In a setback to the Manohar Lal Khattar government, the law providing 75 per cent reservation in private sector jobs to residents of the state was declared “unconstitutional” and struck down by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday.
Justices GS Sandhawalia and Harpreet Kaur Jeewan also held the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020.ultra powers(without or without due authority) and would be “null and void from the date of entry into force”, he said.
Senior advocate Akshay Bhan, counsel for one of the petitioners, said the bench had completely quashed the law and it was alleged by the petitioners that the action violated Articles 14 and 19 of the Constitution.
In its 83-page judgment, the court said: “We are of the opinion that the writ petitions should be allowed and it is held that the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 is unconstitutional and in violation of Part III of the Constitution of India and is accordingly ultra vires and the same is It is invalid from the date it enters into force.”
The court had accepted several petitions against the law, which comes into effect from January 15, 2022, and has granted 75 per cent reservation to government candidates in jobs in the private sector, which includes jobs offering maximum gross monthly salary or remuneration up to Rs 30,000.
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