The Andhra Pradesh stands first in the country in rolling out 75 per cent jobs to the locals. This is applied to the industries and factories existing in Andhra Pradesh. A bill was passed in the Assembly enforcing this rule and soon it will become the law in the State.
The decision was the follow up of chief minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s promise to the people during his padayatra as opposition leader. The historic marathon walk for 3,648 km stretched over more than one year, has several historic promises that he had made and all of them seem to be turning out to be reality one after the other. This 75 per cent reservation for the locals is mandatory now in the State for any industry or factory in recruitment. If the industry or factory fails to get the employable candidates, it is the responsibility of the industry and the government to provide skill training.
The new law is significant in terms of assuring employment to the people, particularly the youth who are coming out of the graduation and post-graduation courses in lakhs every year and roaming jobless. Jaganmohan Reddy, during his padayatra had found these youths on the streets who wanted him to show them some jobs. Though there are industries coming up in the state with the incentives offered by the government from time to time, jobs are not given to the local youth. The chief minister had truly understood this problem and wants to provide jobs to the youth.
Skill training comes first on priority in this mission. The AP Skill Development Corporation is now expected to play key role in training people locally to suit to the industry needs. The corporation has to convert the people and make them industry-fit to fulfil this highest aspiration of the people, who have been looking forward to the government to provide jobs.
It is to be seen how this government would make this new law a reality and win the hearts of the people.