A new legislation has come into effect in the state of Haryana providing 75 per cent reservation in the private sector for job seekers from the state. The law was one of the key poll promises made by Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JJP), a coalition partner of the BJP in the state.
"Today is a historic day for the youth as from now priority for jobs would be given to the youth of Haryana in all private sector companies, institutions, trusts, societies and industries established in the state," said Deputy CM Chautala on Sunday.
"With the implementation of this system, new avenues for employment will open for lakhs of youth in the private sector," he added.
The rule came into effect on January 15 and would be applicable for ten years. Companies will now have to show their vacancies on the portal created by the Labour Department. It will be monitored continuously by the government.
The BJP-JJP government had notified the law to provide 75 per cent job reservation got locals in the private sector in November 2021. The law provides reservations for local youth in the private sector with an upper limit of gross monthly salary up to Rs 30,000. To provide some flexibility to the private companies that are hiring, the state government has also relaxed residency requirements from 15 years to five years so that a person can get a bona fide resident certificate in the state.