Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Hire locals, get business licence, says Sikkim order

Gangtok: The Sikkim government has issued a notification mandating industries and business enterprises to employ local people as a prerequisite for obtaining trading licence, official sources told a news agency recently.
A recent notification issued by Sikkim’s urban development department stated that prospective traders andbusinessmen would be given trading licences only if they employed local residents in their enterprises/shops on preferential basis. Jobs could be given to non-locals only if local people were not available for it, sources said.
The state government had recently incorporated some amendments to the Sikkim Trade Licence and Miscellaneous Provision Rules 1985, to improve the employ-ment prospects of the local people, they said.