KHNAM asks Govt to direct Telecom Cos to adhere to reservation policy

Shillong, June 8: The Khun Hyniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) State Youth Wing has asked the state government to direct all telecom companies operating in the state to adhere to the state reservation policy.
In a memorandum submitted to Information & Technology Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh, KHNAM youth wing president Thomas Passah said that most of the telecom companies do not adhere to the state reservation policy, thereby contributing to the rising rate of unemployment in the state.
He said that it has been observed that persons employed as manager in most of the telecom companies are not residents of the state.
These managers, he said, operate mostly from neighbouring State of Assam, thereby blocking employment opportunity for well educated unemployed youths in the state, which is highly objectionable.
Therefore all telecom companies need to be directed to comply with the reservation policy of the state for employment into various services and posts, and also ensure that persons are permanent residents of the state preferably the indigenous youth, Passah said.
The KHNAM also suggested the government to direct the telecom companies to ensure that local language of the state be included in the Interactive Voice Respond (IVR).
“Unlike in other states, it was seen that telecom companies operating in the state, use only Hindi and English as IVR language without any local language,” Passah said.
Meanwhile, the KHNAM State youth wing also demanded from the government to direct the telecom companies to constitute internal complaint committee to deal with sexual harassment at the workplace, as mandated by the Harassment of Women at Workplace Act, to ensure safety of women.

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