Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha to provide reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the panchayats and the municipalities in Jammu and Kashmir. This is to bring consistency in the local bodies laws of the Union territory with the provisions of the Constitution. The Jammu and Kashmir Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai.
The statement of objects and reasons of the bill also states that provisions pertaining to state Election Commissioner in the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act ‘are at variance’ with the provisions of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a statement of estimated receipts and expenditure of Jammu and Kashmir for 2024-25 in Lok Sabha. She presented a statement showing the Supplementary DFGs in respect of the Union Territory for the year 2023-24.