The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed the law passed by the state government to give 75 percent reservation to youth belonging to the state in the private sector.
The law under the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 is applicable in industries having more than 10 employees and came into effect on January 15.
A Bench headed by Justice Ajay Tewari, while staying the order, admitted a bunch of petitions challenging the law to provide reservation to the domiciles of the state.
Under the law, a provision has been made to impose a fine, ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 lakh, on the industries which do not employ local candidates.
In a petition, the Gurgaon Industrial Association said the impugned Act was against the provisions of the Constitution and also against the basic principle of meritocracy that acted as the foundation for businesses to grow and remain competitive.