Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on 30 August 2014 amended Reservation Act 2004. The amendment bill provides five percent reservation in jobs to Pahari-speaking people of the state.
The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill 2014 was passed in the J & K Legislative Assembly house with a voice vote. The objective of the Bill is to provide reservation to the Pahari-speaking people of the Jammu and Kashmir state.
The Pahari-speaking people are economically, socially, and educationally backward and are not able to compete with the more advanced sections of the society in the J & K state. The Bill was proposed by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah about the reservation on 15 August 2014 providing job opportunities to the Pahari-speaking people of the J & K state.
Who: Jammu and Kashmir
When: 30 August 2014