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Jharkhand CM launches dedicated job portal for 75 percent local job reservation 


Employers to register for recruitment, job seekers to register for opportunities

Ranchi, March 17: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday launched a dedicated ‘job portal’, aiming at bringing together a common platform for aspirants and employers.

The portal will seek to provide 75 per cent employment of local candidates in the state’s private sector, he said.

“The portal will help in better monitoring. With this, our effort to ensure 75 per cent of jobs to local people in private firms will get strength,” the chief minister told reporters.

Through the portal, the government will try to provide a platform to the employers and candidates looking for employment, Soren said.

The portal has been created by the Department of Labor Planning, Training and Skill department Jharkhand.

Employers can share information about business, manpower and vacancy on the portal, while job aspirants can post their applications by registering themselves, an official release said.

The employers, who make use of the portal, will have to adhere to the Jharkhand State Employment of Local Candidates in Private Sector Act, 2021.

Significantly,  “Employment of Local Candidates Act 2021 in the Private Sector of Jharkhand State” has been passed by the Government of Jharkhand and this Act is effective from 12 September 2022 in the entire state of Jharkhand. This Act applies to all such establishments which are in the private sector and where 10 or more workforce are working. All such establishments have to register themselves on this portal.

From the date of effect of the Act, if any vacancy is filled by all the establishments to which this Act applies, 75% local candidates will have to be appointed in the appointment of posts up to Rs 40,000 salary.

If the local companies are informed about the shortage of manpower with necessary skills at the local level, then the provision has been made under the Act to make the local youth eligible by training them in relation to the necessary skills. Although there is a provision of punishment under the act, but in order to discharge their social and moral responsibilities towards the state of Jharkhand, local companies and employers are expected to voluntarily comply with the act and provide employment opportunities to local youths/women.

Each employer will register himself on the Jharniyojan portal and within 30 days will enter the details of employees getting salary up to Rs 40,000 in the portal.

Under the aforesaid Act/Rule, the new employer starting each new project, 30 days before the start of the project, the authorized officer (District Planning Officer/Planning Officer of the concerned district declared for the purpose of implementation of this Act/Rule) The requirement of the required number of employees has to be submitted clearly indicating the number of employees covered under the Act along with the required skills.

Under the Act/Rules, arrangements have been made to submit quarterly reports regarding vacancies and employment by each employer.


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