Winding Up of 7 JK Institutions Challenged in Supreme Court

SRINAGAR –  Challenging the winding up of institutions, an application for intervention was submitted in Supreme Court of India, requesting the Court to restore them till it issues final verdict on writ petitions pending against the abrogation of Article 370.

The writ application in Court was filed by Muzafar Iqbal, a lawyer by profession seeking to nullify the Wednesday order of Jammu and Kashmir Governor, winding up 7 commissions. The petitioner has also asked for relief against the Governor Sataya Pal Malik’s order dissolving Legislative Council.

As per the General Administration Departments’ (GAD) order on Wednesday, the seven commissions that were dissolved, include State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), State Accountability Commission (SAC), Commission for Protection of Women and Child Right (SCPWCR),State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC), State Commission for Persons with disabilities (SCPD), State Information Commission (SIC) and State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission(SCDRC).

The order was issued under Jammu and Kashmir Regulization Act 2019, effective from 31st October. As per the order 183 employees posted in these commissions were asked to report to General Administrative Department.

Challenging the order of winding up seven commissions along with Legislative Council by the Governor administration the petitioner Advocate Muzafar Iqbal has appealed Court for its intervention, requested to order the government to restore the dissolved Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council and seven commissions till the Court issues its decision over the pleas against the abrogation of Article 370 by the Center on 5th of August, 2019. (CNS)

JK Orders Winding Up of District Consumer Forums

Ahead of its bifurcation into two union territories next week, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered the winding up of district consumer forums from October 31, an official order said.

The order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) said consequent upon the repeal of the Jammu and Kashmir Consumer Protection Act by the J&K Reorganization Act, sanction is hereby accorded to the winding up of J&K district consumer forums with effect from October 31.

It said October 31 is the appointed date for the formation of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

The order said the president and members of Jammu and Kashmir district consumer forums will cease to hold office from the said date.

It said all the staff posted in the forums shall report to the administrative department from October 30.

The vehicles allotted to or purchased for the Jammu and Kashmir district consumer forums shall be handed over to the director, state motor garages (SMG) departments.

The GAD order said buildings housing the Jammu and Kashmir district consumer forums along with furniture and electronic gadgets shall be taken over by the concerned assistant directors of Food Supplies department against proper receipt.


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