State Current Affairs April 2016

Haryana Cabinet Approved Bill for Jat Quota

  • A Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lai Khattar gave the nod to the draft Bill on reservation to Jats and four other castes including Jat Sikhs, Rors, Bishriois and Tyagis in government jobs and education on March 28, 2016.
  • The Bill proposes reservation for the five communities by creating a new classification in the Backward Classes category. The existing 27% reservation for the Other Backward Gasses (OBCs) in the State would not be disturbed.
  • A 5-member committee was constituted earlier in the month of March, 2016 under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to prepare a draft of the Bill, after the Chief Minister had promised reservation for the Jats and others by bringing a Bill during the Budget session.
  • Jat organisations have been demanding 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions under the OBC category. In February, 2016, the Jat agitation for reservation had left the state paralyzed for 10 days.


CAG Report Can’t be Sole Basis for any Liability or Prosecution

  • The High Court gavethis verdict while terming as illegal the action of the State-owned Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) in recovering 7 52.37 crore from two private mining companies based on a CAG report.
  • In this regard, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice Ravi Malimath also allowed the petitions filed by the companies questioning the KPCL’s letters issued in July and December, 2014, and March, 2015 on recovering the amount as per the CAG report.
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