By: Pune Pulse
November 18, 2023
In a major setback to the Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed the Haryana government’s decision to grant 75 per cent reservation in private sector jobs to the locals whose monthly salary is less than Rs 30,000. The High Court, in its ruling, has also commented that the reservation given by the Haryana government is unconstitutional.
This decision of the High Court is important for other states of the country in many ways.As per information, the Haryana government approved the ‘Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act’ in 2020. According to this law, 75 per cent of reservation was reserved in local jobs for employees earning less than 30,000 per month.
For this, the citizens were required to provide a domicile certificate. But the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the government to withdraw this decision.In many petitions which were filed against this law, it was alleged that this law would increase job opportunities in the private sector on a residential basis instead of merit. In a way, this will increase the chances of giving jobs based on residence, ignoring the qualifications, which will hurt the efficiency of the private sector.
The High Court has justified all these petitions filed against this law and has completely rejected this law of the Haryana government and issued orders to cancel it.