Haryana State Employment Of Local Candidates Bill, 2020
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and interventions
- On the lines of Andhra Pradesh government, Haryana too has announced that it wants 75% of private sector jobs in the state, till a certain salary slab, reserved for local candidates.
- The state Assembly has passed the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020 paving way for more employment opportunities for locals in private sector.
- All the companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms and any person employing 10 or more persons shall come under the ambit of this Act.
- It shall not include the central government or state government or any organisation owned by the central or state government.
- A candidate “who is domiciled in State of Haryana” is called a local candidate and shall be able to avail the benefit of this reservation while seeking employment in private sector.
- Every employer shall be required to employ 75% local candidates for the posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than Rs. 50,000 or as notified by the government from time to time.
- An employer can claim exemption from this 75% recruitment restriction, but only after going through a long procedure and only if the government appointed officers believe that the employer’s request seeking exemption holds merit.
- The employer can be fined with a minimum Rs. 10,000 to a maximum Rs. 2 lakh once it is established that the employer has committed a violation of provisions of the Act.
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Does this reservation Bill violate Article 16 of the Constitution of India?
- Concerns were raised in Haryana Vidhan Sabha that the Bill violates Article 16 of the Indian Constitution
- However, Haryana government claims that while Article 16 talks about the “public employment”, the Bill only pertains to “private sector employment”.