New Delhi : Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to table his first Bill in Lok Sabha on the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation in the Lok Sabha today. It will be Amit Shah’s first legislative business in Parliament after election.
Amit Shah to table his first Bill on Jammu and Kashmir Reservation in Lok Sabha today
The BJP president will also deliver his maiden speech in the Lower House after introducing the bill which had earlier been enforced as an ordinance. The Union Cabinet had approved ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019’ on February 28 and it was cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind.
Amit Shah’s first Bill presentation after election
The bill proposed to give reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to those living within 10 km of the International Border in Jammu on a par with people living along the Line of Control in Kashmir.
Issue of Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill
This would lead to reservation of state government jobs for Jammu and Kashmir youths, who are from economically weaker sections belonging to any religion or caste.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is also expected to table the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
Lok Sabha session to begin today with first Bill discussing on Jammu and Kashmir (Amendment) bill
The bill, which will replace an ordinance issued in March and proposes stiff penalties for the violation of norms, proposes giving a child an option to exit from the biometric ID Programme on attaining 18 years of age.