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Karnataka's new industrial policy to include job quota for Kannadigas [Bangalore] [Times of India]
[September 04, 2014]

Karnataka's new industrial policy to include job quota for Kannadigas [Bangalore] [Times of India]

(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) BANGALORE: The state's new industrial policy will stress on primacy to Kannadigas in private sector jobs, as per the Sarojini Mahishi Report.

The state cabinet on Thursday discussed the proposed new industrial policy (2014-19), but didn't approve it, as some ministers wanted to know how the existing policy had helped the industrial growth and how many Kannadigas had got jobs in the last five years. They also wanted to know other details like the number of industries set up, total investment made and number of jobs generated.

Law minister TB Jayachandra said the government wanted all sectors, including the IT, to provide jobs to Kannadigas, as recommended by Mahishi. "We'll take up the issue in the next cabinet," he said.

Adopt tourist centres: The government has invited corporates and industrialists to partner in the development of tourist centers. It wants corporates to adopt famous tourist centers in the state as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR).

The government has identified 46 tourist destinations, such as Badami, Pattadakal, Lalbagh and the Bannerghatta National Park, where it wants the corporates to maintain and develop circuit houses, inspection bungalows and other facilities. The CSR potential in the state is Rs 12,000 crore.

Key decisions: Those who want to start paramedical and nursing colleges in the state will have to compulsorily start a hospital.

Law minister to review the report of Justice BK Somashekara Commission, which probed the attacks on churches in 2008. "There was a huge variation in the preliminary and the final reports,'' Jayachandra said.

Cabinet gives post-facto approval for VTU (Amendment) Act, 2013. The amendment gives the pro-chancellor (minister) power in appointment of VTU registrar, in taking disciplinary action and issuing notice to officials.

Government decides not to revise selection list of 2010 batch of gazetted probationers. "The government has no power to revise the list. We'll consider and take action only if there are any specific directions from the court," the law minister said.

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