Andhra Pradesh passes law to reserve 75% jobs for locals in industries

State to penalise firms for non-compliance; penalties to be prescribed when rules are framed

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In a sweeping decision, the Andhra Pradesh government has made it mandatory for existing and upcoming industries in the state to reserve 75 per cent jobs for locals. This hass been done through the passage of a new law called the Andhra Pradesh Employment of Local candidates in the Industries/Factories Bill, 2019. Passed by the state legislative assembly on Wednesday, the five-page bill asks existing industries to ensure 75 per cent employment to the local candidates within three years from the date of commencement of this Act. The government said it had to bring a special ...