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Sarojini Mahishi ready to implement report on jobs-Sarojini Mahishi demands jobs for locals

Sarojini Mahishi ready to implement report on jobs
DH News Service Hubli:

Is Dr Sarojini Mahishi, Chairperson of Sarojini Mahishi Committee which recommended in the ‘80s job reservation for Kannadigas in private sector, fed up with the inordinate delay in implementing her report? If her response to ‘why the government is dragging its feet on the report’ is anything to go by, the answer is ‘yes.’

“Ask the government what problem it has,” was her point-blank reply to the mediapersons when asked about impediments to implement the report, here on Wednesday. She said: “Hurdles will be known only when the government gets down to business.”

She said the the globalisation and economic reforms had made the recommendations of the Mahishi Committee more relevant today than ever before. “Main concern behind setting up the committee was to protect interests of Kannadigas and help them to progress economically in their own land,” she pointed out.

She asserted that industrialists who set up their units here should show interest in protecting local language and people. “Because they (industrialists) are exploiting resources of the State and, therefore, have a responsibility of protecting interests of the State.”

Defending job reservation for Kannadigas, Dr Sarojini said that the Committee had recommended employment reservation only for eligible Kannadigas with working knowledge of Kannada.

No relaxation

The Committee never asked for any relaxation in eligibility norms like qualification or competence while recruiting Kannadigas in private sector.

Dr Mahishi, an outspoken politician, regretted that concern for language and culture was declining among Kannadigas. “If we (Kannadigas) do not protect our mother tongue, who else will?” she asked.

She said she was ready to volunteer her services to sort out problems likely to arise while implementing her recommendations. “If the government invites, I’m ready to come to Karnataka. Protecting interests of Kannadigas is my first and foremost duty.”

Dr Sarojini Mahishi, a two-time MP from Dharwad North and former Union minister, is now residing in New Delhi.



FAQ on Discrimination of Kannadigas in IT industry

Q1. How many Kannadigas are currently employed in IT industries?

Ans: As per the approximate estimates, the number of Kannadigas employed in the IT firms operating in Bangalore is less than 10 % of the total employees. This is way too less compared to Tamil population in the IT industry in Chennai and Telugu population in IT industry in Hyderabad (where they are 70-80% of total workforce). This disparity is because of the discrimination against Kannadigas during recruitment by IT companies in Bangalore.


Q2. How are Qualified and skilled Kannadiga Candidates being discriminated in IT Sector?

Ans: Even though Kannadiga candidates are well qualified and possess the required IT Skills and the relevant experience, they are not provided opportunities to prove their capability because of the discrimination against them. The only reason for this is that he / she is a Kannadiga and born in Karnataka. There are many instances of this type of discrimination against Kannadigas.


Q3. How are Kannadiga Fresher candidates discriminated in Campus Recruitment?

Ans. When an IT company decides for the recruitment of Fresh graduates, they conduct Campus Interviews in the Engineering Colleges across the country.  These companies conduct Campus interviews in a few reputed colleges in Bangalore just to indicate that they are recruiting in Karnataka. But these very companies go to all the colleges of Tamilnadu, Andhra, Kerala & the North Indian States which are in the nook and corner of these states. Even though Karnataka has a very good number of reputed engineering colleges across the state these companies do not consider them for their Campus Recruitment process except for one or two colleges in Bangalore. Since Karnataka has a large intake of non-Kannadiga students for its engineering courses, a large number of students selected from these few colleges in Karnataka are again non Kannadigas.

For example recently a reputed IT company recruited many non-kannadiga freshers in the pretext of selecting locals from Adichunchanagiri institute of Technology, Chikmagalur.


Q4. How Kannadiga Employees are discriminated in the annual performance appraisals and are denied Promotions?

Ans. During annual appraisal process Kannadiga employees are given step motherly treatment and their performance appraisals are not done fairly and objectively and thus are denied Promotions. Other non Kannadiga employees with similar performance are promoted to higher positions with good hike. Kannadigas are denied opportunities in working on challenging assignments, denied onsite opportunities and hence have less exposure in comparison to non Kannadigas who are provided with ample opportunities to perform and grow.


Q5. Why Kannadigas are being discriminated in IT industry?

Ans. The answer to this question is simple. The key positions (senior & middle management and HR) in these IT industries are in the hands of non-kannadigas who simply favour their own state candidates, against Kannadiga candidates. For example a Tamilian Project Manager prefers a Tamil person for an open position in his team and gets internal references from his fellow Tamilian team members and colleagues. If he doesnt get a suitable Tamilian candidate internally he decides for external reference by way of IT Consultants and shortlists only Tamilian candidates. He rejects Kannadiga Candidates referred by IT consultants even if he suits the job. The same is true for a Telugu Manager, Bengali Manager or a Keralite Manager or any North Indian Manager.

The key positions in HR are also held by these non-kannadigas who show discriminatory attitude against Kannadigas. Thus kannadigas are getting unfair and unjust treatment in IT Industry.


Q6. How Kannadigas are neglected in the non-technical sector of the IT industry?

Ans. Catering, Security, Housekeeping, Transport, Internal retail stores and other service contracts are also given to non-kannadigas. Many IT companies have given catering contracts to people from Tamilnadu, Kerala and Andhra. Majority of the security personnel are from other states.


Q6A. How else are Kannadigas suffering in the IT industry?

Ans. There is tremendous Hindi imposition on the employees in the IT industry. Security, Transport and other vendor staff are instructed by the IT companies to only converse with the employees in Hindi irrespective of whether the Kannadiga employee understands Hindi or not. Speaking or responding to queries in Kannada is not an acceptable practice in these companies.

Hindi songs / music through FM91 / cassettes are played as per the company policy on company transport and requesting for Kannada songs / music on company transport is not allowed.

Cultural programs are allowed only in Hindi and any cultural program in Kannada and presenting Karnataka’s rich culture & heritage is not allowed. For example celebrating Kannada Rajyothsava is not allowed in many IT companies while non-kannadigas are allowed to celebrate Onam, Pongal and Holi without any restrictions.


Q7. Why is the need for the implementation of Sarojini Mahishi report?

Ans. By this time you are all aware about how and why eligible Kannadigas are being discriminated in the IT Industry and Kannada, Kannadiga and Karnataka are dishonored in their own state. So to stop this unfair and unjust treatment in recruiting Kannadigas in IT Sector, the need for the implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report arises.


Q8. What is this Sarojini Mahishi Report?

Ans. In 1968, National Integration Council noted the dissatisfaction among population in various states due to discrimination being perpetrated by migrant population in employment of local sons of the soil. Hence National Integration Council recommended that the majority of the jobs shall be given to local people.

Based on this Dr. Sarojini Mahishi committee was constituted in 1983, which studied this gigantic problem in detail for 3 years and made a total of 58 recommendations. It submitted its interim report on 13-6-1984 and final report on 30-12-1986.

Some of the recommendations of the Sarojini Mahishi report, which are relevant to IT industry, are listed below for your understanding.

Rec. 1.  State government shall ensure that recommendations of national Integration council are implemented, through implementation of Dr. Sarojini Committee recommendations, as the recommendations of Dr Sarojini Mahishi committee are in concurrence with the recommendations of the National Integration Council. The state government shall also request Union government for help wherever required.

Rec. 4. It shall be mandatory for all private industries to employ only Kannadigas for all positions. Exception can only be made in rare cases for top management positions, which require very high level of technical Qualifications and that too when Kannadiga candidates are not available. Karnataka government can exert pressure on private industries, as they are supplied land, water and electricity on priority basis from government.

Rec. 21. Admission in technical and other training colleges in the state for outside state people shall be limited to max of 5%; this is essential to stop outsiders getting jobs because of this.

Note: 21(a): G. O. CI. 121SPC. 82 dated 30 October 1982 has declared many incentives and concessions for attracting investments in industry. It shall be made mandatory for such industries to give employment to only Kannadigas to get concessions from government.

Rec. 24. There shall be a state government representative in recruitment committees of private industries employing more than 100 people.

Rec. 25. State government representatives in recruitment committees shall send report to state government about the working of such committees and an authority shall be established to examine these reports. Such authority shall be given statutory status.

Rec. 28. Employers shall submit a declaration every year stating their compliance regarding providing stipulated numbers of employment to Kannadigas. Similar system is being practiced in Maharastra.

Rec. 40. Persons trained in special skills required by industries in state can be supplied from Karnataka itself by arranging for such training in industrial training centers and engineering colleges. The committee has visited industries and compiled a list technical skills required by them. Government shall make suitable arrangement for implementation of this measure.

Rec. 47. Following rules shall be for allotment of residential sites to Kannadigas on preferential basis in important towns of Karnataka:

1. Applicant shall have 15 years residence in Karnataka.

2. Residence shall be proved through school certificate, ration card, voters list and birth certificate.

3. Serving military persons and persons staying outside state for reasons of studying or employment shall only given exemption from 15 years residence requirement. No one else shall need to be given this exemption.

4. Private residential layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.

5. Co-operative housing societies layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.


Q9.  Finally who is a Kannadiga?

Ans: Govt. Order. -DPAR 37 SLC 84 dated 2-2-1985 has defined the term “KANNADIGA” as follows: “Kannadiga means a person who can read, write and talk in Kannada and has working knowledge of Kannada”.


Q10. Does this clear your doubts on how Kannadigas are discriminated in their own land and the rightful demand for job preference to Kannadigas in IT sector?

Ans:  ???


Please forward this to all Kannadigas so that the injustice meted out to Kannadigas in IT comes to the notice of all including the state government.


Sarojini Mahishi demands jobs for locals
Bangalore, DHNS:
Dr Sarojini Mahishi on Sunday called upon the government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report on giving preference to locals in employment.

Dr Sarojini Mahishi on Sunday called upon the government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report on giving preference to locals in employment.

Speaking to mediapersons after the 32nd convocation of Karnataka Mahila Hindi Seva Samiti here, Dr Mahishi lamented that the government was yet to implement the recommendations that were submitted in 1984.

“The implementation of the report has become absolutely necessary when Kannadigas are being sidelined in the State following the advent of Multinational companies. Even if a host of problems crop up during implementation, the government should go ahead with the recommendations and resolve the problems along the way,” she said.



Quota activists threaten to disrupt IT.In
Jangveer Singh
Tribune News Service

Bangalore, October 4
The issue of reservation of jobs for Kannadigas in the IT sector seems set to rock the IT.In conference being organised by the state government from October 26 to 28 with the Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) threatening to disrupt the international conference in case this demand is not met.

Ironically, the issue of reservation for Kannadigas was raised by the state government during the recent attrition with the IT industry. State Industries Minister PGR Sindhia raised the issue after the IT industry announced that it would boycott the IT.In conference. The minister had claimed that the IT companies, while demanding infrastructure upgradation, should also provide employment to Kannadigas.

The minister had gone on to announce that the government had issued 167 notices to various companies, including software companies, asking them why they were not providing reservations in jobs to Kannadigas by implementing the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report. A majority of the IT companies did not reply to the notices as implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report is not binding on them.

Even as the government has let off the pressure on this front after a truce with the IT companies who are now set to participate in the IT. In conference in strength, the issue is set to snowball into a major source of conflict in the state.

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) launched an agitation on this issue last week by picketing the gate of IT major Infosys. KRV activists also broke some windowpanes near the main gate as a hapless police force tried to pacify them.

The KRV state president A. Narayan Gowda said that the actvists would disrupt IT.In conference in case the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi Committee recommendations were not implemented.

The state government, which had rode on this issue to put pressure on the IT sector earlier, does not seem to display the same vigour in pressing the demand now. Secretary IT and BT Shankarlinge Gowda when questioned in this regard at a function held to unveil the programme of the IT. In conference last week said the concern of the government had already been conveyed to the IT sector. When pressed further, he said the government was viewing the incident as and individual law and order problem. He said the government would view the issue in the same manner in case any attempt was made to disrupt the IT conference.



CM to babus: Use Kannada in governance

BANGALORE: Kannada activists received a shot in the arm on Monday with chief minister N Dharam Singh directing chief secretary B K Das and other IAS officers to accord primacy to Kannada in administration and implement the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report.

Singh, while interacting with Kannada litterateurs, social activists and representatives of the Kannada film industry on chalking out plans for Suvarna Karnataka (golden jubilee of the formation of Karnataka) celebrations, told the officials to compulsorily use Kannada in all their communication.

“The Sarojini Mahishi Committee report, which has recommended preference to Kannadigas in employment, will have to implemented without giving excuses,” Singh told the officials.

On the year-long celebrations starting from November 1, 2006, Singh said the government has earmarked Rs 10 crore for it and, if required, would sanction more funds to make it a grand success.



sarojini mahishi report ಒಂದು ನೋಟ

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ದಶಕಗಳಿಂದ ಅನ್ಯಾಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ,ಇದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಕಾಣದ ಹಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಇದ್ದ.
ಕಾಲಕ್ರಮೇಣ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಸಂಘಟನೆಯಾಗಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದರು. ಮೊದಲು ನೇರವಾಗಿ
ಅನ್ಯಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಪರಭಾಷಿಕ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಬಾಗಿಲನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದು ತನ್ನವರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲ್ಸ ಕೊಡಿಸುವ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮುಂದುವರೆಸುತ್ತಲೆ ಬಂದ.
ಈಗಲೂ ಕೂಡ ಇದು ಸಾಗಿದೆ. ವಲಸೆಯು ಮುಂದುವರೆಯುತ್ತಲೆ ಇದೆ, ಇದರ ದುಷ್ಪರಿಣಾಮ ನಮ್ಮ ನೆಲದಲ್ಲಿ
ಅರ್ಹತೆ,ಓದು ಇರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ನಿರುದ್ಯೋಗಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾನೆ.
೧೯೮೦ ದಶಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಕಾಕ್ ಚಳುವಳಿಯ ಯಶಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ತನ್ನ ಉದ್ಯೋಗದ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯಲು
ಹೋರಾಟ ನಡೆಸಿದ. ಅದರ ಫಲವೇ ಸರೋಜಿನಿ ಮಹಿಷಿ ವರದಿ.

* ಇದನ್ನು ಯಾರು ನೇಮಿಸಿದರು ಮತ್ತು ಇದರ ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳೇನು ?

ಇದನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ರಚಿಸಿತು. ಕನ್ನಡಿನಿಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಉದ್ಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಂಹಪಾಲು ಮತ್ತು
ಅವನಿಗೆ ಸಿಗಬೇಕಾದ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಈ ಸಮಿತಿ ಶಿಫಾರಸು ಮಾಡಿತು.

* ಸಮಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರಿದ್ದರು.

ಸಮಿತಿಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು :- ಸರೋಜಿನಿ ಮಹಿಷಿ
ಅವರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ
* ಸಿದ್ಧಯ್ಯ ಪುರಾಣಿಕ
* ಹನುಮಾನ್
* ಸತ್ಯ
* ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ರೆಡ್ದಿ
* ನಾರಯಣ ಕುಮಾರ್


* ಈ ಸಮಿತಿ ಎನು ಮಾಡಿತು ?

ಇದು ೩ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ್ಯಾಂತ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿ ವಿವಿಧ ಉದ್ಯಮ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ವಿವರವನ್ನು ಪಡೆದು ಒಂದು ಶಿಫಾರಸು ಮಾಡಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿತು.

* ಮುಖ್ಯ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಎನು ?
-೧- ಅರ್ಹತೆಯುಳ್ಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿರುವಾಗ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಾವಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಮೊದಲ ಆಧ್ಯತೆ
ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಭಾಗ ಅವರಿಗೆ ದೊರಕಬೇಕು.

-೨- ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರೀ ವಲಯದ ಉದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಸಲ್ಲತಕ್ಕ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ಹೀಗೆ ಇರಬೇಕು.

॑ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಡಿ – ೧೦೦ %

॑ ವೇತನ ೧೨೫೦ ಇರುವ ತನಕ – ೮೦%

॑ ನೇರ ನೇಮಕಾತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ – ೬೫%

-೩- ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಅರ್ಹತೆಯುಳ್ಳವರು ದೊರಯದೆ ಇರುವಾಗ
ಅಂತ ಕೆಲ್ಸವನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಉಳಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕೆಲಸಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು.

-೪- ಖಾಸಗಿ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರಕಾರದಿಂದ ಕಡಿಮೆ ದರದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲ,ಜಲ, ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಮುಂತಾದ
ಸೌಲಭ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿರುವದರಿಂದ , ಅವರ ಮೇಲೆ ಒತ್ತಡ ಹಾಕಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸುವಂತೆ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

-೫- ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಟೈಪಿಸ್ಟ ಮತ್ತು ಅಪ್ರಟಿಂಸ್ ಕೆಲ್ಸಗಳನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರದಿಂದ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.

-೬- ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಸರು ನೋಂದಾಯಿಸುವ ಮೊದಲು ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು ೧೫ ವರುಷ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ
ವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಈ ಕೆಲ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಬೇಕು.
॑॑ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಸರ್ಟಿಫೀಕೆಟ್
॑॑ ಪಡಿತರ ಚೀಟಿ
॑॑ ಮತದಾರರ ಪಟ್ಟೆ
॑॑ ಜನ್ಮದಾಖಲೆ

-೭- ೧೦೦ಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಇರುವ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂದು ಆ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ
ಒತ್ತಡವನ್ನು ತರಬೇಕು.

–೮- ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೌಕರ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಕೋಡುವದನ್ನು ಮೊದಲು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಬೇಕು.

-೯- ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಸ್ಥಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೇಮಿಸುವಾಗ ಕನ್ನಡ-ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ-ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ
ಕಳಕಳಿ ಇರುವರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸಬೇಕು.

–೧೦– ಲೋಕಸೇವ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾತ್ಮಕ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುತೀರ್ಣರಾದವರು ಅನರ್ಹರು ಎಂದು ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದುಪಡಿ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

ಒಟ್ಟು ಎಷ್ಟು ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಇದ್ದವು.??
ಒಟ್ಟು ೫೮ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಇದ್ದವು, ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ೫೪ ಸರ್ಕಾರವೇ ಮಾಡಬಹುದಿತ್ತು, ಆದರೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಘನ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಇನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ.

ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಬದಲಾಯಿತು ಆದರೆ ಇದನ್ನು ಅನುಷ್ಟಾನ ಮಾಡುವ ದಮ್ ಒಂದು ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕು ಬರಲಿಲ್ಲ. http://chum-banavaasi.blogspot.com/2007/01/sarojini-mahishi-report.html






July 15, 2007 - Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report

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