Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 6: The Central Government on Tuesday issued second notification after Abrogation of special status to extend the two orders specifying that 11 central laws will immediately come into effect in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and nomenclature of 10 state laws will be changed in view of the change of status of the erstwhile state.
The 136-page notification issued by the Home Ministry is called as the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Second and Third Order, 2020.
Before the bifurcation of state of Jammu and Kashmir and abrogation of special status, it was mandatory for the central laws to be ratified by the state assembly before implementation in Jammu and Kashmir. There were many state laws also which were exclusively applicable only in Jammu and Kashmir.
The central laws which will now come into effect in Jammu and Kashmir are: The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Act, 2019, The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996, The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970, The Factories Act, 1948, The Industrial disputes act 1947 and The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 194, The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961, The Pharmacy Act, 1948, The Sales Promotion Employees Act, 1976, The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 and The Trade Unions Act, 1926.
The notification reads that an order has been issued for the change of names and certain words in some of the state laws enacted by the assembly of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The changes in the state laws were made in the form of – “State” and “Government” substituting respectively “Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir” and “Government of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir” and for “whole of the State of Jammu and Kashmir” substituting “whole of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir” and a few others issues.
The other state laws where the changes were made include: The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000, The Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, The Jammu and Kashmir School Education Act, 2002, The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education Act, 1975, The Jammu and Kashmir Cooperative Societies Act, 1989, The Jammu and Kashmir Self-Reliant Cooperatives Act, 1999 and The Salaries and Allowances of Members of Jammu and Kashmir state legislature Salary Act, 1960.
Other state laws where the changes were made are: The Salary and Allowances of Leaders of Opposition in the State Legislature Act, 1985, The Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and The Jammu and Kashmir Metropolitan Region Development Authorities Act, 2018.(KNS)