2 yrs after decision, Govt constitutes high empowered committee

Doing away with obsolete laws in JK


Jammu, Mar 17: Two years after decided to scrap old and obsolete laws, some of which have been framed decades ago, Jammu and Kashmir government has finally constituted a high empowered committee to take a final call.
As per an official spokesman government has accorded sanction to the constitution of a Committee for reviewing and updation of existing laws and deletion of obsolete laws in the state.
The newly constituted Committee shall comprise of Advocate General, MI Qadri, Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Department, GH Tantray, Special Secretary Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Farhat Tasneem, Additional Secretary, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Muzaffer Ahmad Wani, Additional Secretary, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Department, Achal Sethi, (Member Secretary) and two eminent lawyers to be co-opted by the Committee.
The government had in the year 2010 announced that it has decided to do away with the obsolete laws in the state.
The law department had subsequently identified 22 Acts, which have lost its relevance and were no more required under the changed circumstances and implementation of other corresponding legislations in the state.
Official sources said that the committee will examine all the laws, identified by the law department, and submit a final report to the government. The report, they said, will be tabled before the state cabinet for a final decision.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 IST

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