people and appoint only the senior executives from the open market, based on merit.

The local people included all the project-displaced and affected people.

Mr Amat said the decision would be applicable to all the industries who had signed MoU with the government or were going to sign an MoU to set up plants in the state.

The Minister said a new clause would be included in each of the MoUs to be signed or renewed for the implementation of the decision. In case of MoUs already signed, appropriate amendment would be made to include the new provision, he said.

As per the decision, the companies would submit employment status report to the Collector with a copy to the Department concerned regularly at a prescribed level to assess the situation.

Mr Amat said the Collector would be responsible for implementation of the employment ratios for the local people.


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