Locals should receive incentives, according to Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai.

Kannada language protection bill obliges Kannadigas to have a say in jobs . Private sector industry representatives have reached out to the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai .

BENGALURU (BENGALURU) – Since the government unveiled the Kannada language protection bill, which obliges Kannadigas to have a say in jobs, private sector industry representatives reached out to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, urging him to promote the initiative rather than penalize industries.The bill was introduced in the state legislature last week, but it was put off further discussion due to a shortage of time after corruption issues sparked early cancellations on the last two days.According to one provision of the bill, businesses that do not give priority to Kannadigas in employment will miss any government sops and tax breaks that may have been offered at the time of setting up the business.This provision has been heavily chastised by industry stalwarts like TV Mohandas Pai, who state that taxes are not only paid by Kannadigas, but also by people from other states in Karnataka as well.

According to one representative, we reached out to the CM and have appealed to him that instead of a fine, additional incentives be given to businesses who employ more Kannadigas.They suggest that the state government gives them additional opportunities in addition to those provided by the state's industrial policy to make it more attractive for the private sector to hire Kannadigas on priority.In the meantime, Kannada and culture minister V Sunil Kumar said that the government would not hurry to enforce the bill's provisions.Kumar said that we are aiming to get the bill passed in Belagavi during the winter session.

We will keep all participants in confidence and only then will we proceed with framing laws and the quantity of reservation.Pai and members of the Karnataka Digital Economy Mission (KDEM) met with Bommai on Sunday to give a talk on making Hubballi-Dharwad a desirable destination for the IT industry and startups.According to sources, KDEM suggested that the twin cities be home to 50,000 jobs.However, a member of the team said that proper marketing, hand holding, and infrastructure must be done.

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