Union Minister Amit Shah set to present his first bill in Parliament today

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Union home minister Shri Amit Shah will deliver his maiden speech in the Lower House and set to table the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday, becoming his first legislative business in Parliament after election.

The Union cabinet had approved ‘The Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019’ on February 28 and it was cleared by President Shri Ram Nath Kovind.

The bill proposes 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.

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.