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Haryana to give quota to Jats, 4 other communities; bill this month

punjab Updated: Mar 05, 2016 23:51 IST
HT Correspondent
Jat quota bill

The chief minister said a five-member committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary has been constituted to prepare the draft of the bill to grant reservation to the five castes under the ambit of the Constitution.(HT Photo)

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the state government would introduce a bill to grant reservation to Jats, Jat Sikhs, Tyagis, Bishnois and Rors in the budget session of the state assembly, beginning March 14.

In a statement, Khattar said the existing 27% reservation for backward classes (BCs) in Haryana would not be disturbed.

The chief minister said a five-member committee under the chairmanship of the chief secretary has been constituted to prepare the draft of the bill to grant reservation to the five castes under the ambit of the Constitution.

Khattar said an all-party committee was also being constituted to give suggestions for drafting the bill. He urged the presidents of all registered political parties to send the names of their representatives to the government to be included in the committee.

He said in case the all-party committee was able to draft the new bill unanimously, it would be passed in the Vidhan Sabha without any discussion.

He said that people associated with the agitation and others could submit their suggestions in this regard to the committee so that their suggestions could be incorporated while drafting the bill.