RS approves bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to JK’s economically weaker sections

RSTV Bureau
File Photo: Rajya Sabha Session

File Photo: Rajya Sabha Session

Rajya Sabha approved a bill to extend 10 pc reservation to economically weaker sections in the state as well as the resolution on abrogating Article 370 by voice vote.

The bill would pave the way for reserving state government jobs to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir who are from economically weaker sections belonging to any religion or caste, the official statement said.

The 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections was introduced in the country through the 103rd Constitution Amendment in January. This will be in addition to such reservation available in the central government jobs

Opposition BSP, BJD, AIADMK and YSR-Congress voted in favour of the bill.

(With inputs from agencies)