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Haryana Private Job Quota: High Court Verdict Impact



  Nov 21, 2023

High Court Verdict on Private Job Quota



What was the law about?

The Haryana State government enacted a law providing 75% reservation in private sector jobs upto Rs.30,000 per month, for local candidates, aiming to prioritize employment for state residents.

Why was the law annulled?

The High Court annulled the law, suggesting it conflicted with Articles 14 (Equality before the law), 16 (Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment), and 19 (Protection of certain rights regarding freedom of speech, etc.) of the Indian Constitution.

What are Articles 14, 16, and 19?

Article 14: Guarantees equality before the law and equal protection of the laws within India.

Article 16: Ensures equality of opportunity in matters of public employment and prohibits discrimination.

Article 19: Provides the freedom to practice any profession, carry on any occupation, trade, or business.

Does this ruling affect other states?

While the ruling is specific to Haryana, it may influence similar policies in other states, as it sets a legal precedent on the issue of local job quotas in the private sector.

Can this decision be appealed?

Yes, the decision can be appealed to the Supreme Court of India, which is the highest judicial authority.

What is the significance for social sciences and government civil services examination candidates?

This case illustrates the balance between state policy-making and constitutional rights, highlighting the judiciary’s role in interpreting laws and their alignment with the Constitution. It is a vital example of governance, law, and policy for civil services examination preparations.

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