MIC Wants 7.4% Employment Quota in GLCs For Indians

MIC wants 7.4% employment quota in GLCs for Indians

KUALA TERENGGANU: The MIC wants at least a 7.4 percent quota in employment for Indians in government-linked companies (GLC), including in senior managerial and executive positions, party president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu said Friday.

He said the quota was based on the minimum 7.4 percent target set by the government for the recruitment of Indians in the civil service.

“We are aware that many GLCs have increased the recruitment of Indians but more can and should be done,” he said when opening the Terengganu MIC delegates conference here.

On Thursday, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S.Subramaniam secured Telekom Malaysia Berhad’s pledge to recruit more people from the Indian community to fill the 7.4 percent quota as agreed to by the Public Service Department.

Dr Subramaniam, who is also MIC secretary-general, had said that, to date, Indians in the company just made up 4.6 percent and this needed to be raised to show a more racially balanced workforce in the public sector.

Samy Vellu also said that the MIC had formed a special committee to be headed by Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria to prepare a comprehensive report on the plans, policies and programmes for the Indian community under the Tenth Malaysia Plan (2011-2015).

He said he would also meet Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said soon to seek more business opportunities for Indians in the state.

“Although the number of Indians in Terengganu is less than one per cent, many are involved in small businesses and as contractors. The state government could allocate certain government contracts to them,” he added. – Bernama

source : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/7/31/nation/20090731114713&sec=nation


July 31, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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