Cabinet approves 10% quota provision for J&K

New Delhi: Union cabinet has given its nod to 10 per cent quota for poor among the general categories in Jammu and Kashmir and also approved the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs in the state.

Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh said since Jammu and Kashmir is under the President’s Rule, the Cabinet on Tuesday in its meeting took these decisions.

Talking to reporters here at his official residence, Singh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said it will help a certain section of society which belongs to lower economic strata and will benefit equally Jammu and Kashmir like other states.

He said the government had introduced the provision of reservation in promotion for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

“That too has been approved for Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.