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SC hearing on Haryana’s 75% local quota in pvt jobs till Feb 11

hearing till February on the appeal of the Haryana government challenging

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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar had said last week that his government will fight the case against the HC order strongly

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till 11 February the hearing on an appeal filed by the Haryana government against a Punjab and Haryana High Court order staying the law providing 75% reservation for state residents in private sector jobs.

The Punjab and Haryana HC on Thursday put on hold the Haryana government’s law. The court had said that it failed to find merit in the state’s arguments on treating the legislation prima facie valid in the interests of the unemployed youth in the state.

SC adjourns hearing on Haryana’s 75% local quota in pvt jobs till Feb 11

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for Haryana mentioned the matter before a bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices AS Bopanna and Hima Kohli for hearing the case today.

Mehta, appearing for the state government, urged the bench that the matter was urgent and may be listed for hearing on Tuesday.

As some other lawyers expressed difficulties, the bench listed the plea for consideration on February 11.

In March 2021, Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya had given his assent to the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020.

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