The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020 of the BJP-JJP coalition government, which provides Haryana residents with 75 percent reservation in private sector jobs, has been halted by the High Court. In response to the High Court's judgment, the Haryana government would file an SLP (Special Leave Petition) in the Supreme Court. Dushyant Chautala, the Deputy Chief Minister, stated, "We shall continue to fight for this."
The High Court had already denied the Faridabad Industries Association's request for a hearing on their appeal against reservation before January 15, as the Act was set to take effect in Haryana on that date. The High Court had scheduled a hearing on this case in February due to Corona. The industry had submitted an application claiming that if the case is heard after January 15, there will be no reason for their petition, thus either the act should be delayed or the case should be heard immediately, but the High Court ruled that this was not the case. However, the hearing will not take place until February.
The Faridabad Industries Association and others challenged the Act giving Haryana residents 75 percent reservation in private sector jobs. The High Court has issued a notice to the government, asking why it should not place a stay on the government's action, although the hearing is scheduled for February. The Employment Act 2020 was demanded to be repealed in the petition filed in this case. According to the petition, there is a risk of industrial migration from Haryana as a result of the law's implementation, as well as a violation of the rights of young people with actual abilities.
According to the appeal, the Haryana government's decision is unjust to merit. Selecting youth for work in the reserved sector rather than the open sector will have a negative impact. This government action is beyond its jurisdiction and goes against many Supreme Court decisions, hence it should be overturned. According to the appeal, the Haryana government is implementing the son of the earth policy in the private sector, which is a breach of employers' fundamental rights because private-sector jobs are only based on merit and talent. The reservation has been placed on hold by the High Court today.