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Abrogation of Article 370: Jammu and Kashmir legislative council abolished

New Delhi| Due to the division of the two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir later this month, the state administration abolished the Legislative Council and issued orders in this regard asking its 116-employees to report to the General Department.

The order issued by the Secretary to the State Government, Farooq Ahmad Lone, directed to hand over all the vehicles purchased from time to time to the Director State Motor Garage and hand over furniture and electronic gadgets to the Council building as well as the Director’s Estate.

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The order reads, “As a result of the abolition of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council with reference to Section 57 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, it is ordered that all the staff of the State Legislative Council shall report to the GAD by 22 October. ”

The order further states that all records pertaining to the Council Secretariat including the relevant legislative business will be transferred by the Secretary to the Law Department, Justice Parliamentary Affairs.

 

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