Haryana govt officials to frame rule for Job quota soon

CHANDIGARH: The Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya gave assent to the bill providing 75% reservation in the private sector to job seekers from the state. The quota will initially apply for 10 years. Apart from tackling unemployment among locals, the government has said the law will discourage the influx of migrants seeking low-income jobs, which has a significant impact on infrastructure and leads to the proliferation of slums.

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala announced on Sunday that his government will hold a meeting to frame rules for the new legislation on job reservation for local candidates on March 8.

In a key development on Tuesday, the state government notified a law to ensure that 75% of the jobs in the private sector companies are reserved for local candidates. However, the decision is extensively criticised from the state’s commerce chamber as well as Opposition parties with many claiming that the law would “spell disaster” for industrial development and private investment in the state.

On the other hand, the Haryana government is set to launch an employment drive in all 22 districts of the state. Chautala informed that a draft has been formed after eight rounds of talks and further discussions would be held to finalise the rules. “We will invite suggestions from all industry associations for framing the rules,” he said.