Haryana job quota law is disaster: FICCI

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) said the Haryana government’s new legislation that provides reservation in private jobs for local candidates will “spell disaster” for industrial development in the state.

The industrial body also said that this move of the state government is against the spirit of Constitution which grant the right to work anywhere in the country.

According to the Chairman of FICCI Uday Shankar, the legality of the Act is prima facie suspect and may not be able to withstand judicial scrutiny on the touchstone of Article 19(1)(g) and 16(2) of the Constitution of India.

Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya has given assent to the bill providing 75 per cent reservation in the private sector to job seekers from the state. The quota will initially apply for 10 years.

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