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Union Cabinet Amends JK Reservation Act

  • February 28, 2019

New Delhi, Feb 28: Union cabinet today Amended the JK Reservation Act through an Ordinance to add the words ‘and International Border’ after the word ‘LAC’. According to a government press release, the decision was taken “so that the benefits of reservation available to residents of LAC are extended to IB. This would benefit residents in Jammu, Samba, Kathua.”

Through a Presidential Order, the 77th Constitutional Amendment 1995 was applied to J&K.
“This would give the benefit of reservation in promotion to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in government service.”
The official handout read: “Through a Presidential Order, apply the 103rd Constitutional Amendment 2019 to J&K. This would give the benefit of 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections among the general category people.

These were recommended by the SAC in it’s meeting last week to the Union Government.”

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