The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Monday demanded reservation for Haryana youth in the private sector jobs.

Demanding employment and justice for the youth of the state in a memorandum submitted to the Governor, INLD’s member of Parliament (MP) from Hisar said there should be reservations in jobs for the Haryana youth in the private sector.

He drew the attention of the Governor to the rules in vogue in many states of the country that reserve jobs for the bona fide residents of those states. For example, he said, in Himachal Pradesh industrial enterprises undergoing substantial expansion reserve at least 70 per cent jobs for the local bona fide residents.

Similarly, in Maharashtra, industrial houses have to ensure a minimum of 50 per cent jobs for the locals. He pointed out that even in Telengana jobs are reserved for the locals. Chautala lamented that while lakhs of jobs are created in Gurugram yet the representation of Haryana youth is abysmal.

He accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of going back on its promises to the youth while seeking their support during the 2014 polls.

He reminded that the BJP had promised in its manifesto to reserve 25 per cent jobs in private sector for the youth of Haryana as well as giving a monthly allowance of Rs 6,000 for Class XII pass unemployed youth and Rs 9,000 per month to graduates and post graduates in return of 100 hours part time jobs. But these promises have not been fulfilled by the ruling party.

The INLD leader said the youth of the state have been consistently exploited by the BJP government. “A mere 20 per cent of the advertised posts have been filled during the four years though the government collects lakhs of rupees from the unemployed youth in the name of application forms. The government had advertised for 64,013 posts, but, had only filled 13,551 posts,” he said.