The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
The move will go a long way in providing relief to the people living in areas adjoining the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.
They can now avail the benefits of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission in different professional courses, the statement said.
The Bill will replace the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 through amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and bringing the persons residing in areas adjoining the IB within the ambit of reservation, at par with those living in areas adjoining the ALoC
The Bill will be introduced in both Houses of Parliament in the forthcoming session.
(With inputs from PTI)