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80% employees will be locals: State

Eighty per cent of people employed in private and government organisations in the state will have to be locals and should know Marathi.

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2010 01:33 IST

Eighty per cent of people employed in private and government organisations in the state will have to be locals and should know Marathi.

Also security guards outside banks, housing societies need to be locals. These are a few riders that the state is all set to implement in its new employment regulation as a part of its ‘sons of the soil’ agenda.

“We had appointed a study group to set up employment directives that will ensure that locals get priority. Theyhave come up with draft policy with 24 points that has been circulated to all departments for suggestions and will be finalised soon,” said Industries Minister Rajendra Darda.

Shiv Sena MLC Deepak Sawant, said that in 1968 there was a resolution, which stated employment priority should be given to Marathi speaking locals.

“Does the state have figures to support that this was implemented or what action has been taken against those who have not implemented it,” he said.