Punjab and Haryana High Court stays Haryana’s law on 75% domicile reservation in private sector jobs
[03 February 2022] The Punjab and Haryana High Court granted an interim stay on the Haryana government’s law providing for 75% reservation for state domicile in the private sector. The stay on the law came from the Bench of Justice Ajay Tewari and Justice Pankaj Jain on a Writ petition challenging the vires of the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020.
The plea had been moved last month by the Faridabad Industries Association (FIA) before the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Admitting the plea, the Court also issued a notice to the state government.
It may be noted that the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020, which was notified on November 6, 2021, seeks to provide 75 percent reservation for local candidates in private sector jobs that offer a salary of less than Rs 30,000 a month. The Act is scheduled to come into effect on 15 January 2022.