Haryana govt's law mandating 75% job reservation for locals to come into effect from Jan 15, 2022

It will be helpful if you could provide more clarification on this, please. Also is the applicable to skilled and technical labour or just unskilled and semi-skilled labour. Thank you

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Hi Rohin,

Haryana has recently passed a law i.e., the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020.

This State Legislation is to provide 75% job reservation to the local candidates in Haryana. The Rs.50,000/- gross salary slab has been modified as Rs.30,000/- through a subsequent notification dated 06 November 2021. This will be effective from 15 January 2022.

Applicability
This Act is applicable to all the 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.

Compulsory Registration
On and from the date of commencement of this Act, every 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, on the designated portal, within three months of coming into force of this Act:
Provided that no person shall be employed or engaged by any employer till the registration
of all such employees is completed on the designated portal.

Note: The aforesaid 50k slab has been modified as 30k. The process for registration on the designated portal shall be prescribed under the rules notified by the Government, from time to time.

Recruitment
After the commencement of this Act, 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, from time to time:
Provided that the local candidates may be from any district of the State, but the employer
may, at his option, restrict the employment of local candidates from any district to ten percent of the total number of local candidates:
Provided further that no local candidate shall be eligible to avail the benefits under this Act
unless he registers himself on the designated portal.

Exemption
(1) The employer may claim exemption from recruiting local candidates, where the 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, as may be prescribed.

(2) The Designated Officer shall, after such inquiry, as he deems fit and after evaluating
the attempt made by the employer to recruit local candidates of the desired skill, qualification or proficiency, may either-

(i) accept the claim of the employer for exemption from recruitment of local candidates; or
(ii) reject the claim of the employer for exemption for reasons to be recorded in writing; or
(iii) direct the employer to train local candidates to achieve the desired skill, qualification, or proficiency.

(3) Every order made by the Designated Officer shall be placed on the website of the Government.

You may refer to the Act and its subsequent notification shared here below:
Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020.pdf (167.3 KB)

Haryana SELCA Notification - 01112021.pdf (1.1 MB)

Regards,
Bhuvana Anand

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Thank you so much for providing this information. This has been very helpful.

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