The Union government has introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in panchayats and municipal bodies in Jammu and Kashmir.
The legislation aims to establish consistency in laws with constitutional provisions and ensure justice for OBC citizens in the region.
Currently, there is no OBC reservation in panchayats and municipalities in the Union Territory.
The bill proposes the formation of a commission to determine the number of reserved seats after parliamentary approval.
The amendment seeks to align the J&K Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, J&K Municipal Act, 2000, and J&K Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 with constitutional provisions related to Panchayats and Municipalities.