Bill to provide OBC reservation in J&K local bodies passed in Lok Sabha

New Delhi : The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes in local bodies in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to details available with KNS, the bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha yesterday for discussion and passage.

Currently, there is no provision for reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in panchayats and municipalities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The bill seeks to provide reservation to OBCs in panchayats and municipalities in Jammu and Kashmir and bring consistency in the local body laws with the provisions of the Constitution.

“With this, justice will be ensured to the citizens of Other Backward Classes of Jammu and Kashmir for the first time after 75 years of independence,” statement of objects and reasons of the bill reads.

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