CHANDIGARH: The much-touted Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020, providing 75% reservation in private sector industries for the domiciles of the state, finally became a law after it was notified on Tuesday. As per the notification, issued by the law and legislative department of the state, governor Satyadeo Narain Arya gave his assent to the bill on February 26.
The bill was passed by the Haryana assembly on November 5 but was pending before the governor. Arya had sought some clarification from the government on certain issues regarding the constitutional validity of the proposed law, including the possibility of violation of the right to equality provided under the Constitution.
The new law provides for 75% employment to local candidates for jobs having a salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month in various privately managed companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms and partnership firms, which employ 10 or more people. But, employers will have the option to recruit only 10% candidates from one district.