75 per cent reservation for locals in Private Sector is detrimental to the industry: ACMA

Automotive ComponentManufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing India’sauto component manufacturing industry, has once again requested the HaryanaState Government to reconsider reservation of employment for locals in privateenterprises. The Haryana assembly, on November 05, 2020, had passed the ‘HaryanaState Employment of Local Candidates Bill’ that mandates 75 per centreservation of factory and other blue-collar jobs in the private sector forlocals.

Stressing on the needfor reconsidering such a provision, Deepak Jain, President, ACMA, said, “TheIndian auto and auto component industry is a global one. Our production notonly caters to the domestic demand but also to international markets. TheIndian component industry today exports more than 25 per cent of itsproduction, with US and Europe being our leading markets. Our industry requiresskilled workforce to produce high quality products that are globallycompetitive. Hiring in our sector is done on the basis of talent and skillsneeded by the industry rather than on domicile of the candidates.”

“Such a move would notonly adversely impact the ‘ease of doing business’ in the state but also bedetrimental to Haryana’s image of an industry friendly state and in attractingfuture investments,” added Jain.

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