Haryana to reserve 75% jobs for local candidates, “Nobody is going to lose the job,” says Chautala

The cabinet has approved a proposal to draft a bill for the reservation of jobs in the state. Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala clarifies no existing posts shall be affected.


Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has been pro-active in tacking the situation of unemployment in the state. Clarifying the government’s proposal to bring an ordinance to reserve 75 per cent of private sector jobs in the state for local candidates, he said the new law will not affect the already employed workers.

“Nobody who is already employed is going to lose the job,” said Chautala, who is also the state’s industries minister, adding that the move will apply to new appointments only after the ordinance is promulgated and notified.

While interacting with beneficiaries of Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) during a webinar, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said the state government is laying special emphasis on skilling youths to make them employable.

Recently, Khattar had announced that the state Cabinet has approved a proposal for drafting “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Ordinance, 2020” to address the unemployment of local population on priority basis. The ordinance aims at reserving 75% of new jobs with salaries less than ₹50,000 a month in private firms, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms and partnership firms for local youths.

If suitable local candidates are not available for a particular category of job, a provision to approach the labour commissioner to allow firms to hire candidates from outside the state will be inserted.

There can be no doubt that the law is a threat to people outside the state, looking for lucrative job opportunities. It will also cost the company in its incapacity to employ a better qualified candidate applicant at the same pay slab.

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