Chief Minister Hemant Soren today inaugurated the Jharniyojan Portal here at his chamber located in the State Assembly. Through the http://jharniyojan.jharkhand.gov.in portal created by the Department of Labor Employment, Training and Skill Development, the government will try to provide a platform to employers and candidates looking for employment. Employers can share information about their business and manpower related to it on the portal.
With the objective of providing employment opportunities to the unemployed youths of the state at the local level, the “Employment of Local Candidates Act 2021 in the Private Sector of Jharkhand State” has been passed by the Government of Jharkhand, and according to the notification of the rules related to the implementation of the Act. After this, this Act is effective from 12 September 2022 in the entire state of Jharkhand. This Act applies to all such establishments which are in the private sector and where 10 or more than 10 people are working. All such establishments have to register themselves on this portal. From the date of effect of the Act, if any vacancy is removed by all the establishments to which this Act applies, 75 per cent local (Jharkhand) will have to be appointed in the appointment of posts up to Rs 40,000 salary. The youth of Jharkhand who want to take advantage of this act will have to register on the employment portal.
If the local companies are informed about the shortage of manpower with necessary skills at the local level, then the provision has been made under the Act to make the local youth eligible by training them in relation to the necessary skills. Although there is a provision of punishment under the act, in order to discharge their social and moral responsibilities towards the state of Jharkhand, local companies and employers are expected to voluntarily comply with the act and provide employment opportunities to local youths/women.
The extension of the Act/Rules will be applicable to any person employing 10 or more than 10 persons or such institution as may be notified by the Government from time to time in the entire state of Jharkhand. This will not include Central Government or State Government Undertakings, but the provisions of this Act will be applicable to the organization providing outsourced service to Central Government or State Government establishments/undertakings.
Every employer will register himself on the Jharniyojan portal and within 30 days will enter the details of employees getting salaries up to Rs 40,000 in the portal.
Under the aforesaid Act / Rule, the new employer starting each new project 30 days before the commencement of the project, the authorized officer (District Planning Officer / Planning Officer of the concerned district declared for the purpose of implementation of this Act / Rule) The requirement of the required number of employees will have to be submitted, clearly indicating the number of employees coming under it along with the required skills.
Under the Act/Rules, arrangements have been made to submit quarterly reports regarding vacancies and employment by each employer.
Any employer aggrieved by any order passed by the Designated Officer or the Authorized Officer under the relevant sections of the Act may prefer an appeal to the Appellate Authority, Director, Employment and Training, State Government within sixty days in the prescribed manner and form and the appeal shall be disposed of by the Appellate Authority. The appeal shall be disposed of within sixty days after being given an opportunity of being heard.
Provision has also been made to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Labour, Employment, Training and Skill Development Department, Government of Jharkhand to monitor the compliance of the Act/Rules.
Minister Satyanand Bhokta, Giridih MLA Sudivya Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister Vinay Kumar Choubey, Secretary Labor Department Rajesh Kumar Sharma and other officials of Labour Department were present on the occasion.