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Haryana Bill of 75 percent reservation of locals in private jobs challenged

Haryana Government’s Bill that provides 75% reservation in private industries jobs for the Local/ domiciles of the state has been challenged in the Punjab and Haryana high court according to a report publ;ished in The Times of India. The Bill was passed by assembly recently.

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020 provides a 75 per cent job quota for local people in private-sector jobs that offer a salary of less than Rs 50,000 a month. It applies to private companies, societies, trusts and partnership firms, among others, located in the state.

 The bill has been challenged through writ petition filed by Industrial Welfare Association Panchkula. In the petition, the Association has pleaded  that bill is unconstitutional and it is against the public interest, as the state had no right to create reservation contrary to Article 16 (2) of the Constitution to secure political goals by creating discrimination.

The Association also said that the bill is an infringement of constitutional rights of employers because private-sector jobs are purely based on skills and analytical bent of mind of the employees who are citizens of the country having constitutional rights on basis of their education to do jobs in any part of India as provided by the Constitution.

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020 provides a 75 per cent job quota for local people in private-sector jobs that offer a salary of less than Rs 50,000 a month. It applies to private companies, societies, trusts and partnership firms, among others, located in the state.