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Cabinet Approves Bill for 10% Reservation to J&K's Economically-weaker Sections

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Last Updated: July 31, 2019, 18:43 IST

PM Modi in his address also said that it will not be right to blame the entire state of Kharkhan over the lynching.

PM Modi in his address also said that it will not be right to blame the entire state of Kharkhan over the lynching.

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.

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.
first published:July 31, 2019, 18:43 IST
last updated:July 31, 2019, 18:43 IST