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Haryana notifies State Employment of Local Candidates Rules, 2021

Haryana Govt.on Monday ,10th Jan. notified Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Rules, 2021 making it mandatory for the private employers in the state to furnish a quarterly report with respect to the compliance of 75 percent reservation law.

‘The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020’ which gives 75 percent reservation in private sector jobs to the youth of the state and the respective rules issued on Monday will come into effect from January 15, 2022 in the state.

Under the rules notified by the government, every employer shall furnish a quarterly report, with respect to local candidates employed and appointed, during the previous quarter, by 20th day of the following quarter, on the designated portal Haryana Udhyam Memorandum (HUM) portal.

The rules also laid down the timelines fixed for the authorized officers to the State Government to redress the grievances of local candidates and grant exemption to the employers.

Any “local candidate” (resident of Haryana) aggrieved by the action of any employer in violation of any provision of this Act, may file a complaint through electronic mode on the HUM portal to the concerned authorized officer, who will have to dispose-of the complaint within a period of 30 days, after giving an opportunity of being heard to both the parties and upload the decision on the portal, the rules stated.

“Local Candidate” means a candidate who is domiciled in the state of Haryana and having Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) issued by the State Government.

The 75 percent reservation law will be applicable to the employers of private sector companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms and any person who employs 10 or more persons on salary, wages or other remuneration for the purpose of manufacturing, carrying on business or rendering any service in Haryana.

It will be mandatory for all these employers to register all their employees drawing gross monthly salary or wages not more than Rs 30,000 on the designated HUM portal.

Till date, 20646 companies have registered online on the HUM portal in the state.According to the rules, any employer who seeks exemption from the provisions of the Act, will have to apply on the HUM portal and furnish reasonable grounds for granting such exemption mentioning there in the specific requirement of qualification, skill and experience for the said post, it stated.

After due consideration of such requests, an order shall be passed by the authorized officer within a period of 15 days and any exemption granted to an employer shall be valid for a maximum period of one year from the date of grant of the exemption, the rules added.

The rules further stated that every employer will have to maintain digital records related to number of employees, number of local candidates, record of exemption obtained among other relevant records and make them available for inspection and verification by the designated officers of the State Government.