Haryana governor approves bill that provides 75 per cent employment to local population

March 02, 2021 | Updated 6:46 pm

Haryana governor approves bill that provides 75 per cent employment to local population

Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya on Tuesday (March 2) approved the Haryana State Employment Local Candidates Act, 2020 which provides reserves 75 per cent of the private sector jobs for the people of the state.

The announcement was made by Haryana’s Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala. The bill was passed by the legislative assembly on  November 5, 2020.

According to the provisions of the act will be valid for a period of up to 10 years from the date of its commencement. The act covers Companies, Societies, Trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms, that employ 10 or more people.

Furthermore, training has to be provided to the local candidates in case there is a lack of qualified or suitable candidates.

The bill is approved at a time when the state government is facing heat from the farmers’ protest which is ongoing since November 26. However, the bill will be applicable to only those jobs that have a gross salary of up to Rs 50,000 per month.