The Haryana State Legislative Assembly has passed the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020, to provide 75% employment to local candidates in new employments in various companies, societies, trusts, and limited liability partnership firms situated in the state of Haryana. This provision will be for local candidates for all jobs with a monthly gross salary or wages are not more than Rs 30,000/-.

No. Every employer shall be required to employ 75 per cent local candidates in new employment after the commencement of this Act, for the posts where the gross monthly salary or wages are not more than Rs. 30,000 or as notified by the government from time to time. The legislature is not intended to achieve a situation where 75% of the entire workforce will be from Local Candidates. The Act applies to new recruitments only i.e. not with retrospective effect.
The Act applies to all the ‘Employers’ of the State of Haryana, which are as under -
  1. All companies, partnership firms, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms,
  2. any person / employer employing 10 or more employees in any trade /business/ manufacturing / enterprises.
All employers in the private sector in the State of Haryana are required to provide 75% employment of new jobs to the local candidates (candidates who have a domicile in the State) for the job, where salary / wages are not more than Rs. 30,000/-.
Yes, all the employers are required to register their existing employees on the designated portal within a period of three months commencing from 15.01.2022. An employer can initiate any new recruitment process after completing online registration of existing employees.
For this purpose, Designated Portal may be visited which is specially designed for this purpose and fill the form / provide the information available there.
Yes, if any local candidate wants to be considered for employment under this Act, such candidate has to register on the portal as Local Candidate.
The existing employees who are receiving salary / wages not more than Rs. 30,000/- irrespective of their State of domicile, are required to be registered online within a period of three months w.e.f. 15.01.2022.
Employers may claim an exemption from providing 75% employment in new jobs to locals if adequate number of local candidates of desired skill, qualification, or proficiency are not available for the said category of jobs.
Every employer will have to furnish a quarterly report on the designated portal and mention details about local candidates employed and appointed during that period. The reports furnished by the employer will be scrutinized by the authorized officers not below the rank of Sub-Divisional Officers. These officers shall have the powers to call for any record, information or document in possession of any employer for the purposes of verifying the report furnished by them. The officer will also have the right to enter the employer’s work premises to examine any record, register, document if the officer has a reason to believe that the employer has committed an offence under this Act or the rules made thereunder.