Haryana cabinet approved draft bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes

Mar 28, 2016 15:07 IST

Haryana cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 28 March 2016 approved the draft bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes in government jobs and educational institutions.

The BJP led government assured that the bill would be tabled in the ongoing Budget session of the state Assembly which is scheduled to continue till 31 March 2016.

The Bill proposes reservation for Jats and four other castes Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishnois and Tyagis by creating a new classification in the Backward Classes category.

The government plans to provide 10 per cent reservation in educational institutions and Class-III and IV government jobs for these communities.

It has proposed 6 per cent reservation for Jats and the four other castes in Class-I and Class-II jobs.

Apart from giving reservation to Jats, Haryana government has also proposed to bring a separate Bill for the setting up of a permanent Haryana Backward Classes Commission.

Background

Jat leaders have been demanding reservation in the existing Backward Classes (BC) category. The BC quota is bifurcated into two BC-A and BC-B having 16 and 11 per cent reservation, respectively.

They launched a stir demanding reservation in BC category in February 2016. The agitation had taken a violent turn and left 30 people dead and 320 persons injured and resulted in huge damage to property.

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