SC sets aside high court order staying 75 percent quota in private jobs for Haryana locals
New Delhi/IBNS: In a win for the Manohar Lal Khattar government, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court order, which had stayed the 75 percent quota for the local people of Haryana in private sector jobs, media reports said.
Setting aside the previous order, the Supreme Court has asked the respective high court to decide on the matter saying that the previous judgement was passed without sufficient reasons.
The top court has, however, asked the Haryana government to refrain from taking coercive steps for now against the private sector employers who are not following the new law.
The law, which was passed in Nov 2021 and came into effect in Jan 2022, is applicable to jobs offering Rs. 30,000 as maximum salary or wage per month.
After the high court stayed the law, the coalition government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) challenged the order in the Supreme Court earlier this month.