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52 errors in J&K Act: One of many cases of poor drafting of Cabinet notes

On September 11, the Cabinet Secretariat wrote to all ministries and departments to complain that they do not share draft cabinet notes, which makes it difficult to detect 'deficiencies'

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Srinagar: Women walk towards a barricade of barbed wires as a security person stands guard during restrictions, after the abrogration of Article 370 and bifurcation of state, in Srinagar, Monday, Sept 9, 2019. Photo: PTI

Archis Mohan New Delhi
Earlier this month, the Cabinet Secretariat wrote to all Union ministries and departments to complain that they do not share draft cabinet notes, which makes it difficult to detect “deficiencies” and “inconsistences”. A day later, the Ministry of Law and Justice issued a gazette notification to correct 52 errors in the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, which Parliament had passed in the first week of August. This was just one of several instances of poor drafting of Cabinet notes and bills in the recent past. 

On September 11, the Cabinet Secretariat wrote to all ministries and departments to read up

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First Published: Sep 29 2019 | 1:13 AM IST

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