All you need to know about Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019

  • The Union Minister Amit Shah will table the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the upper house of the Parliament today.
  • It has already been passed in the lower house of the Parliament on 1 July 2019.
  • The bill seeks 10% reservation quota for the economically weaker sections(EWS) in educational institutions and government jobs in the state.
  • The residents having annual income above ₹ 300,000 will not be included in the reservation category.
The Union Minister Amit Shah will table the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in the upper house of the Parliament today.

It has already been passed in the lower house of the Parliament on 1 July 2019. “We are bringing the bill with good intentions," Firstpost said, citing a BJP leader.

What is the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019?

The bill seeks 10% reservation quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in educational institutions and government jobs for the residents of the state. India introduced the 10% reservation for EWS in January 2019.

This includes reservation for state government posts, government medical colleges, dental colleges, and polytechnics, according to PRS Legislative Research.

What are the provisions under the bill?
It enables the residents living close to the international border in Jammu and Kashmir to enjoy the benefits of reservations in education, promotions and jobs.

According to the proposed scheme, the residents from areas adjoining the Line of Control will have to work in those areas for a minimum of seven years.

Who will benefit?
All residents with an annual income below ₹800,000 will benefit from the 10% reservation quota, if the bill goes through.

Who is not eligible?
The residents with an annual income above ₹ 300,000 will not be included in the reservation category. However, this is not applicable to the people residing close to the international borders and the Actual Line of Control (ALOC).


See also:
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Article 370 and Article 35A which give Kashmir a special status will be annulled, Amit Shah tells Indian Parliament
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