State Cabinet, which is meeting under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today, will take decision on long pending proposal for establishment of first ever Law Commission in Jammu and Kashmir.
Moreover, the Cabinet will put seal of approval on proposals regarding creation of posts for Cluster Universities and promotion of IPS and KAS officers to next higher scale.
Official sources said that Cabinet will meet at 5 pm at Civil Secretariat in Srinagar, the summer capital of the State, to take decision on several important but pending issues. One of these issues pertains to establishment of first ever Law Commission of Jammu and Kashmir whose fate is hanging in balance since 2013 when announcement in this regard was made on the floor of the Legislative Assembly.
“The setting up of Law Commission is imperative to ascertain the viability and applicability of the existing laws in the present times and review/repeal of obsolete ones from the statutes”, sources said while disclosing that at present no such exercise is being conducted for want of Law Commission.
The last review of obsolete and outdated laws was carried out seven years back when on the recommendations of a committee 13 laws that had become obsolete/outdated were repealed under Jammu and Kashmir Obsolete Laws (Repeal) Act of 2010.