Haryana notifies reservation in jobs, admissions for Jats, others

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Friday notified an act providing for reservation in services and admission in educational institutions to persons belonging to backward classes in the state, including the politically dominant Jat community.

The Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in services and admission in educational institutions) Act, 2016, provides 10 percent reservation in service for Class III and IV posts and six percent reservation in Class I and II posts to the Jat, Jat Sikhs, Ror, Bishnoi, Tyagi, Mulla Jat or Muslim Jat in Schedule III. It will also give 10 percent reservation for admissions to educational institutions to people belonging to these castes, a state government spokesman said here.

The Haryana assembly had, on March 29 this year, unanimously passed the bill to provide reservation to Jat and other communities.

The bill, moved by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, was passed by voice vote within 13 minutes of being introduced.

The Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state had promised reservation for the Jat community and others after the Jat agitation for reservation left the state paralysed for nine days in February this year.

As many as 30 people were killed and 320 injured and property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was destroyed during violent agitation.

As per the notification, 16 percent reservation has also been provided for Class III and IV posts and 11 percent in Class I and II posts in schedule I to the people belonging to Backward Classes A category. These people would also get 16 percent reservation in admissions in educational institutions.

The act would also provide 11 percent reservation for Class III and IV posts and six percent in Class I and II posts in Schedule II to the people belonging to Backward Classes B category. Those belonging to BC-B category would also be entitled for 11 percent reservation for admission in educational institutions.

"A total of 71 castes fall in the list of BC-A category of Schedule I whereas six castes have been included in the list of BC-B category in Schedule II," the spokesman said.

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