43 villages along Indo-Pak border notified for reservation benefits

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J&K government has notified 43 villages within 0-6 km along Indo-Pak border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts for reservation benefits.

“SO 59 – In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (iiia) of rule 2 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules, 2005 and in amplification to notification SO-226 of 2020 of July 17, 2020, the government on the recommendations of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, hereby declares 43 villages as “area adjoining to the International Border,” reads a notification issued by the Social Welfare Department, J&K government on Monday.

In this notification, 21 villages of Jammu district have been notified for reservation benefits. The villages notified also included Akhnoor, Bandral Kalan and Rakh Dhok in Akhnoor tehsil besides 15 villages of RS Pura. Singhu Teda and Chumbian Bhawan in Makwal of Jammu South falling within 1 to 2 km from International Border have also been notified for reservation benefits. “Both these villages in Makwal are un-inhabited,” as per the notification.

The government has also notified 17 villages of Kathua district and five villages in Samba district for reservation benefits.