On February 17, 2022, the Supreme Court set aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court order staying the controversial law of the government of Haryana providing for 75% reservation for the local youth in private sector jobs paying less than Rs 30,000 a month. The Court observed that the High Court had not given sufficient reasons for stopping the Haryana law in its tracks. Without going into the merits of the matter, the Court ordered that the High Court should decide the petition before it expeditiously and not later than a period of four weeks. At the same time, the Court directed the state government not to take any “coercive steps” against employers for violating the Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Act, 2020.
Recently, a trainee IAS officer of the 2018 batch was caught on camera issuing orders to “smash the heads” of agitating farmers at Bastara Toll Plaza in Karnal district of Haryana. Some years ago, a senior IAS officer of the state had ordered some firemen in Chandigarh to jump from the fire brigade vehicle “to test their fitness”, resulting in leg fractures in many of them
The National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, Government of India, have been asked to submit reports with respect to the adverse impact of farmers agitation on various aspects and observance of COVID Protocols at the protests sites;
Aggrieved over the close links between the political class and the police, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana hit out at officers who wanted to be in the good books of the ruling party and misused the rule of law.
The court said, “the criteria mentioned for identifying such of those persons who are socially advanced have not been taken into account by the Government of Haryana while issuing the notification dated 17.08.2016.”
Haryana State authorities failed in upholding citizen's right to a clean environment, said National Green Tribunal, while flaying Haryana over its failure to control sewage overflow on National Highway-19
The Supreme Court bench led by CJI N.V. Ramana said the plea was compiled on the strength of newspaper reports and refused to hear it. The plea said Muslims were forcing Hindus in the district to convert to Islam by threatening them with force.
The Supreme Court today appointed a committee, headed by the Secretary of the Jal Shakti Ministry, to ascertain the quality and quantity of water coming from Haryana and being treated at Wazirabad Plant, for supply to the national capital.