SVC Bill introduced in Assembly
Srinagar Sep 29: Setting in motion the process for constitution of the over-arching anti-graft body, the government Thursday introduced in the Legislative Assembly a Bill to amend the J&K State Vigilance Commission Act, 2011.
The Bill was introduced in the House by Minister for Finance, Abdul Rahim Rather, on the behalf of the Chief Minister.
The amendment provides for constitution of State Vigilance Commission to inquire or cause inquiries to be conducted into offences alleged to have been committed under the J&K Prevention of Corruption Act by public servants, corporations established in the state by or under an Act of Parliament or state legislature, societies, local authorities etc and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The amendments aimed at broad-basing the provisions of the Act and harmonize it with the Central legislation.
HOUSE PASSES 2 BILLS
The Assembly also passed two Bills after brief discussions. The amendments moved by some members were withdrawn following assurance from the government.
These include a Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Representation of the People Act, 1957 (LA Bill No. 17 of 2011) moved by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ali Muhammad Sagar and a Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Standards of Weights and Measures (Enforcement) Act, 1997 (LA Bill No. 18 OF 2011) moved by Minister for Consumer and Public Distribution, Qamar Ali Akhoon.
Both these Bills were introduced in the House on September 26, 2011.
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