Cabinet meeting: Start-ups to reserve 50 % jobs to locals in U’khand
The state cabinet gives its nod for the Uttarakhand Organic Farming bill.
To increase employment opportunities for local youth, the state government has made it mandatory for any start up operating from the state to reserve 50 per cent of its employee strength for the residents of Uttarakhand. A decision in this regard was taken in the meeting of the state cabinet held on Wednesday. Informing about the decisions of the cabinet, the senior minister and spokesman of the state government Madan Kaushik said that as of now the start-ups registered under Government of India’s policy were allowed to operate from the state without any conditions but now they would have to get themselves registered in the state and would have to provide 50 percent of the jobs to the local youth. Under the policy, the entrepreneurs can set up start-ups having turnover of Rs 100 Crore in a year. Earlier this limit was Rs 25 Crore.
Ministers wear vests made from Kandali
In an important initiative to promote entrepreneurship based on local natural fibres, all the Ministers donned special jackets weaved from the fibre extracted from local shrub stinging nettle (Kandali) while attending the Cabinet meeting held at secretariat on Wednesday. In the marathon meeting spanning over five hours, a total of 29 issues came up for discussions. The meeting was attended by Cabinet Ministers Satpal Maharaj, Harak Singh Rawat, Madan Kaushik, Yashpal Arya, Arvind Pandey and Subodh Uniyal.
In an important decision the state cabinet gave its nod for the Uttarakhand Organic Farming bill. The bill would be presented in the upcoming session of state assembly. Kaushik said that initially eight blocks would be declared organic blocks and in these blocks sale of chemical fertilizers and pesticides would be banned. The state government would provide training, seeds, technology, marketing platform and certification to the farmers. The minister said that gradually whole state would be declared as an organic state. The state cabinet also approved the merger of Disaster Mitigation and Mitigation Centres (DMMC) with the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA). In an attempt to rein in large number of labour unions, the cabinet on the day increased the minimum requirement of 10 percent of employees to 30 percent for registration of a union. In another decision, the state cabinet decided that the stalled Non Practice Allowance (NPA) for the Ayurveda medical officers would be provided from January 4, 2017.The cabinet approved amendment in the Uttarakhand state university services rules which paved the way for appointments of Registrars, deputy registrar and assistant registrar as per the regulations of central government. For amendment in the Indian Forest Act 1927, a cabinet sub committee comprising of forest, agriculture and education minister was constituted by the cabinet. This committee would submit its report within next 15 days. In an important decision to protest the government buildings like schools from earthquake, the cabinet has decided to set up an integrated protection plan under disaster mitigation programme. Under the plan extensive survey of the government buildings would be done and based on their reports the repair and retrofitting would be under Deendayal Upadhyaya Integrated earthquake protection plan.
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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