Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly passed Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local Candidates in Industries/Factories Bill, 2019. This bill reserves 75% jobs for locals in industrial units, factories, joint ventures and projects set up under public-private partnership mode. With this, Andhra Pradesh became the first state to pass law reserve jobs for local youth in private sector. The Bill will now go to Governor for assent, which he may reserve for Presidential assent to come into force.
Key features of Bill
In recent times many states have repeatedly spoken about reserving big chunk of private jobs for locals, but none has implemented it as yet. Madhya Pradesh Government in July 2019 had announced to bring a law to reserve 70% of private sector jobs for locals. The same demand has existed in Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra as well.