Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) Close on the heels of the Haryana Chief Minister announcing reservation in jobs for local youths in his state, Rajasthan Congress MLA Harish Chandra Meena on Tuesday wrote to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot demanding 75 per cent reservation for local youths who according to him are roaming jobless during the corona crisis.
Meena is a former MP and a former IPS officer.
The Devli-Uniyara MLA urged the Chief Minister to bring an ordinance soon on this matter and said local youths should get reservation in jobs with salary up to or less than Rs 50,000 per month.
The MLA said that at a time when the youth of Rajasthan are wandering jobless on the streets in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there are many youths from other states who have been working here and drawing a decent salary, taking away the rights of local youths.
Hence following the Haryana model, the Rajasthan government should bring a ‘Rajasthan Rajya Sthaniya Ummedwar Rozgar Adhyadesh’ so that “local youths can get jobs and people’s trust in the state government gets stronger that it is taking decisions for public welfare under your guidance,” he added in his letter.
Talking to IANS, Meena said Rajasthan is an agricultural state and there are a limited number of jobs, which too are taken away by outsiders. “Go to Neemrana, an industrial town on the border with Delhi, you will find that jobs there have been taken away by people from other states,” he said.
“Haryana has a better literacy rate than Rajasthan and is more prosperous too. If they can do it, why can’t Rajasthan? Meena asked.