While hearing petitions against Haryana’s law that provided 75 per cent reservation to the state’s locals in the private sector, the Supreme Court struck down the government law. Justice GS Sandhawalia and Justice Harpreet Kaur Jeevan passed this order.
It is noted that the State Labor Department issued a notification in this regard on November 6, 2021. The law stipulates that 75 percent of jobs in new factories, industries or already established industries and institutions will be given to the original residents of Haryana. It is applicable only to posts with salary less than Rs 30,000 per month in various private companies, societies, trusts, private limited companies, partnerships etc. in the state of Haryana employing 10 or more persons. However, on February 3, 2022, the Supreme Court stayed the implementation of the law in the state. The Haryana government then approached the Supreme Court, which on February 17, 2022, set aside the Supreme Court order and directed the Supreme Court to decide the matter within four weeks.
As per the directions of the Supreme Court, the Supreme Court should take a decision on the matter by March 16, 2022. In this case, industrial organizations from Faridabad and Gurugram have filed a petition demanding a ban on the Employment Guarantee Act implemented in Haryana from January 15, 2022. Under the Employment Guarantee Act, it is envisaged that youth from Haryana will get 75 per cent jobs in the private sector, particularly in industry. But now the Supreme Court has struck down the government law.
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