TWWU bill referred to select committee of LC

Greater Kashmir / UMER MAQBOOL
Publish Date: Oct 12 2012 12:00PM

Srinagar, Oct 11: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council on Thursday decided to refer the three bills aimed at setting up the universities including Transworld Muslim University (TWMU) to Select Committee of the House.
  After short discussion, the Council decided to refer the three Bills to Select Committee of the House for examining and submitting recommendations on them.
 The House also authorized the chairman of the Council Amrit Malhotra   to nominate the members of the panel.
 Pertinently, the three Bills aimed at setting up of TWMU, Sheikh-ul-Alam University, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa University' were passed in Legislative Assembly in 2010 after being moved respectively by Chaudhary Muhammad Ramzan,  Mir Saifullah and Charanjit Singh.
 All the three Bills were sent to Legislative Council on October 9,2010 after  being passed in Lower House .When the Bills came up consideration two days later  on October 11, 2011, the House referred them to Joint Select Committee and authorized then acting chairman to constitute JSC.
 However, JSC was not constituted by the then acting chairman till he demitted the House on October 2011.
 Following the uproar in Legislative Assembly on Tuesday over the fate of the Bills, the Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar said that he will raise the matter with chairman of Legislative Council Amrit Malhotra.
 On Wednesday, Malhotra informed upper House that LC members can take final call on the fate of the Bills.
 “The House can either reiterate its early resolution of constitution of JSC or modify the same or take any other appropriate decision in the matter,” Malhotra said.