Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Delhi on high alert, police registers 2 cases on Jamia University violence | Power crises haunts Jammu, courtesy 200 MWs supply deficit | Tourist flow declines to lowest ebb post Article 370's abrogation | Detained Kashmir-centric leaders 'threat to peace' | J&K UT may have provision of 15-year residency for owning land | 66 DySPs reshuffled | Two separate committees set up for J&K investors' summit | FASTag comes into force from today, evokes mixed reaction from commuters | Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde schools Rahul Gandhi, says every Indian should respect Veer Savarkar | Govt open to pre-budget suggestions to revive economy | Bride drugs family, runs away with valuables | Strengthen intelligence mechanism to prevent another Kargil-like situation: Experts | CAIT urges Govt to take action against e-commerce firms flouting FDI policy | Regulation for vintage vehicles soon; number plates to display 'VA' | The winter challenge in Kashmir and role of the Indian Army | TIPS TO OVERCOME SELF-DOUBT #VitaminG | Role of Nehru in changing Indian society and politics | Rahul on fire | Ambulance taking patient to hospital stuck in traffic jam at Mendhar | Railway Minister pays obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine | Tourists throng Panchari to enjoy fresh snowfall | Scientia International School celebrates Annual day | Natrang stages 'Khatarnak Ghar' and 'Jambu Nagri' | NYK Organises Block Level Sports Meet | Sainik School Nagrota organizes ex-students meet | SMVDU organises National Conference on Recent Trends in Mathematical Sciences | Model Academy Ranked No.1 in CBSE School category | Model Academy Ranked No.1 in CBSE School category | Punjabi Sahitik Sabha conducts Literary Meet | DC Poonch cancels illegal mutation of Forest land in favour of Ex-MLC | People up in arms against CAPD Deptt for shortage of K oil | Chenani-Patnitop circular roads open for traffic | Srinagar-Jammu highway, Mughal road remains closed | Severe cold grips J&K, Ladakh | Govt to start Drug De-addiction facilities in new Medical Colleges by Jan 2020 | Want that detained J-K leaders come out, resume political activity: Ram Madhav | Fire in Civil Secretariat Jammu | Tap water to all 2.5 lakh households before 1 March 2020: DC Srinagar | National Conference asks PM to start direct dialogue with people of J&K | Panun Kashmir welcomes CAB, says entire nation 'stands with PM' | Implementing FASTag reply to JK BJP from Gadkari over Sarore toll plaza: Bhalla | Raman Suri urged Government to widen Mahamaya temple road | Soaring prices have made common man's life miserable: Harsh Dev | Guru Govind Singh Ji's Parkash Utsav to celebrate on 2nd January | Kashmiri Khatri Hindu Maha Sahba highlights grievances KPs | DC Kathua visits snow affected Bani area; traffic restored | Sunday markets buzz with heavy rush of customers | Youth Cong pays tributes to Darshan Raina | DC visits snow bound Marwah valley | BSF organizes medical camp | Kabir Nirwan Divas to be celebrated on Feb 16 | Training programme on Vermi compost production organized | Randhir Singh pays tributes to G. M. SADIQ | GCPF demands payment of arrears | Lok Adalat held at Akhnoor | CPI(M) condemns Dr. Abdullah's detention | NSC terms Abdullah's detention undemocratic | SCC visits Bal Ashram | TLSC organises Lok Adalat at Hiranagar | Back Issues  
news details
Stand of 'The Northlines' on legality of JKLA Speaker's continuation vindicated
11/17/2019 10:45:19 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Nov 17: By issuing a formal order with regard to the status of the office of Speaker of erstwhile Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly (JKLA), the Jammu & Kashmir government finally puts on hold the prevailing uncertainty over the matter.
The order issued by the Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, J&K government stated that Dr Nirmal Singh was no more Speaker of the Legislative Assembly after reorganization of the State into Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh with effect from October 31, 2019.
But the state government acted not before the constitutional, technical and legal aspects of the issue were brought to forefront by English daily, 'The Northlines'. The newspaper in its November8, 2019 issue had pointed out that how Dr Nirmal Singh is still holding the office of the Speaker of the erstwhile Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir after the J&K State and its Legislative Assembly ceased to exist with the extinction of state of Jammu and Kashmir on and after October 31, 2019.
The news item carried by 'The Northlines' said that, "Sub-section 2 (c) of Section 19 of J&K Reorganization Act cannot come to the rescue of the Speaker of erstwhile Legislative Assembly as statutorily the Assembly of J&K UT cannot be a successor of the former state Assembly. Moreover, all the provisions/sections relating to the Legislative Assembly of J&K UT stand suspended by the presidential order dated 31st October, 2019."
The notification with regard to Dr Nirmal Singh's discontinuation as Speaker of J&K Legislative Assembly was issued after the matter was thoroughly examined by the Department in consultation with the Advocate General of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
"The legal position, which has emerged is that the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the erstwhile State of J&K cannot hold the said office after the reorganization of the State into the Union Territory of J&K and Union Territory of Ladakh with effect from 31-10-2019," read the notification.
It is in place to mention here that Dr Nirmal Singh claimed to have continued as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and reviewed the functioning of Assembly Secretariat on opening day of the Civil Secretariat at Jammu on November 4, however, his persistence to hold the office of the Speaker after reorganization of the J&K State, several opposition parties criticized him for the same.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center