Rohtak: The Jat Quota Bill was unanimously passed in the Haryana Assembly on Tuesday. The Haryana cabinet yesterday tabled the bill which provides six percent reservation for Jats and four other castes in Class 1 and 2 government jobs. The bill also agreed for 10 percent reservation for the five castes in educational institutions and class 3 and 4 government jobs.
The Jat agitators had declared that they will resume the agitation for the reservation should their demands not be met by the 31st of March which is last day of the Budget Session for the Vidhan Sabha. Apart from the Jat Sikhs, Bishnois, Tyagis and Rors will also get reservation. In Haryana under backward classes category 1 and 2 already there is 27 percent reservation. (Also Read: Jat quota stir: Nodal investigating officer asks people to share evidence)
The Jats were demanding reservation in the existing backward classes category. BC-1 category has 16 percent quota and BC-2 category has 11 percent quota. In a meeting on March 19, the Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister O.P. Dhankar met khap leaders and assured them to bring the Jat reservation Bill during the Budget session. A committee headed by Chief Secretary D. S. Dhesi to review the Jat reservation had earlier submitted its report to the state government.