In response to Punjab and Haryana High Court’s decision to suspend the state’s law requiring a 75 percent quota for local residents in private sector jobs, the Haryana Government filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Friday.
After Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned it for urgent listing, a Bench led by CJI NV Ramana agreed to take it up on February 7.
I appeared before the high court, so I can make a statement that the court proceeded to stay the Act after giving me an opportunity of hearing for 90 seconds. In preparation for today’s filing, we prepared the SLP… Please list it on Monday subject to my placing an order, Mehta told the Bench. I’d like to say much more. On Thursday, the High Court of Haryana stayed the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, and admitted a petition challenging its constitutionality.. A petition from various Faridabad, Gurugram, and other industrial associations prompted the court to rule in favour of the petitioners.
The law, which was announced in November of last year, mandates that by January 15, 2022, 75% of private sector jobs paying less than Rs 30,000 a month will be reserved for local youth.