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AC approves dedicated Commission for facilitating reservations to OBCs in Local Bodies
AC approves creation of 342 posts of different categories for High-Security Prison in district Kathua

Srinagar, June 10 (Scoop News)- Administrative Council which met here under the Chairmanship of Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, J&Kapproved establishment of a dedicated Backward Classes Commission for facilitating reservations to OBCs in Local Bodies in view of enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws ( Amendment) Act, 2024.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

The Commission shall have mandate to conduct empirical study and investigation in the context of the representation of Backward Classes in all Local Bodies before the upcoming general elections of the Local Bodies.

The recommendations regarding proportional reservation for backward classes, Local Body-wise (Urban & Rural) in accordance with the amendments made in the Jammu & Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000, the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 and the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 shall be submitted by the Commission to Government.

The tenure of the Commission shall be forty five days from the date of publication of notification to this effect. The proposal would facilitate implementing the reservation to OBCs in the forthcoming local body elections in due compliance with the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in this regard.



AC approves creation of 342 posts of different categories for High-Security Prison in district Kathua
Administrative Council which met here under the Chairmanship of Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, J&Kapproved creation of 342 posts of different categories for High-Security Prison at village Dhambra Mahanpur of District Kathua.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor; Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

The High Security Prison is being constructed at the cost of Rs 87.81 crores. The Prison shall have the capacity of lodging 240 high-risk prisoners. The construction of the Prison, through Police Housing Corporation, is expected to be completed by Feb 2025. The jail shall incarcerate criminals and shall help maintain public order and prevent future crimes. It will also help in de-crowding of jails.

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