Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte on Tuesday said the government is making efforts to come up with a mechanism to issue no-objection certificates within 48 hours to 72 hours to industrial units for carrying out recruitments.
Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Khaunte said the industry should understand the efforts that are being made to create a system for providing employment to the Goan youth in private sector, adding that it is very important that the government and the industry work in tandem to ensure jobs to local people.
“Everything cannot be changed overnight, and the industry should understand that this is a transition period to create positive environment for generating employment opportunities for the Goan youth. Therefore, they (owners of industrial units) should restrain themselves from making statements in a hurry,” he added.
As far as the NOCs for recruitments are concerned, the Labour and Employment Minister said the government is asking the industry to share their plan of recruitments with the employment exchange to obtain NOCs; thereafter they can publish advertisements for recruitments.
“We will appoint officers to issue NOCs to concerned companies within 48 hours to 72 hours. It is not a big thing. What we are saying is that there is a need for an inclusive approach to provide jobs to Goans in the private sector. It is possible if the government and the industry
work together in that direction,” Khaunte noted.
He also assured that the government will take into confidence every stakeholder, including the Goa Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and other associations while working in this direction.
The minister further stated that the government will come out with a scheme to support the industry for recruiting Goans in their firms.
He also pointed out that there are certain private companies which have been taking benefit under central schemes and employing youth from outside states without giving them benefit of the Employees’ State Insurance and the Provident Fund.
“The industry should work with the government to ensure job opportunities to locals instead of saying that the proposal of obtaining NOCs from the employment exchange for recruitments is not practical and it is difficult to find locals with certain skills,” he added.
Source:: The Navhind Times