Mumbai: Maharashtra Industries Minister
Rajendra Darda today claimed that 89 per cent of local people
have got priority in jobs in the state.
"A survey conducted in small, medium and large scale
industries shows that 89 per cent of the local people have got
jobs," Darda informed the Legislative Council today replying
to a question about priority to `sons-of-the-soils` in jobs.
The House witnessed noisy scene on the issue with the
Opposition members staging a walk out.
Elaborating on the definition of locals, Darda said the
person should have a domicile of 15 years in the state and
should know Marathi.
Darda also read out a report submitted by a study group
appointed to ensure locals get priority in jobs.
As per the report, education system should be employment-
oriented, knowledge of Marathi is required, 80 per cent
recruitment of locals is necessary, and giving priority to
locals as security guards in housing societies and banks is
recommended, he said.
Also, website of Employment and Self-Employment
Department should be updated regularly, compulsory declaration
of vacant posts and strengthening the Employment and
Self-Employment Department is essential, the report said.
The report has been sent to all Government departments
for suggestions and objections, the minister said.