80% reservation for Goans in IT is in itself a job security, says CM
PORVORIM: Bringing to light the sorry state of employment generation on the Floor of the House on Friday, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that lack of job security and low remuneration has forced Goan youth not to go for private jobs even as Government makes 80 per cent job reservation for locals in industrial sector mandatory while granting permissions.
“Reserving 80 per cent of jobs to Goans in various industries in Goa is one of the conditions stipulated in the in-principle approval granted by the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board. However, we cannot force the project proponent if there are no takers for such jobs in the State,” Parrikar said.
“Our youth don’t go for private jobs as there is no job security and low salary. They look for government jobs where there is job security. People who are ready to do hard work even for small pay, will never find problem in getting jobs,” Chief Minister said replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Antonio Fernandes.
Parrikar said that there are lot of jobs available in private sector but the problem is we don’t have skilled workers and even if we have, they don’t want to do hard work. “Under such situation, I cannot stop down the industrial unit, because they have not employed 80 per cent locals,” he said.
“However, we have made it clear that the industries will be eligible for higher incentives if 80 per cent jobs are reserved. The cut off is 60 per cent for incentives. Below 60 per cent, no incentives will be given,” Chief Minister said.
Replying to a question by Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco on whether government will put in place mechanism to ensure job security in private sector, Chief Minister said “80 per cent reservation itself is a job security”.
Taking dig at the Salcete MLAs, Chief Minister said that no applications are received from Salcete taluka for police constable jobs, which we recently advertised. “No catholic candidates apply for such post. No one from Salcete wants such jobs. We have filled police vacancies with people from Sattari, Pernem, Bicholim and Canacona,” he said urging the MLAs from Salcete to encourage their voters to apply for such posts.