Haryana Assembly unanimously passes Reservation Bill

The Haryana Assembly on Tuesday passed the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill, 2016 to provide reservation for Jats and four other communities in government jobs and education.

  • The Haryana Assembly unanimously passed two important bills to provide reservation to Jats and four other categories.
  • The backward classes have been divided into three blocks as Block A, Block B and Block C.
  • The Assembly passed The Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill 2016 and the Haryana Backward Classes Commission Bill 2016, within 13 minutes of their introduction by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
  • The reservation bill proposed six per cent reservation for Jats and four other castes in Class-I and II government jobs, and 10 per cent reservation for the five castes in educational institutions and Class III and IV government jobs. The four other castes besides Jats are Jat Sikh, Ror, Bishnoi, Tyagi and Mulla Jat/Muslim Jats.
  • State Legislative Assembly also passed Haryana Backward Classes Commission Bill, 2016 for institution of a permanent Backward Classes Commission
  • After analysing the Justice (Retd.) K.C. Gupta Commission report (the Commission that was set-up to entertain, examine and recommend upon requests for inclusion and exclusion of castes in the list of backward classes), the state government is satisfied that the report of the Commission is based on quantifiable data and strong evidences, which indicates that not only the five castes/classes — Jat, Jat Sikh, Ror, Bishnoi and Tyagi are backward classes socially and educationally, but they also comply with all legal norms suggested in Indra Sawhney's (CWP 930 of 1990) case, which has made it imperative for the state to provide these castes/classes ten percent reservation in relaxation of general rule of 50 percent in terms of paragraph 810 of the Indra Sawhney's case.

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