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'10,618 of 11,392 employees in 84 big industries are locals'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 14: State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has laid bare the job avenues in private sector industries in the State for indigenous candidates against their counterparts from outside the State. He also let the House know the number of local candidates working in the Gas Cracker Project in the State.

Replying to a question from MLA Phani Bhushan Choudhury of the AGP on the floor of the House on Wednesday, Patowary spelt it out in no uncertain terms what the Assam Industrial Policy, 2014 says and what the job situation in the State is. Citing the industrial policy, Patowary said: “For any private industry set up in Assam at least 80 per cent of magerial posts and 90 per cent of non-magerial posts have to go to the indigenous candidates of the State. The State has 84 big industries with 11,392 employees, including 10,618 local candidates.”

In the same question, the AGP MLA also wanted to know the number of local candidates working in Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd (BCPL), commonly called as Gas Cracker project, at Lepetkota in the State.

In his reply, Patowary led the House know that 63 per cent of the 624 employees working in BCPL are local candidates.

According to the minister, the Gas Cracker project annually produces 2,20,000 tonnes of LLDPE/HDPE and 60,000 tonnes PP.

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