Haryana: 75% quota for locals in private jobs challenged in High Court
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.
Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill 2020 was recently passed in the month of November 2020.
According to TOI report, Industrial Welfare Association Panchkula has filed a petition before Punjab and Haryana High Court. In the petition, IWAP said 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 petition is expected to come up for hearing on Thursday.
The petitioner body 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.
Recently Haryana Government passed a bill to give 75 per cent reservation in private sector jobs to youth from the state, an election promise made by ruling alliance partner Jannayak Janta Party.
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.