government”s “jobs-for-locals” push saying the state has
talent with required skills and the business has a
responsibility to be a good citizen in every place they go to.
According to the new industrial policy approved on
Thursday by the government, “all new industrial projects shall
create maximum possible direct employment opportunities with a
minimum employment of 70 per cent to Kannadigas on an overall
basis and 100 per cent in case of Group D employees.”
Welcoming the government decision to give preference to
local youth, Chairman of FICCI, Karnataka State Council, K
Ullas Kamath said the State has abundant talent with required
“Karnataka has the best of education institutions and
also skill development ITIs. Local youth needs encouragement
in their own State. This can be achieved over a period of
time,” Kamath told PTI.
The government, he said, has to focus on imparting skill
post education so that they can get into industry after
completing the training.
“Here, public-private partnership with industry will be
Terming it as a “good policy,” information technology
industry veteran T V Mohandas Pai said in every State
industries should create maximum employment for locals.
“This practice of getting cheaper contract labour from
outside for Group D jobs should stop,” Pai, a former Chief
Financial Officer of IT major Infosys Ltd, said.
“However, for highly skilled jobs, there should be no
such restriction as it will impede efficiency with the caveat
that jobs are given on a fair and equal opportunity basis for
Business has a responsibility to be a good citizen in
every place they go to!,” he added. PTI RS
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