Cabinet approves establishment of J&K State Law Commission

The State Cabinet which met here today under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Ms Mehbooba Mufti, approved establishment of maiden Law Commission in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Law Commission will identify the laws which have become obsolete and redundant over a period of time and need to be repealed, amended or updated.

The Law Commission would also consider and convey to the State Government its views on any subject relating to law and judicial administration that may be specifically referred to it by the Government.

The Law Commission will be headed by a Chairperson with two full-time Members and two part-time members.

The tenure of the Chairperson and the two part-time Members would be for a period of three years.

The Cabinet also approved creation of supporting staff for the proposed Law Commission which includes one post of Secretary, one Administrative Officer, one Private Secretary, one Reader, two Research Assistants, four Personal Assistants, one Junior Research Assistant, one Data Entry Operator, two Junior Assistants, one Jamadar and eight Orderlies.


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