KARIMNAGAR: Telangana Joint Action Committee chief M Kodandaram demanded the state governments to give priority to local youth in employment opportunity in both Central government and private sector.Speaking to reporters along with TJAC regional coordinator J Venkatesh on Tuesday, Kodandaram said as per government reports, of every 100 unemployed youth, 35 were graduate and at least 10 per cent jobs in government and private sector should go to them.
However, the government was not following its own norms. The government had till now not released the promised recruitment calendar, which shows its seriousness to provide employment to job seekers, he pointed out.Over ‘Koluvula Kotlata’ (fighting for employment) meeting, permission has been given after a lot of struggle from the government. Finally, on directions from the High Court, police gave the permission, he said The TJAC leader demanded to remove outsourcing agency system and said that the government should pay salary directly to contract employees.
Agencies are exhorting contract employees, he said. Along with employment, government should take steps to ensure self-employment or else economical empowerment was not possible, he observed.
The TJAC chief had not ruled out his entry into active politics and said he had not yet taken any decision on the issue. “I will announce about my entry into politics when time comes. I would not keep it secret,” he said.
He also met students unions and invited all the youth and unemployed to attended ‘Koluvula Kotlata’ meeting scheduled to be held on November 30 in Hyderabad. As part of preparatory for Hyderabad meeting he came to Karimnagar. Learning over his visit, SERP- IKP contract employees who underwent relay hunger strike from October 30, met him and Kodandaram extended his support to the SERP-IKP employees. Earlier, he visited Jammikunta agriculture market. He said that cotton farmers are facing hardship and central and state governments should address their MSP issue immediately.