Government constitutes Special Task Force for cases invoking Article 311

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The government Wednesday constituted a Special Task Force for screening cases for invoking provisions of Article 311 (2)(c) of the Constitution of India.

An Order No 355-JK (GAD) of 2021 dated 21 April 2021 issued by the Commissioner Secretary to the Government, Manoj Kumar Diwedi said that the terms of reference of the Special Task Force would be to scrutinise cases of employees suspected of activities requiring action under Article 311 (2)(C) of the Constitution of India, to compile record of such employees, wherever necessary and to refer it to the committee constituted vide government Order No

738-JK (GAD) of 2020 dated 30 July 2020, to engage with other members of the Terror Monitoring Group (TMG) for identifying such other employees, as necessary and to take assistance of other agencies and departments in this regard.

According to the order, the Special Task Force should speedily scrutinise such cases in a time-bound manner and be serviced by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

“Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of a Special Task Force for identifying and scrutinising cases of government employees to initiate the process under government order No 738-JK (GAD) of 2020 dated 30 July 2020 for action in terms of provisions of Article 311 (2)(C) of the Constitution of India,” the order said.

Additional Director General of Police, CID, J&K would be the Chairman of the Special Task Force while Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, representative of the Home Department not below the rank of Additional Secretary, representative of the Department of Law, Justice Member and Parliamentary Affairs not below the rank of Additional Secretary and representative of the concerned department as necessary not below the rank of Additional Secretary would be the members of the Special Task Force.