ACMA urges Haryana govt to rethink 75 laptop reservation coverage for locals in personal enterprises


New Delhi, November 9

Auto component industry body ACMA, on Monday, requested the Haryana government to reconsider the 75 per cent employment reservation for locals in private enterprises, saying the move will adversely impact the ease of doing business in the state.

On November 5, the state assembly passed the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill that mandates 75 per cent reservation in factories and other blue-collar jobs in the private sector for locals.

Stressing on the need for reconsidering such a provision, ACMA President Deepak Jain said the Indian auto and component industry was a global one and the production not only catered to the domestic demand but also the international markets.

The Indian component industry today exported more than 25 per cent of its production, with the US and Europe being the leading markets, he added.

“Our industry requires a skilled workforce to produce high-quality products that are globally competitive. Hiring in our sector is done on the basis of talent and skills needed by the industry rather than on the domicile of the candidates. Such a move would not only adversely impact the ease of doing business in the state but also be detrimental to Haryana’s image of an industry-friendly state and in attracting future investments,” Jain said.

Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is the apex body representing the interest of the Indian auto component industry. Its membership of over 850 manufacturers contributes more than 90 per cent of the auto component industry’s turnover in the organised sector.

Currently, the turnover of the auto component industry is USD 57 billion, contributing 2.3 per cent to India’s GDP. PTI



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