Haryana govt's 75 pc quota in private jobs for locals put on hold HC
Chandigarh, Feb 03: In a setback to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed his government's 75 per cent reservation rule for locals in the private sector.
The court has also sought a reply from the state government.
The stay on the law came from the Bench of Justice Ajay tewari and Justice Pankaj Jain on a Writ petition challenging the vires of the Haryana State E
The plea had been moved last month by the Faridabad Industries Association (FIA) before the Punjab and Haryana High Court demanding the Act be declared unconstitutional.
The state had said that the Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 will be implemented in the state from January 15, 2022.
The act will pave the way for a 75 per cent reservation for local candidates in private jobs with a monthly salary ceiling of Rs 50,000, in various companies, societies, trusts, and limited liability partnership firms, situated in the state of Haryana.
"In exercise of the powers conferred under section 3 of the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 (3 of 2021), the Governor of Haryana hereby specifies the 15th day of January 2022 for the purpose of said sub-sections," said the State Labour Department in a notification.
Under the act, the local candidates will also get Rs 30,000 as gross monthly salary or wages for registration.
"In exercise of the powers conferred under section 3 of the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 (3 of 2021), the Governor of Haryana hereby notifies thirty thousand rupees as gross monthly salary or wages for registration. This notification shall come into force with effect from the 15th January 2022 i.e. the date of commencement of said Act," read the notification.