Govt to give reservation benefits to people living along Indo-Pak border in J&K

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New Delhi: People living along the India-Pakistan international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir will get the benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in different professional courses, at par with those living along the Actual Line of Control (ALoC). The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday.

In keeping with its pro-people initiatives and especially for those at the last mile of development, the Union Cabinet cleared the decks for approval of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which will be introduced in the forthcoming session of Parliament, according to an official statement.

“The Cabinet decision is a reflection of Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a pro-people government committed to Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas and Sabka Vishwas,” the statement said.

The move will go a long way in providing relief to the people living in areas adjoining the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

They can now avail the benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in different professional courses, the statement said.

The Bill will replace the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 through amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and bringing the persons residing in areas adjoining the IB within the ambit of reservation, at par with those living in areas adjoining the ALoC.

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