Govt orders abolition of J&K legislative council

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Srinagar

Ahead of the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories later this month, the state legislative council came to an end with the state administration issuing orders for its abolition and asking its 116-member staff to report to the general department.

According to the order, the 116-member staff of the council has been asked to report to the General Administration Department (GAD) by October 22.

The Centre had on August 5 abrogated the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution.

The order issued by secretary to the state government, Farooq Ahmad Lone, also directed transfer of all vehicles purchased from time to time to the director state motor garages and handing over of the building of the council along with furniture and electronic gadgets to the director estates.

The council functioned as an upper house for the 87-member state assembly.

“Consequent to the abolition of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council in terms of Section 57 of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, it is ordered that all the staff of the state legislative council shall report to the GAD by October 22,” the order said.

All records pertaining to the Council Secretariat including related legislative business shall be transferred to the Department of Law, Justice Parliamentary Affairs by the secretary, the order issued by Dr Farooq Ahmad Lone reads.

Govt orders abolition of J&K legislative council

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