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A notification issued by the Haryana state government on November 6. says that 75 per cent of the jobs in the private sector should be reserved for locals in Haryana. The new rule will come into effect from January 15, 2022.
The act will be applicable to 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.
The legislation, Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020, was passed by the state assembly in November last year and approved by the Governor on February 26. As per the law, 75 per cent of jobs in the private sector should be reserved for locals. However, the quota will apply only for jobs that offer a gross monthly salary of up to Rs 50,000.
It will be mandatory for all these employers to register all their employees drawing a gross monthly salary or wages not more than Rs 30,000 on the designated portal available on the official website of the Labour Department, Haryana.
A three-fourth reservation for the local population in private sector jobs was one of the major promises made by the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) before the 2019 assembly polls. The party pushed ahead with its job quota agenda after forming the coalition government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
The Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) had marked its opposition to the law, The IT/ITeS sector and tech industry had also voiced concern against the law, claiming that this would limit access to quality talent.