Friday, 31 January 2020
ENHANCEMENT IN PERCENTAGES IN DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS IN PG COURSES FOR SCS/STS
In a major decision aiming to rationalize the existing reservation policy and give representation to Pahari Speaking People, the Administrative Council which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, G.C Murmu has approved several Amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules, 2005.
There are around 9.6 lakh Pahari Speaking People across Jammu and Kashmir spread over mainly in Rajouri, Poonch, Baramulla (Uri and Boniyar), Kupwara (Karna and Keran) and pockets of Anantnag, Budgam, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian. Following the reorganization of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Act, 2004, it had become imperative to rationalize the existing reservation percentages to give representation to the PSP in the matters thereto. For this purpose, necessary amendments have been approved in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules, 2005 to include PSP in the category of socially and educationally backward classes.