Locals to get jobs in vital projects in JK: Veeri

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Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Public Works, Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that government would ensure that local youth would get jobs on preferential terms in all vital projects being executed in the State. “We have taken up the matter with concerned companies wherein they have been directed to give priority to the local skilled as well as unskilled youth,” Veeri informed the House while replying to a question by Mr Devinder Singh Raina.
He said that the government has issued a number of orders wherein norms have been fixed for employment of locals by the Industries in the State. He said that the cumulative share of local employees shall be minimum of 55 per cent of the total employees in a unit. The Minister informed the House that in all 134527 local skilled and unskilled youth have been engaged by the industrial and infrastructural companies in the State.

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