It is just short while back the State government of Delhi has put up an official proposal for 85 Percent reservation in Delhi University for students from Delhi itself.
As a result of the proposal by Delhi Government there was lots of agitation and protests from various students who came to study to National capital Region and it was debated that diversity is the USP of Delhi University and by making such legal laws would discourage aspiring students from other states of India. The main purpose of the proposal was to let students from the city have an extra advantage as they would not have to bear additional cost of moving to other cities if they could get admission in Delhi University.
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However, it came as a big surprise for private job sector reserves jobs for the locals from the city. Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in India that will reserve 75% jobs for locals in all private factories and industrial units. Additionally It does not matter if these private companies receive any financial support from the government or not.
On July 23, 2019 the assembly in Andhra Pradesh passed the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Act, 2019, according to which ‘75% private jobs across all categories in industrial units, factories, joint ventures as well as projects that are in public-private partnership mode.’
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On July 9, 2019 even Madhya Pradesh had announced that the state would bring in a law according to which 70% of the private sector jobs would be reserved for localites. Kamal Nath became the Chief Minister of the state in 2018, and right after he came to power he announced an industry policy that made it mandatory for companies that got any kind of financial support from the government to reserve 70% seats for the locals.
The Chief Minister had said that, “The government will soon make a law to end unemployment in the state and give local youths priority in the private sector.”
He also said, “For many years, unemployed youths were subjected to injustice… On the very next day, I took oath as the Chief Minister I had announced that the youths of Madhya Pradesh would have to be given 70 per cent of the jobs by the private companies which would avail financial and other facilities from the government under the Industry Promotion Policy 2014 (as amended 2018).”
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However, Andhra Pradesh becomes the First State to impose the policy first. The strategic initiative is supposed to be taken to bring down the unemployment in the state. Is it a biased step from the state government, unfair to other citizens from other states all over the country?
Should every Indian State should have some percentage of reservation for the locals?