President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday (January 7) promulgated the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) ordinance, 2021, amending the section 13 and section 88 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
By virtue of these amendments, the Jammu & Kashmir cadre for IAS, IPS and IFoS (Indian Forest Service) has been merged into the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre.
“Whereas, Parliament is not in session and the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action: Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 123 of the constitution , the president is pleased to promulgate the following ordinance:
- This ordinance may be called the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (amendment) ordinance, 2021
- It shall come into force at once
Amendment of section 13:
In section 13 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the Principal Act), after the words, figures and letter “in article 239A”, the words “or any other article containing reference to elected members of the Legislative Assembly of the State” shall be inserted.
Amendment of section 88:
In section 88 of the principal act, for sub-sections (2) to (6), the following sub-sections should be substituted, namely:
“(2) The members of the Indian Administrative Service , Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service for the existing cadre of Jammu and Kashmir, shall be borne and become part of the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories cadre, and all future allocations of All India Service Officers for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh shall be made to Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories cadre for which necessary modifications may be made in corresponding cadre allocation rules by the Central Government.
(3) The officer so borne or allocated on Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories cadre shall function in accordance with the rules framed by the Central Government.