With a focus on recruiting Project
Affected People (PAPs) to support them, JNPT has come out a transparent plan of
action which will see to it that at least one member of each PAP family will
get employment with JNPT and other terminals.
A well thought out
employment policy has been framed, says a press release.
With a view avoid any delay as well as
misunderstanding, PAPs will be categorised as under:
Category A: Priority given to candidate whose family
members have not been given employment in JNPT, NSICT, GTI
Category B: Valid
multi PAP certificates issued to one family. Once Category A is exhausted, candidate who holds
PAP certificates may be considered under this catergory.
Category C: One
valid PAP certificate and one job have already been provided. They would be
considered only after Category A and B have been exhausted.
A draft list of PAPs has already
displayed on JNPT website and the same has been communicated to all 12 local
village panchayats. After getting suggestions by 26th of February,
the final list would be made and it would be considered by concessionaires for
Sharing the details with the media, Shri
Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Chairman-in-charge said that records of 3524 award holders
have been identified. Out of that 959 award holders have been allotted land by
CIDCO through e-lottery system. The records of 325 award holders were missing
and JNPT through continuous effort has succeeded in identifying another 197
award holders and only 128 award holders have not been traced so far despite
efforts by all concerned.
As a responsible corporate citizen and a
government undertaking, JNPT is firmly dedicated to the inclusive growth and
has been encouraging the employment of local population to the maximum
capacity. Our endeavour is to make sure that all eligible people from the local
area who are employable are accommodated, Shri Bansal added. He also shared
the number of people employed by JNPT and its terminals over the years.
The new terminal- PSAs 4th
terminal too has accorded priority to the employment of PAPs. In the first
phase, out of the total recruitment of 165 employees till date, 92 are
recruited from 18 local villages, out of which 52 are PAPs, Shri Bansal added.
With a view to improve the employable
abilities of the local PAPs and other local population, JNPT is in the process
of developing CIDCO JNPT Multi-Skill Development Center to provide and impart
proper technical training in different disciplines to PAPs and local persons in
order to create suitable skilled labour
force by improving/imparting necessary skill to cater to diverse requirements
of labour for maritime logistics in Port terminals, requirements of Maritime
and other industries, Port Users, Airports, Service Sector etc. in Maharashtra
as per industry norms and Government Regulations, and to augment the future
requirement for the skilled labour force in various disciplines, Shri Bansal
The multi-purpose JNPT-SEZ that is coming
up on the 277 hectare freehold land of JNPT is going to be a game changer for
the local economy and its people, Shri Bansal said and added that already six
companies have been allotted land through bidding process and another 15-20
plots will be allotted by February 2018. Total investment
from first 6 units is expected to be around Rs 150 crore and expected to
provide employment to 2150 people in the region.