A webinar to discuss the Implications of the Haryana Government’s job quota for locals in the light of recent judicial pronouncements was organised by NCAER. The webinar, the fourth of our webinar series titled ‘Conversations with NCAER’, was held with Neeraj Kaushal, Professor, Columbia University, Santosh Mehrotra, Visiting Professor, Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, and Arghya Sengupta, Founder and Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. The discussion was moderated by Mythili Bhusnurmath, Senior Adviser, NCAER.
The discussion focused on the implications of job quotas legislated by the Haryana state government, in the light of the Supreme Court setting aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s earlier stay on the job quota law. The recent order came on an appeal filed by the Haryana Government challenging the High Court order granting an interim stay on its law providing 75 per cent quota in private sector jobs for residents of the state.
Neeraj Kaushal is Professor of Social Policy at Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a labour and health economist and conducts research on how policies and events affect the well-being of low-income families, with special emphasis on immigrants.
Santosh Mehrotra is currently Visiting Professor, Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, and Adjunct Faculty at the Public Health Foundation of India. Earlier, he was the Director General of the Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi. His research interests include industry and trade issues, impact of macroeconomic policy on health and education, and the informal sector.
Arghya Sengupta is Founder and Research Director, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. His areas of specialisation are constitutional law and regulation of the digital economy. He has served on a number of government committees including the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-led committee of experts on a data protection framework for India.
Mythili Bhusnurmath is an economist-turned-banker-turned journalist and is presently Senior Adviser, NCAER, and Consulting Editor, ET Now TV.