Srinagar, June 11 -- The government has approved the establishment of a dedicated Backward Classes Commission for facilitating reservations to OBCs in Local Bodies in view of enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Act, 2024, and official press release informed Monday.

It said the decision in this regard was taken by the Administrative Council which met here under the chairmanship of LG Manoj Sinha, with Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the LG; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; and Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to LG in attendance.

The Commission shall have the mandate to conduct empirical study and investigation in the context of the representation of Backward Classes in all Local Bodies before the upco...