J&K administration to wind up seven govt commissions by 31 October; HRC, Women and Child Rights committee among panels

The J&K administration ordered winding up of seven government commissions, including those dealing with matters pertaining to human rights and allegations against public functionaries.

Press Trust of India October 24, 2019 08:52:16 IST
J&K administration to wind up seven govt commissions by 31 October; HRC, Women and Child Rights committee among panels
  • The J&K administration ordered winding up of seven government commissions, including those dealing with matters pertaining to human rights and allegations against public functionaries.

  • These seven panels are Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission, State Information Commission, State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, State Electricity Regulatory Commission, State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights, State Commission for Persons with Disabilities, State Accountability Commission.

  • On 31 October, the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be bifurcated into two Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Srinagar/Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday ordered winding up of seven government commissions, including those dealing with matters pertaining to human rights and allegations against public functionaries, with effect from 31 October, an official order said.

JK administration to wind up seven govt commissions by 31 October HRC Women and Child Rights committee among panels

File image of an Indian paramilitary soldier patrolling a street during security lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir. AP

These seven panels are Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), State Information Commission (SIC), State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC), State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC), State Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights (SCPWCR), State Commission for Persons with Disabilities (SCPwD) and State Accountability Commission (SAC).

Consequent upon the repeal of the acts related to these commissions by the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, a sanction is hereby accorded to the winding up of these commissions, with effect from 31 October, 2019, the order issued here by the General Administration Department (GAD) stated.

Chairpersons, presidents and members of these commissions shall cease to hold office from the said date, it said.

On 31 October, the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be bifurcated into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

All the commissions' staff drawn from various departments shall report to the concerned administrative departments from 30 October, the order stated.

It also said the vehicles allotted to or purchased for the commissions from time to time shall be handed over to the director of the state motor garages department.

The GAD order asked the secretaries of the seven commissions to handover the possession of the buildings housing their respective offices, along with furniture and electronic gadgets, to the director of the estates' department.

The secretaries shall transfer all records pertaining to their respective commissions to the concerned departments, the order stated.

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