Jharkhand cabinet approves 75% locals reservation in private-sector jobs, spikes nationwide debate

Following the footsteps of Haryana, the state government of Jharkhand has backed the idea of a 75% quota for local candidates in private sector jobs. The Jharkhand Cabinet approved the employment policy requiring private sector units to reserve 75% of jobs, up to a salary of Rs 30,000 per month, for local people. The move is aimed at appeasing the tribal people, which makes up a large section of the state's population which the government believes have always been 'neglected'. Though the policy has not been officially announced, chief minister Hemant Soren had indicated the same in New Delhi earlier this week. Listen in!