Government to make it mandatory for companies to inform Employment Exchange about vacancies
PANJIM: The participation of Goan firms in the trade fair at Sawantwadi has upset the State government with the Department of Labour & Employment issuing show cause notices to 22 companies demanding a reply within one week.
Companies like Cipla Limited, Blue Cross Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd, Zuari Engineering Services, Bosch Ltd, Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd, Deltingroups, Casinos and Hotels; DNA-GOA, Pai Kane Group, Alcon Victor Group, Shriram Transport Finance, Magsons Group, and others had taken part in a private job fair hosted by a consultant in Sawantwadi, last week.
A visibly upset Labour Minister Rohan Khaunte, on Monday, said, “It is the moral duty to find out how many Goans are available for jobs in various sectors. These companies took part in the job fair (allegedly) without considering if Goans are available to fit the vacancies in their departments. We have thus issued show cause notice to reply to us within seven days.”
Khaunte said the government will soon issue a notification making it mandatory to all companies/firms to inform the Employment Exchange (Goa) about vacancies in their respective agencies and recruitments. “These companies will have to give priority to Goans and if locals are not eligible, they should inform us why they do not fit the posts. We have to ensure that the employment scheme is in place so that our Goans do not face injustice,” he said, terming the move is in line with Karnataka’s model on jobs in which the sons of the soil are given priority.
“We are making every effort to make Goa a preferable destination for knowledge based and environmental friendly. The jobs will be Aadhaar seeded,” he added.
The State has also decided to hold a couple of job fairs in the mining belt and a separate job fair in Bardez taluka.