Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim stay on the provision of 75 percent reservation in jobs to Haryana domiciles in the private sector. The state government had enacted a law ‘The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act 2020 ‘to grant this reservation to the Haryana domiciles, which was notified on 6 November 2021 and scheduled to come into effect on 15 January 2022.

The bench of Justice Ajay Tiwari and Justice Pankaj Jain granted stay on petition moved by Faridabad Industries Association challenging the Act.

The Act applies to jobs offering a maximum gross monthly salary or wages of Rs 30000. As per the law violation of any provision under this Act was to be deemed a punishable offense.