Govt Introduces 43 Central Laws In Ladakh UT

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Srinagar: The Government of India on Friday issued an order for adaptation of state and central laws for the newly carved out Union Territory of Ladakh.

According to an order, as many as 86 laws enacted by legislature of the erstwhile State of Jammu & Kashmir have been repealed while 56 such statutes have been made applicable with modifications.

As many as 43 central laws have been made applicable to the UT of Ladakh with certain modifications and substitutions, the order reveals.

This was the first such order issued for UT of Ladakh under section 96 of Jammu & Kashmir Re-organisation Act, which empowers Centre to amend J&K specific laws through an executive order.

“For the purpose of facilitating the application in relation to the successor Union Territories, of any law made before the appointed day, as detailed in Fifth Schedule, the Central Government may, before the expiration of one year from that day, by order, make such adaptations and modifications of the law, whether by way of repeal or amendment, as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made until altered, repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority,” reads the provision of the law.

The order has been issued six days before the first anniversary of re-organisation of the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

Both J&K and Ladakh formally separated and started functioning as UTs from October 31, 2019 nearly two months after Centre abrogated Article 370 and approved legal framework for re-organisation of Jammu & Kashmir. KNO)

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