State gets law commission to review obsolete laws

Bijebehara is sub-division

SRINAGAR: The JK government has approved establishment of a Law Commission in Jammu and Kashmir, to identify laws that have become obsolete and redundant over a period of time and need to be repealed, amended or updated.
The State Cabinet which met here Friday under the chairpersonship of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti approved the establishment the commission.
The commission would also consider and convey to the government its views on any subject relating to law and judicial administration that may be specifically referred to it by the government, an official statement issued here said.
The 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 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. Apart from, the cabinet also approved creation of new Sub-Division at Bijbehara in Anantnag district.
The proposed Sub-Division shall have territorial jurisdiction over 4 Niabats, 13 Patwar Halqas and 57 villages.