75% reservation in private sector jobs for Haryana domiciled persons is ultra vires to the Constitution: P&H HC

The Punjab & Haryana High Court (P&H HC), dealing with issue of vires of the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020 (2020 Act), which provides for 75% reservation for employment of local candidates of Haryana in the private sector, has held that the 2020 Act deals with certain specific requirement of residence for employment, which is within the exclusive domain of the Parliament by virtue of Art. 16(3) & Art.35 r/w. Entry 81 of List –I of the Constitution thus, the enactment of 2020 Act was beyond the purview of Haryana State Legislature & hence, ultra vires to the Constitution.