Thursday, November 26, 2020
Home News Reports Union Cabinet approves adaptation of 37 central laws under concurrent list in Jammu and...

Union Cabinet approves adaptation of 37 central laws under concurrent list in Jammu and Kashmir

An official release said that the cabinet approved the order for an adaptation of Central Acts in the Union Territory under Section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.

The newly formed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir will soon be acting under various Central laws under Concurrent list which were not applicable to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, as it was an autonomous state with its own constitution prior to the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.

On 5 August 2019, the Modi government revoked the special status granted under Article 370 to the state of Jammu and Kashmir that barred many Central laws to be applied to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Union Cabinet approved a proposal on Wednesday for issuing orders of application and adaptation of central laws under concurrent list to Jammu and Kashmir. 37 Central laws including important acts like All India Services Act, The Census act, The Central Goods and Services Tax Act, Income Tax Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy act, etc., which were not applicable to the state of Jammu and Kashmir will now be applied in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar while briefing the reporters, termed it as an “important decision” after the reorganization of the newly formed Union Territory.

IB Minister said, “We have also decided to pass an order for an adaptation of central laws under the concurrent list. So 37 laws that were not applicable to Kashmir valley are now applicable. This will ensure that throughout the country, the laws passed under the constitution are applicable.”

An official release said that the cabinet approved the order for an adaptation of Central Acts in the Union Territory under Section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.

The official release said, “it is necessary to adapt the Central Laws made under the Concurrent List, with required modifications and amendments, for ensuring administrative effectiveness and smooth transition with respect to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir thereby removing any ambiguity in their application in line with the Constitution of India.”

The 37 central laws are given below:

  1. The Advocates Act, 1961.
  2. The All India Services Act, 1951.
  3. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
  4. The Census Act, 1948.
  5. The Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
  6. The Cinematograph Act, 1952.
  7. The Collection of Statistics Act, 2008.
  8. The Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952.
  9. The Dentists Act, 1948.
  10. The Family Courts Act, 1984.
  11. The Government Securities Act, 2006.
  12. The High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Services) Act,1954.
  13. The Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.
  14. The Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.
  15. The Income-Tax act, 1961.
  16. The Indian Medicine Central Council Act, 1970.
  17. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
  18. The Real Estate (Regulation ^Development) Act, 2016
  19. Th E National Co-Operative Development
  20. The Official Languages Act, 1963.
  21. The Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867.
  22. The Press Council Act, 1978.
  23. The Protection of Human Rights act, 1993.
  24. The Public Debt Act, 1944.
  25. The Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1966
  26. The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002.
  27. The Textiles Committee Act, 1963.
  28. The Court-Fees Act, 1870
  29. The Indian Forest Act, 1927
  30. The Limitation Act, 1963
  31. The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  32. The Representation of People Act, 1950
  33. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
  34. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996
  35. The Code of Civil Procedure, 1908
  36. The Indian Penal Code, 1860
  37. Criminal Procedure Code, 1973

On 31 October 2019, the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was reorganised as two Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, after Jammu and Kashmir reorganization act came into force.

The official release further said, “The Cabinet in its meeting today has approved the proposal for issuance of an order by the Central Government for adaptation and modifications of 37 such Central Laws that are made applicable to Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019. Adaptation of above Central Acts with such modifications would ensure administrative effectiveness in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and remove ambiguity in implementation of these laws in line with the Constitution of India.”

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Caravan Magazine asked us about our coverage on Wikipedia and its Left bias – Here is our detailed response

OpIndia coverage of Wikipedia lies started after Delhi Riots and Caravan Magazine, with its strong Left bias, is clearly not happy about it

‘Sant’ Rampal’s devotees have been flooding social media to tell Muslims how they don’t know Islam. Read bizarre details

Born in 1951 as Rampal Singh Jatin in Punjab, the 69-year-old self-styled godman is currently lodged in Hisar central jail for murder charges.

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Germany expresses concern after corporate dependency on China increases

While German companies are happy that Chinese sales offset the fewer units sold in European countries amid the pandemic, they are also being cautious.

Lucknow: Two medical colleges run by MMA Faridi and Mohammad Zafar Idris respectively, accused of organ trafficking, probe ordered

Probe has been ordered against Era’s Medical College and Integral Institute of Medical Science And Research over Human Organ Trafficking charges

Indian law never defined “marriage”: Here is why govt needs to be involved in inter-faith “marriage”

A number of very different legal institutions are grouped under the loose word “marriage.” Naturally therefore, the government has to step in and make rules about how to move between these very different institutions.

Recently Popular

Hyderabad elections: Owaisi makes ‘beef biriyani’ sly on BJP leaders, Raja Singh offers him pork biriyani

As an insult to BJP leaders, Owaisi had stated that they should have some biriyani at a particular hotel in Hyderabad that is famous for beef dishes.

How Congress lost Gujarat to save Ahmed Patel’s Rajya Sabha seat

The 2017 Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections which were contested by Ahmed Patel were one of the lowest points for Congress.

‘Mark of religious oppression, caste superiority’: Newly elected MP in New Zealand, Gaurav Sharma, targeted for taking oath in Sanskrit

A journalist in New Zealand targeted newly elected New Zealand MP Gaurav Sharma for for taking his oath in Sanskrit.

When Sonia Gandhi trusted Ahmed Patel for conveying to PV Narasimha Rao’s family that his funeral will not be held in Delhi

Sanjaya Baru had said Ahmed Patel approached him to let PV Narasimha Rao's son know about Sonia Gandhi's message.

Remembering the role Barkha Dutt played in endangering the lives of 100s of civilians during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack

A look back at how live coverage by journalists like Barkha Dutt and other journalists endangered lives of thousands of people during 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

Fact Check: Did Arfa Khanum Sherwani eat the goat she was petting in the photographs she posted?

Arfa Khanum Sherwani took social media by storm after she posted photographs of herself with a beautiful white goat.
- Advertisement -

Aziz Burney’s ’26/11 RSS ki Saazish’: Read how the Congress-favourite Urdu journalist gave Pakistan a clean chit and blamed Indian Army

Through his articles, Burney had tried to give a clean chit to terror-state of Pakistan by claiming that it was not the ISI or LeT that was behind the attack, but the RSS with covert support from Mossad and the CIA.

Caravan Magazine asked us about our coverage on Wikipedia and its Left bias – Here is our detailed response

OpIndia coverage of Wikipedia lies started after Delhi Riots and Caravan Magazine, with its strong Left bias, is clearly not happy about it

‘Sant’ Rampal’s devotees have been flooding social media to tell Muslims how they don’t know Islam. Read bizarre details

Born in 1951 as Rampal Singh Jatin in Punjab, the 69-year-old self-styled godman is currently lodged in Hisar central jail for murder charges.

Enforcement Directorate arrests Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s aide in connection with multi-crore MMRDA security deal

Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik's aide Chandole was grilled by ED officials for nearly 12 hours before being placed under arrest.

Fact check: Did Congress remove Ahmed Patel’s profile from its website within hours of his demise

While fact-checkers claim that Congress didn't delete Ahmed Patel's profile from its website, evidences show it was deleted and then restored

As Congress remembers the 26/11 Mumbai attacks anniversary, netizens remind the grand old party of its double standards

Rahul Gandhi was found partying at a friend's house soon after the Mumbai attacks.

Six Pakistani cricketers test positive for Coronavirus in New Zealand, NZ authorities say they breached isolation protocols

New Zealand Cricket has revealed that few members of the Pakistan party breached the protocols on the first day of managed isolation.

Odisha: Largest ever vigilance raid in state unearths massive wealth gathered by IFS officer, fancy cars, ultra-luxurious lifestyle

Pathak's family reportedly owns a lavish apartment in Bhubaneswar with Italian marble flooring, ivory furnitures and other luxuries. The son is engaged to an MLA's daughter.

Germany expresses concern after corporate dependency on China increases

While German companies are happy that Chinese sales offset the fewer units sold in European countries amid the pandemic, they are also being cautious.

Lucknow: Two medical colleges run by MMA Faridi and Mohammad Zafar Idris respectively, accused of organ trafficking, probe ordered

Probe has been ordered against Era’s Medical College and Integral Institute of Medical Science And Research over Human Organ Trafficking charges

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
489,077FollowersFollow
20,200SubscribersSubscribe