The Union cabinet has approved Constitution (Application to Jammu &
Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2019. The order will serve the purpose of application
of relevant provisions of the Constitution of India, as amended through 77th Constitution Amendment of 1995 and 103rd Constitution Amendment for Jammu and
Kashmir by the President under clause (1) of Article 370.
77th Constitution Amendment of
1995 provides for reservation in promotion for the Scheduled Castes and the
Scheduled Tribes. A
new clause (4A) was inserted in Article 16 to enable the government to provide
reservation in promotion. Later, clause (4A) was modified by the Constitution (85th Amendment)
Act, 2001 to provide consequential seniority to SC and ST candidates promoted
by giving reservation.
Constitution Amendment provides
for 10% reservation in education and government jobs to economically weaker