J&K

Cabinet approves bill for 10% reservation to Jammu and Kashmir’s EWS in jobs and educational institutions

New Delhi: The Union cabinet approved a bill on Wednesday to provide up to 10 percent reservation to Jammu and Kashmir’s economically-weaker sections in jobs and educational institutions.

According to an official statement, the cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, at a meeting.

The approval “would pave the way of extending the benefit of reservation of up to 10 percent for ‘economically weaker sections (EWS)’ in educational institutions and public employment alongside existing reservations, it said. (PTI)