j&k new reservation rules

Jammu and Kashmir New Reservation Rules

Sheikh Owais

Understanding the New Reservation Rules in Jammu & Kashmir

In a significant move to enhance social equity, the Jammu & Kashmir administration has introduced amendments to the J&K Reservation Rules, 2005. These changes come as part of the J&K Reservation (Amendment) Act, 2023, and are set to reshape the landscape of educational and employment opportunities within the Union Territory.

Key Highlights of the Amendments:

  • Inclusion of New Tribes: The amendments have added four new tribes to the Scheduled Tribes Order, namely the Pahari Ethnic Group, Paddari Tribe, Kolis, and Gadda Brahmins¹. This inclusion aims to provide these communities with better access to government jobs and professional courses, addressing their historical social and educational disadvantages.
  • Enhanced Reservation for STs: A dedicated 10% reservation has been approved for the newly added tribes, increasing the total reservation for Scheduled Tribes to 20%. This ensures that both existing and newly added tribes benefit from reservation policies.
  • OBC Reservation Increase: The Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservation has been raised to 8%, with the addition of 15 new castes to the OBC list². This move is expected to fulfill long-standing demands for greater representation of OBCs in the Union Territory.
  • Changes in Caste Nomenclature: The amendments also include changes in the nomenclature and synonymy of certain castes as recommended by the Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC) Commission².
  • Alignment with Disability Rights: In a step towards inclusivity, the term ‘physically challenged persons’ or ‘handicapped’ has been replaced with ‘Persons with Disabilities’ in the rules, aligning with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

District Wise ST Category People In Jammu and Kashmir

district wise population of st category in jk

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