Breathing life into more than a three-decade-old committee report, the Karnataka government has decided to amend rules to give primacy to Kannadigas in jobs under Group C and D category in the private sector.
The state cabinet decided to amend the Karnataka Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Rules, 1961, to implement the Sarojini Mahishi report, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gowda said.
Committee headed by former Union Minister Sarojini Mahishi
The Mahishi Committee, headed by former Union minister Sarojini Mahishi, was constituted in 1984 to recommend job opportunities for Kannadigas in Karnataka and it submitted the report two years later in 1986.
"As mentioned in the Sarojini Mahishi report, to provide reservation for Kannadigas in jobs, an effort has been made to strengthen the law," Gowda said in a statement.
Cabinet to set up district-level committees to accept complaints
The statement further said, "With this respect, it has been decided to bring necessary amendments to rules to give priority to Kannadigas during the appointment to C and D group jobs at private companies that are getting support from the government."
The cabinet also decided to set up district-level committees headed by the deputy commissioners to accept complaints, if companies fail to comply.
Women to get reservation up to 25% in police force
Provisions have been made to withdraw government concessions to the firms on non-compliance, the statement said.
The cabinet, which met last night, has also decided to provide reservation up to 25% for women in the police force, cutting across seven to eight direct recruitment cadres, from the current 20%.
It has also approved funds for Karnataka State Brahmin Welfare Board (KSBWB).
Cabinet approved Rs. 25 crore to set up KSBWB
The cabinet has also approved Rs. 25 crore for the setting up of KSBWB, aimed at social and economical development of Brahmin-community. Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who holds the finance portfolio, had announced proposal on the Brahmin Board in his budget for 2018-19.