Bills on Aadhaar, extension of quota in Jammu and Kashmir introduced in Lok Sabha
Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah on Monday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha which seeks to extend the reservation benefits to people in habitations around International Border (IB) on the lines of the existing benefits for those residing along Line of Control (LoC).
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also introduced Aadhaar Amendment Bill, which proposes stiff penal actions against violation of norms.
Both the Bills would replace Ordinances which the government had come out with on the eve of the Lok Sabha elections.
The Bill on J&K reservation amendment would extend the reservation benefits for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward castes.
The Cabinet had earlier approved the Bill on the grounds that the people residing on IB faced similar hardships as have the case with those living in habitations around LoC.