The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Act, 2019

Parliament received the assent of the President on the 09-07-2019 for Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Act, 2019, while The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 was repealed.

In the said Act, Sections 2 and 3 have been amended.

As explained by PRS:

  • Extension of reservation:  The Act provides for reservation in appointment and promotions in certain state government posts to persons belonging to socially and educationally backward classes.  It defines socially and educationally backward classes to include persons living in areas adjoining the Actual Line of Control.  The Bill amends this to include those persons living in areas adjoining the International Border, within the ambit of this reservation.
  • Further, the Act states that any person who has been appointed on the basis of residence in an area adjoining the Line of Control must serve in such areas for at least seven years.  The Bill extends this condition to persons living in areas adjoining the International Border as well.
  • Exclusion from reservation:  The Act states that any person whose annual income exceeds three lakh rupees or other amounts as notified by the state government, would not be included within socially and educationally backward classes.  However, this exclusion does not apply to persons living in areas adjoining the Actual Line of Control.  The Bill states that in addition, this exclusion will not apply to persons living in areas adjoining the International Border also.

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Ministry of Law and Justice

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