Apni Party Provincial President, Jammu, and Former Minister, Manjit Singh today demanded reservation for skilled and unskilled jobs for the local youths in the industrial sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Former Minister was addressing a Party worker meeting in Samba District and discussed various issues confronted by the people in the district regarding development, employment, and other things.
The meeting was organized by Provincial President Jammu SC Wing, Lovely Mangol. In this meeting, District President Samba, Raman Thappa; Women Wing District President Samba, Priyanka Mangota and others were present.
During the meeting, Manjit Singh said that the non – locals are being engaged in the industrial sectors whereas the local youths face unemployment and deliberate negligence from the management of the industrial units in Samba, Jammu, and Kathua Districts.
However, the Apni Party believes in protection of jobs, natural resources and land for the locals of Jammu and Kashmir, he said while assuring the participants that if Apni Party forms next Govt in Jammu and Kashmir the rights of the locals would be protected, and reservation would be provided to locals up to 80 percent in industrial sector.
He said that the industrial sector has violated the norms of engaging local youth and the Govt must act against the violators.
While informing about the developmental agenda, he said that the Apni Party is committed to provide 500 units of free electricity in summer season in Jammu region and 300 units of free electricity in winter season across the division.
He also said that the Party is committed to enhance Rs 5000 from Rs 1000 per month as pension for widow/handicapped/old age pensioner/orphans.
“We will also ensure four cooking gas cylinders under Ujjwala scheme for each poor family, and the marriage assistance to the girls belonging to the economically weaker section will be enhanced up to Rs 1 lakhs from Rs 50, 000.
He said that the Apni Party is concerned about the plight of the people who suffer because of delayed development and poor response from the authorities to their issues. “The issues have multiplied in Samba and other Districts of Jammu plains in absence of an elected Govt and this has resulted into the feeling of alienation among the people of both the Regions. To restore the confidence of the people, it is important to hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.