Rajya Sabha Passes Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation  Bill
The Indian Parliament building. (Photo Courtesy: PTI)

Rajya Sabha Passes Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Bill

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The Rajya Sabha on Monday cleared The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that seeks to replace the ordinance to merge the Jammu & Kashmir cadre of civil services officer with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory cadre.

The bill was introduced in the Upper House of the Parliament last week.

Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said the Constitution of India is now fully applicable on Jammu & Kashmir, and that the bill will enable availability of officers in Jammu & Kashmir who have experience of running union territory administration.

He said around 170 central laws are being implemented in Jammu & Kashmir.

He said the bill will increase the strength of officers in the union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Leh.

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