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J&K Reorganisation & Reservation (Amendment) Bills, 2023

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NewsIntroduction of bills– Date: July 26, 2023
– Bills Introduced:
– J&K Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023
– J&K Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023
Passed in Lok Sabha– Date: December 6, 2023
WhyAddressing regional issues
Adjusting legislative representation
Reshaping reservation policies
WhatJammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023– Amends Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019
– Union territories created:
– Jammu and Kashmir (with legislature)
Ladakh (without legislature)
– Legislative Assembly changes:
– Seats increased from 83 to 90
– Nominations by Lieutenant Governor:
– Kashmiri migrants
– Up to two members
– At least one woman
– Displaced persons from PoK
– One member representing
– Reserved seats:
– Scheduled Castes
– Previously six seats
– Now seven seats
– Scheduled Tribes
– Previously none
– Now nine seats
Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023– Amends Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004
– Reservation in jobs and education:
– For Scheduled Castes, Tribes
– Other socially, educationally backward classes
– Socially, educationally backward classes:
– Criteria for classification:
– Village status
– Proximity to Line of Control, International Border
– Change in nomenclature:
– From “social castes”
– To “other backward classes”
HowLegislative process– Introduction in Lok Sabha
– Debate and discussion:
– Duration: Six-hour debate
– Voting and approval
WhereLok Sabha– Lower house of Indian Parliament
Jammu and Kashmir– Impact region

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