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J&K Legislative council passes 12 Bills

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The Legislative Council today passed 13 Bills, which were earlier passed by the state Assembly.

Two Bills moved by the for Social Welfare and Science Technology Sajad Gani Lone pertained to extending 3 per cent reservation to 'Pahari' speaking people in the state and 6 percent reservation to weaker and underprivileged sections.

Lone also moved a Bill to amend the State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1997, which seeks to extend the term of the and members of the commission to 5 years.

The House considered the bills and later passed them with a voice vote.

The House also passed six more bills moved by the for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice

These included a Bill "to amend the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir" to facilitate enhancement of salary of the Chief Justice and Judges of the State High Court, aBill for the establishment National Law University, a Bill to facilitate setting up of J&K State Power Trading Company, 'J&K Passengers Taxation (Amendment) Bill, 2018', 'J&K Motor Spirit and Diesel Oil (Taxation of Sales) (Amendment) Bill and J&K Protection of Interests of Depositors (In Financial Establishments) Bill.

The House passed another Bill, moved by Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Hanjura, to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989.

The Minister for Agriculture, on behalf of Minister for Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf, Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri moved another Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Transfer of Property Act.

The House passed the bill through voice vote.

The House passed another Bill moved by the Minister of State for Transport to provide for Constitution of a and establishment of a The House passed the Bill with a voice vote.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 20:15 IST