Local industries are opposing the Haryana government’s law reserving 75% of private jobs for locals. This latest opposition came after Haryana government mandated the employment of local candidates in private sector jobs, offering them a gross monthly salary of up to Rs 30,000.
As per the law, all the shops, showrooms and industries in the Haryana state have to ensure that maximum of the working staff (at least 10 people) should be local. This mainly covers all the private companies, societies, firms in the state of Haryana.
To raise their concern over this mandate, many industry associations ranging from Manesar, Gurugram, Sonipat etc had approached the Punjab High Court earlier in 2021.
"The associations had gone to the high court against this law before, but the court had said that let it be a gazette notification, after which the court will hear the matter. In the eyes of industries and associations, this law is not correct, as it will not benefit the state," said Manoj Tyagi, General Secretary, IMT Industrial Association.
Satish Chand, ex-President, IMT Manesar Association said that all types of technical skills are not available in Haryana. The decisions like whom to employ, who is suitable for which job etc. should be left to the industrialists, and the government shouldn't interfere in these matters.
According to Haryana Government’s notification, the new law will come into effect from January 15th, 2022.