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Haryana to Reserve 75 percent Jobs with Less than Rs 50,000 Salary in the Private Sector of the State for Locals
In order to address the growing rate of unemployment in the state on a priority basis, under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar, the Haryana Cabinet on 6th July 2020 has approved a proposal for drafting an Ordinance under which 75 percent of the jobs with a salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month will be reserved for the locals of Haryana in the state.
In the month of June 2020, Haryana had the highest unemployment rate among all states in the country. The unemployment rate in June 2020 was 33.6 percent.
The proposed draft Ordinance is named ‘Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Ordinance 2020’. The Ordinance will be presented before the Council of Ministers in the next meeting, after approval by the Council of Ministers the Ordinance will require the assent of the Governor of the Haryana and then the President of India for implementation or coming into effect.
The Ordinance after coming into effect will be applicable for all privately managed Companies, Trusts, Partnership Firms, Societies, etc that are situated in the state of Haryana. The Ordinance will also have an Exemption Clause for Industries and Businesses were suitable local candidates are not available.
Tags: Haryana [HPSC] • Manohar Lal Khattar • Ordinance • President of India • Unemployment
West Bengal CM launches Document Scanning App, First Plasma Bank for COVID-19 Patients in West Bengal
A Plasma Bank for the treatment of COVID-19 positive patients has been established at the oldest medical college of India- Kolkata Medical College and Hospital. The Plasma Bank has been set up the Immunohematogy department of the Kolkata Medical College and Hospital by the West Bengal State Health Department.
This was informed by the Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on 6th July 2020. The Chief Minister further added that 12 individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 have already donated their Plasma. The Plasma Bank in Kolkata Medical College and Hospital is the first Plasma Bank in the State of West Bengal. From 7th May 2020 onwards, Kolkata Medical College and Hospital is operating as a fully-fledged COVID-19 Hospital with 500 beds.
Self Scan App launched by Mamata Banerjee
Following the ban of 59 Chinese mobile applications by the Central Government on 29th June 2020, the West Bengal State’s Information Technology Department has developed a mobile application that will serve as a better alternative for the much popular Chinese document scanning application- Cam Scanner.
The Chief Minister launched the ‘Self Scan’ mobile application that will be available free of cost at various application download platforms.