Haryana Assembly votes quota Bill for Jats, four other castes

March 29, 2016

Rohtak (Haryana): The Jat quota Bill was unanimously passed in the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday. The Haryana Cabinet had on Wednesday tabled the Bill which provides for six percent reservation for Jats and four other castes in Class 1 and 2 Government jobs. The Bill also provides for 10 percent reservation for the five castes in educational institutions and class 3 and 4 Government jobs.

The Jat agitators had threatened that they will resume the agitation demanding reservation if their demand was not be met by the March 31.

Apart from the Jat Sikhs, Bishnois, Tyagis and Rors will also get reservation. In Haryana, under the backward classes category there is alreadfy 27 percent reservation.

The Jats were demanding reservation in the existing backward classes category. BC-1 category has 16 percent quota and BC-2 category has 11 percent quota.

Earlier, Chief Minister Khattar and Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar had met the khap leaders and assured them that the Jat reservation Bill would be brought forward during the Budget session.

A committee headed by Chief Secretary DS Dhesi had gone into reservation issue and reported to the Government about the possibilities.

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