The Government has abolished the Legislative Council under Section 57 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act. The council’s 116 employees have been asked to report to the General Administrative Department from 22 October. The state government abolished the 62-year-old legislative council on October 31, before the state of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two union territories. The order in this regard was issued late Wednesday night by the General Administrative Department.
Union Territory will come into effect on 31st
Vehicles purchased for the Legislative Council under the order will be transferred to the director of the State Motor Garage. Similarly, the Secretary of the Legislative Council will hand over the building and furniture and electronic equipment of the Council to the Director of the Estate Department. Apart from this, the Secretary of the Council has also been asked to transfer all the records of the Council Secretariat to the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. It is notable that the Legislative Council with a capacity of 36 members had 22 members. These included ten from BJP, eight from PDP, three from NC and one from Congress.