Haryana To Bring 75% Quota For Locals In Private Sector Jobs

Haryana To Bring 75% Quota For Locals In Private Sector Jobs

Reservation in private jobs was a poll promise of Dushyant Chautala's JJP during pollsChandigarh: The Haryana government has passed a bill providing 75 per cent reservation for local candidates applying to private sector jobs in the state that pay less than Rs 50,000 per month.The bill, tabled by Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala (also the state's Labour Minister), also contains a clause companies can invoke if suitable local candidates cannot be found. In such cases they may hire from outside so long as they inform the government of such a step.Since the clause contravenes Article 14 and 19 of the Constitution (equality before the law and the right to practice any profession anywhere in the country), the bill - the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill - needs the assent of President Ram Nath Kovind before it becomes law.In August the Haryana government said it would introduce this bill in the next Assembly session after an ordinance proposed on the subject failed to get Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya's consent.The Governor had forwarded the ordinance, which had been approved by the state cabinet in July, to President Kovind and it has, since, been reserved for his consideration.The 75 per cent reservation had been promised by Mr Chautala while campaigning for Assembly elections in October last year. Mr Chautala and the JJP finished third in - behind the BJP and Congress - but stitched together a last-gasp alliance with the former to form the government.In July Mr Chautala spoke to NDTV on the ordinance and said it would only be applicable to companies with more than 10 employees. He said: "This will help residents get employment in the state. This kind of law exists in other states and we need to create employment in Haryana".The JJP chief pointed to automobile major Maruti, which has a manufacturing plant in Manesar near Delhi, and said: "Maruti doesn't even have 20 per cent staff from Haryana"."We want to create employment in the state so that GST is also generated in the state," he added.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comMr Chautala further said that companies were required to register jobs paying below Rs 50,000 on a government-run portal that they could use to find suitable candidates. Failure to register, he added, would invite a fine ranging between Rs 25,000 and Rs 1 lakh.The Deputy Chief Minister also said that domicile certificates would be mandatory for a candidate to claim these benefits under this scheme. Comments