The Haryana State Employment Of Local Candidates Bill, 2020
The Government of Haryana vide Gazette No. 33-HLA of 2020/83/16641 has proposed “The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020" to provide reservation to the local candidates of Haryana in private employment. The below mentioned is the brief of the bill (1) Applicability:- The said Act is applicable for Companies, Societies, Trusts, Limited Liability Partnership firms, Partnership Firm and any person employing ten or more persons and an entity, as may be notified by the Government, from time to time. (2) Registration Liability:- The employer shall register such employees receiving a gross monthly salary or wages not more than fifty thousand rupees or as notified by the Government, from time to time. (3) Recruitment Liability:- Every employer shall employ seventy-five percent of the local candidates with respect to such posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than fifty thousand rupees or as notified by the Government. (4) Exemption:- Employer may seek exemption from the requirement as mentioned in above para (3) where an adequate number of local candidates of the desired skill, qualification, or proficiency is not available by applying to the Designated Officer in such form and manner. (5) Consequences:- The penalty which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees, but which may extend up to fifty thousand rupees.
Please refer to the bill attached for more information.
An article discussing various issues also attached.
It's likely other states also might follow suit with this kind of bill/ordinances, especially those going to polls shortly. Such initiative would trigger nation wide debate or need for a national policy on these developments at a time when the country should concentrate on 'ease of doing business' initiatives amidst efforts to eradicate damages caused by the pandemic and dependable vaccination to cover atleast half of country's population also should gain importance over anything else to avert 2nd & 3rd waves.
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