Haryana approves Bill to Reserve 75 Per Cent Private Jobs for Locals

The Governor of Haryana, Satyadev Narayan Arya, has approved a bill to reserve 75 per cent jobs in Private sector jobs for the people of the state. Reservation will be provided in every company, trust and society. Thus, the “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020” has now come into force in the State of Haryana from March 2, 2020.

Background

The state assembly had passed the “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020” in the year 2020. The bill seeks to provide a quota for local people for the jobs in private sector offering the monthly salary of less than rupee 50,000. The state government have passed this bill stating that the reservation will be socially, economically and environmentally desirable. Further, to provide reservations in private sector jobs for locals was main election promise of the Jannayak Janata Party. This party in in power with its alliance with BJP after winning 10 seats out of 90 seats.

Key provisions of the bill

The bill which was tabled by the Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana, Dushyant Chautala, provides for following provisions:

  1. The bill provides for the private sector companies to compulsorily reserve 75% of the jobs for the people with a salary up to 50,000 in the state.
  2. The bill also comprises of a clause that companies can invoke if they do not find any suitable candidates. In such cases, companies can hire people from outside. However, for this purpose, they need to inform this to the government.
  3. As per the bill, the companies are required to register the details of the employees who are getting Rs. 50,000 of salary per month. If the companies failed to do so within three months, they will attract penalties.

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