Jats and Five Other Castes Granted Reservation in Haryana

Haryana Assembly today passed a Bill to provide quota to Jats and five other communities in government jobs.

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Haryana Assembly today unanimously passed a Bill to provide reservation to Jats and five other communities in government jobs and educational institutions, ahead of the 3 April deadline set by the community which had launched a violent agitation last month.

Congress members did not attend the session today as they were demanding the that the suspension of three of their MLA’s be revoked.

The Bill proposed to give reservation to Jats and five other castes – Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishnois, Tyagis and Mulla Jat/Muslim Jat – by constituting a new classification Block ‘C’ in the Backward Classes category.

The Bill proposed to give 10 percent reservation to Jats and five other castes in government and government-aided educational institutions, and in Class III and IV government jobs.

The Bill also proposed to give 6 percent reservation to Jats and five other castes in BC ‘C’ category in class I and II jobs.

For Economically Backward Persons (EBP), the reservation percentage was proposed to be hiked from 5 to 7 percent for Class I and II jobs.

The Bill states that notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the state government may provide horizontal reservation for such category or categories of persons within Backward Classes as it may deem necessary from time to time.

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