J&K govt expands social caste list by including 15 new classes
In a significant move, Jammu and Kashmir Government has expanded the social caste list by including 15 new classes to it. AIR Jammu Correspondent reports that under the J&K Government’s reservation rules, social castes have four percent reservation in Government jobs. The new classes added are Waghey (Chopan), Ghirath/Bhati/ Chang community, Jat community, Saini community, Markabans/PonyWalas, Sochi community, Christian Biradari (converted from Hindu Valmiki), Sunar/Swarankar Teeli (Hindu Teeli along with already existing Muslim Teli), Perna/Kouro (Kaurav), Bojru/Decount/ Dubdabay Brahmin Gorkans, Gorkhas, West Pakistani refugees (excluding SCs) and Acharyas.The UT Government has also made certain modifications in the existing social castes list by substituting their names. According to the notification, potters (Kumahars), shoe repairers (working without the aid of machines), Bangies Khakrobes (Sweepers), barbers, washermen and Dooms have been respectively replaced by Kumahars, Mochi, Bangies Khakrobes, Hajjam Atrai, Dhobi, and Dooms (excluding SCs). The social caste list was redrawn on the recommendations of Jammu and Kashmir Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission which was constituted by J&K Government in 2020. Former High Court Judge, G. D Sharma heads the three-member panel. The other significant change made in J&K Reservation Rules is that the words “Pahari Speaking people (PSP)” has been substituted with “Pahari Ethnic people”.
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