President gives assent to J&K Reorganisation Bill, two new UTs to come into effect from Oct 31

The President has given assent to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. The reorganisation bill provides for the formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh without Legislature and a separate one for Jammu and Kashmir with the Legislature.The two new UTs will come into existence from October 31. According to the legislation,the Union Territory… Continue reading President gives assent to J&K Reorganisation Bill, two new UTs to come into effect from Oct 31

Plea challenges extension of 77th, 103rd amendments to J&K

A petition has been filed in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court challenging the extension of 77th and 103rd amendments of the Indian Constitution to the J&K state through a presidential order. Earlier,Union cabinet had approved Constitution (Application to Jammu & Kashmir) Amendment Order, 2019.The order serves the purpose of application of relevant provisions of… Continue reading Plea challenges extension of 77th, 103rd amendments to J&K

Quota ordinance will benefit 36 lakh in J&k , says Centre

The Home Ministry has said the Union Cabinet’s ordinance on reservation in Jammu and Kashmir cleared will benefit around 36 lakh people in the State. The Union Cabinet recently approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. It provides for amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004. The ordinance extends reservation in… Continue reading Quota ordinance will benefit 36 lakh in J&k , says Centre

‘J&K ordinance cleared by Union Cabinet doesn’t tinker with 35A or 370’

The Union Cabinet has approved the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019. It provides for amendments in the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004. The J&K Reservation Act, 2004 and the 2005 Rules provide for vertical reservation in direct recruitment, promotions and admission in different professional courses to various categories viz. a) Scheduled Castes,… Continue reading ‘J&K ordinance cleared by Union Cabinet doesn’t tinker with 35A or 370’