New J&K to be like Puducherry: Here is how India’s new Union territory J&K will function

The Modi government today revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and has introduced J&K Reornganisation Bill 2019 in the Rajya Sabha to reorganise the state into two separate Union Territories -Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.

With introduction of the new bill, a lot of changes have been proposed how the new Union Territories will be governed.


Here are all the details about the new J&K

Here are all the details about the new J&K Union Territory:
J&K UT geography: The new J&K Union Territory will comprise the territories of current Jammu and Kashmir regions.

* Law and order will remain with the Union government. The Centre now has power to declare financial emergency under Article 360 in the state

LG replaces Governor: The Governor of current J&K will be the Lt Governor of the J&K and Ladakh UTs.

J&K to function like Puducherry: The provision of Article 239A applicable to Puducherry UT will be applicable to new J&K Union Territor

Tenure of Assembly: New Assembly will have a term of 5 years.

Strength of Assembly: New Assembly will have 107 MLAs. Out of 107 MLAs, 24 seats will be left vacant of PoK region.

Current Assembly: The outgoing Assembly had 111 members, in which 87 were elected members, 2 were nominated, while 24 seats in PoK were left vacant.

Nominated members: Under the new law, LG can nominate two women representatives in the J&K Assembly if he/she feels there is inadequate female representation.

Rajya Sabha seats: Rajya Sabha to continue to host 4 sitting members from the current J&K

Lok Sabha Seats: Five Lok Sabha seats have been allocated to J&K Union Territory and 1 for Ladakh UT.

LG can reserve his consent: All the bills passed by the Assembly will be sent to LG for his consent. LG can give his assent, withhold it or send the bill for consideration of the President.

Parliament to have primacy: If there is any inconsistency, Law by Parliament will prevail over any law passed by the new Assembly.

Council of minister: CM will have council of ministers consisting not more than 10% of the total members of the Assembly .

J&K state at the 15 position has been deleted from the States List in the First Schedule of the Constitution.

* A new entry of J&K UT has been added in the Union Territories list at the 8th position in the First Schedule of the Constitution.

Delimitation: Union government proposes delimitation of J&K Assembly.

* Govt proposes to increase number of seats from 107 to 114.

Delimitation: Union government proposes delimitation of J&K Assembly.

* Govt proposes to increase number of seats from 107 to 114.

* Delimitation would happen on the basis of 2011 census.

High Courts: J&K and Ladakh will continue to have common High Court.

 

 

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