Cabinet approves new bill to help citizens residing along border in JK

Cabinet approves new bill to help citizens residing along border in JK

New Delhi, June 12: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, that will go a long way in providing relief to people residing along international border. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters that the new draft will be introduced in both Houses of Parliament in the forthcoming session.
He said the move is in keeping with its pro people initiatives and specially for those at the last mile of development.
The Cabinet decision is a reflection of Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a pro people Government committed to ‘SabkaSaath, SabkaVikaas and Sabka Vishwas’, Mr Javadekar said.
The citizens can now avail reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in different professional courses, he said.
The Bill will replace “The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance,2019” by amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and bringing persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC).
The people living in Jammu and Kashmir areas adjoining international border were not included in the ambit of the Jammu and Kashmir reservation Act, 2004 and Rules, 2005.
It provides for reservation in direct recruitment, promotions and admission in different professional courses to various categories including residents of Areas adjoining Actual Line of Control.
During the President’s Rule the powers of the State Assembly vest with the Parliament and hence it has been decided to replace the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 with the Bill to be placed in both the Houses of Parliament, an official note said.