Haryana [HPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Haryana to Reserve 75 percent Jobs with Less than Rs 50,000 Salary in the Private Sector of the State for Locals

In order to address the growing rate of unemployment in the state on a priority basis, under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar, the Haryana Cabinet on 6th July 2020 has approved a proposal for drafting an Ordinance under which 75 percent of the jobs with a salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month will be reserved for the locals of Haryana in the state.

In the month of June 2020, Haryana had the highest unemployment rate among all states in the country. The unemployment rate in June 2020 was 33.6 percent.

The proposed draft Ordinance is named ‘Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Ordinance 2020’. The Ordinance will be presented before the Council of Ministers in the next meeting, after approval by the Council of Ministers the Ordinance will require the assent of the Governor of the Haryana and then the President of India for implementation or coming into effect.

The Ordinance after coming into effect will be applicable for all privately managed Companies, Trusts, Partnership Firms, Societies, etc that are situated in the state of Haryana. The Ordinance will also have an Exemption Clause for Industries and Businesses were suitable local candidates are not available.

Unemployment Rate fell to 10.9 % in June from 23.5 % in May 2020

With Unlock 1 from 8th June 2020, economic activities have resumed in the country as a result of which after two months the unemployment rate has fallen significantly. As per the data for the month of June 2020 released by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), the unemployment rate in June 2020 was 10.9 percent in India (Urban-12.02 % and Rural- 10.52%).

The unemployment rate reached an all-time high of 23.52 percent in the country in the month of April due to the nationwide lockdown. It remained similar in May 2020 with 23.48 percent. But with the significant fall in June 2020 and the GST collection for June 2020 reaching 91 percent of the GST collection in June 2019, it can be suggested that the worst for the Indian economy has passed for now.

With Unlock 2 beginning on 1st July 2020, it can be expected that the Unemployment Rate can further normalize during the month.

Unemployment Rate in India has continuously declined

As per data by CMIE, the unemployment rate in India on 8th June was 21.33 percent. Since then, this rate has declined every day.

State-wise Unemployment Rate in June 2020

Assam with 0.6 percent unemployment had the lowest unemployment rate in the country in the month of June 2020, while Haryana with 33.6 percent had the highest unemployment rate in June 2020 among all the states in the country.