High-powered committee likely to submit report within week
Amendment in Panchayati Raj Act
Jammu, Jan 27: A four-member committee looking into the suggestions for incorporating various provisions in the existing J&K Panchayati Raj Act, is likely to submit its report to the government within a week.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that the four-member committee comprising Commissioner Secretary Rural Development Department (RDD), Directors of both Jammu and Kashmir division of RDD and Secretary Law department, was in a process of finalizing its report over the required amendment in the Panchayati Raj Act.
The Committee, they said would return its finding on private members’ bills tabled before the state legislature and recent report submitted to the government by an internal committee of Congress.
They said that eight private members bills, related to empowerment of Panchayats and incorporation of various clauses of 73rdamendment were pending in both the Houses of the state legislature. “Beside this a report of Congress committee suggesting incorporation of certain provision of 73rd constitutional amendment in the state Act was also lying with the Committee”.
Law Secretary G M Tantray, who is also member of four member Committee, said that the all the suggestions and recommendations were being discussed in order to evolve a consensus over the issue. “A comprehensive report will be presented to state government within a week time”, he said.
The report is expected to be submitted to the cabinet for a final decision before a Bill for amendment of the Act is drafted by the Law Department.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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