SAC approves draft amendments in J&K Reservation Act-2014

The International Border covers a population of around 3 lakhs spread over 350 villages in Jammu division. The amendment shall meet the long-standing demand of the people residing in the areas adjoining IB for their overall socio-economic and educational development.

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Jammu, Publish Date: Feb 22 2019 1:46AM | Updated Date: Feb 22 2019 1:54AM
SAC approves draft amendments in J&K Reservation Act-2014Info Deptt

The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved the draft amendments in the “Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act-2014” for extending the benefits of reservation to persons residing in the areas along the International Border (IB), an official spokesman said.

“The International Border covers a population of around 3 lakhs spread over 350 villages in Jammu division. The amendment shall meet the long-standing demand of the people residing in the areas adjoining IB for their overall socio-economic and educational development. The said demand was examined in consultation with J&K State Commission for Backward Classes and it was felt that persons residing in the areas adjoining IB are similarly situated as the persons residing in the areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALC), qualify for inclusion within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining Line of Actual Control,” the spokesman added.

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