Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High court on Thursday granted an interim stay on the Haryana government’s law providing 75 per cent reservation in private sector jobs for residents of the state.

The counsel for one of the petitioner’s, which had challenged the Act, said the court has granted the interim stay.

The order has come as a relief for companies operating in the state which feel that the law would have a bearing on their future business operations and investments.

The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, provides 75 per cent reservation in the private sector to job seekers from the state. The law came into force from January 15.

The Act is applicable to employers of private sector companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms and any person who employs 10 or more persons on salary, wages or other remuneration for the purpose of manufacturing, carrying on business or rendering any service in Haryana.

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