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Haryana Cabinet clears Jat reservation Bill

The Haryana Cabinet, on Monday, passed a Bill to provide reservation in government jobs and education to Jats, who had set an April 3 deadline for their demand to be met following their violent agitation last month.

The draft Bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes was cleared at a Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, official sources said.

The Bill is likely to be tabled in the ongoing budget session of the State Assembly, which is scheduled to continue till March 31, they said.

10% reservation in educational institutions

The Bill proposes reservation for Jats and four other castes — Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishnois and Tyagis — by creating a new classification in the Backward Classes category, sources said.

The government plans to provide 10 per cent reservation in educational institutions and Class-III and IV government jobs for these communities, they said.

It has proposed 6 per cent reservation for Jats and the four other castes in Class-I and Class-II jobs.

Sources said the Haryana government has also proposed to bring a separate Bill for the setting up of a permanent Haryana Backward Classes Commission.

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