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Last week, the Haryana government notified a new law that requires 75% of private sector jobs in the state, up to a specified salary slab, to be reserved for local candidates. The state government claims that this law will help provide jobs to locals, especially to the youth in the state. But industry representatives and economists say that this will actually make things worse. Moreover, legal experts say the law could also be challenged on constitutional grounds.
First, Karunjit Singh, who writes for the Business Bureau of the Indian Express (IE), talks about what the law entails, why the businesses feel this will hamper their growth and would fail to provide employment to locals.
Next, Udit Misra, who writes on the economy for IE, talks about the problem of unemployment in Haryana, the reason it is high, and why this new law will worsen the situation.
And in the end, Apurva Vishwanath, who writes on law for IE, talks about why such laws are legally suspect and the government’s argument for reservation in private jobs.
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