Jammu: Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has passed a unanimous resolution seeking 50 percent reservation in private sector jobs for locals and domiciles of Jammu and Kashmir.
In its general house meeting held on December 11 a resolution in this regard was passed with support of all the members present in the meeting.
The resolution seeking 50 percent job was presented in the house by Narotam Sharma, BJP Councilor of JMC ward no 3 representing old heritage Jammu city.
The resolution presented by the Councilor Narotam Sharma reads as “As we all members of this house would agree that today besides other major issues, the main problem that we all members of JMC come across being elected representatives of the people is unemployment.”
It added that “We all also would agree that with rising population and limited resources it is not possible for any government to provide government jobs to everyone but yes it is admitted that it is the responsibility of the government to provide employment to its people.”
As on date, the Corporator said, several industrial units including public private partnership firms are working in Jammu and Kashmir, these industrial units have been provided land and other benefits in the form of subsidies.
He said the contracts’ works of developments worth crores of rupees have been allotted to different business establishments out of which many belong to other parts of the country and even some Multi National Companies.
The resolution further states that these MNCs not only bring skilled and trained people along with them but they also do not provide job opportunities to locals of the area.
Citing the example of other states wherein such laws have made wherein the Industrial units and MNCs have been made bound to recruit minimum 50 percent reservation of local youth, the JMC councilor demanded the reservation for Local youth and domiciles of J&K in Smart City projects, IIT, IIM, AIIMS and other projects initiated by Central Government for UT J&K.
The resolution has been passed in the house and now it would be further forwarded to the concerned administrative department of Commerce and Industries.