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Modi 2.0 Cabinet approves J&K Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019

Modi 2.0 Cabinet approves J&K Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019: Features, Benefits, Background

Modi 2.0 Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st July has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019 will open the way for the extension of 10 percent reservation for the poor in educational institutes and government offices of Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019, 10 percent reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) will be in addition to the existing reservations in the state.

Under the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill 2019, benefits would be given to those with an annual family income of less than Rs 8 lakh will be categorized as economically weaker and deemed eligible for the reservation quota. 

Background

The Supreme Court had earlier refused to order a stay on the government’s decision to grant 10 percent quota to economically weaker sections in jobs and admissions, however, later agreed to examine the validity of the law and issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed the reservation bill on 8th January 2019 and 9th January 2019 respectively and it was later signed by President Ram Nath Kovind.


 

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