New Delhi/ Feb,8: The Rajya Sabha on Monday cleared The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for replacing the ordinance issued by the President of India to merge the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) cadre of civil services officer with the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre. The bill was introduced in the Upper House of the Parliament last week.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy said the Constitution of India is now fully applicable to Jammu and Kashmir, and that the bill will enable availability of officers in Jammu and Kashmir . He said around 170 central laws are being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the bill will increase the strength of officers in Jammu and Kashmir and Leh.