Chandigarh: The Haryana Cabinet on Monday passed a Bill to provide reservation in government jobs and education to Jats.
The Bill will now be tabled in the state Assembly.
The draft Bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes was cleared at a Cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, official sources said.
Apart from giving reservation to Jats, Haryana government has also proposed to bring a separate Bill for the setting up of a permanent Haryana Backward Classes Commission, they said, as per PTI.
The BJP-led state government had said earlier that it would bring the Bill to give reservation to Jats and four other castes - Jat Sikhs, Bishnois, Tyagis and Rors in the ongoing Budget session which is scheduled to end on March 31.
The government plans to provide 10 percent reservation in educational institutions and Class-III and IV government jobs for these communities.
Jat leaders had announced that no protest would be held till April 3 if the state government gets the reservation bill passed in the Assembly during the ongoing session.
The community has been demanding reservation in the existing backward classes (BC) category.
The Backward Classes quota is bifurcated in two categories--BC-A and BC-B having 16 and 11 percent reservation respectively.
A committee headed by Chief Secretary DS Dhesi to review Jat reservation has already submitted its report to the state government.
(With Agency inputs)