Aiming to meet the April 3 deadline set by Jats, the Jat Quota Bill has been unanimously passed in Haryana Assembly on Tuesday.

The Haryana Cabinet had on Monday cleared the Jat reservation Bill to provide reservation to the community in government jobs and education. 

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The draft Bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes — Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishnois and Tyagis — was cleared at a Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

As per the Bill, 

  • The government plans to provide 10 per cent reservation in educational institutions and Class-III and IV government jobs for these communities. 
  • It has proposed 6 per cent reservation for Jats and the four other castes in Class-I and Class-II jobs. 
  • Apart from giving reservation to Jats, Haryana government has also proposed to bring a separate Bill for the setting up of a permanent Haryana Backward Classes Commission.
  • The Bill will create a new classification in the Backward Classes category.

The agitation, which had taken a violent turn, left 30 people dead and 320 persons injured and resulted in huge damage to property to tune of Rs 20,000 crore.

(With inputs from PTI)

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