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Reservation in the Government jobs for the SC, ST and Other Castes in J&K

Reservation in the Government jobs for the SC, ST and Other Castes in J&K

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 683

ANSWERED ON: 20.11.2019

Reservation in J&K
Gopal Chinayya Shetty
Will the Minister of

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether a provision of reservation in the Government jobs for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Castes existed in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) before the revocation of Article 370 and 35A;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether revocation of Article 370 and 35A in the State has ensured reservation to the communities belonging to the reserved category;
(d) if so, the details thereof; and
(e) the number of people from the communities belonging to the reserved category to be benefited from this in the time to come?

ANSWER

(a) to (e): Yes, sir. Before the revocation of Article 370 and 35A, ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004’ was in force to provide reservation in jobs to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Socially and Educationally Backward Classes in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir. After revocation of Article 370, ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004’ is applicable to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Laddakh with certain amendments, as mentioned in ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019’. The number of people from the communities belonging to the reserved category to be benefited will be in proportion to the percentage of reservation for the respective categories.

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