Move to check data on local workforce

 

The Goa government claims to have initiated an exercise to verify whether locals are given 80 per cent employment in industries operating in Goa.  
Industries Director F O Hashmi said that a reporting system has been initiated by the Industries Department, wherein they would collect the data on the number of people employed in each industry and the percentage of locals employed therein. 
The exercise will focus on private firms, Hashmi said adding that though the state government policy makes it mandatory to employ 80 percent locals, we cannot put pressure on firms as it would discourage the industrial sector. 
“But the exercise will put indirect pressure on all those firms, which have failed to implement the policy,” he conceded.   [H]