Haryana to provide 75% reservation for locals in private jobs

Chautala had tabled the private job reservation bill last year and it was passed by Assembly on Nov 5

Dushyant, Chautala, JJP
Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party had fought 2019 assembly polls promising reservation for locals in private jobs | File Photo

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday (March 2) said that the Governor has approved a bill for reservation of 75% private jobs for the people of the state, nearly five months after it was passed by the state assembly.

“This is the day of great happiness for the youths of the state…the youths of the state now will get 75 percent reservation in private jobs…they will get reservation in every company, society and trust,” reports quoted Chautala as saying.

Chautala’s Jannayak Janta Party had fought the 2019 assembly polls promising reservation for locals in private jobs. His party won 10 out of 90 seats seats and went on to tie up with the BJP to form government in the state.

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The deputy chief minister had tabled the private job reservation bill last year. It was passed by the Assembly on November 5, 2020. The legislation seeks to make it compulsory for all companies to provide 75% reservation to locals with up to ₹50,000 salary per month. The companies, however, can invoke a clause if it does not find suitable local candidates, and hire from outside after informing the government.

The bill also makes it mandatory for firms to register with the government the details of the employees receiving salary up to ₹50,000, within three months of it becoming a law, failing which they’ll face a penalty.

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