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

A Bench of Justice Ajay Tewari and Justice Pankaj Jain has passed in the interim order in the case challenging the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for the state of Haryana.

The order has come as a relief for companies 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 and came into force on 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.

With PTI inputs