J&K Legislative Council abolished; Ladakh Affairs Department shifted to Leh

In Jammu and Kashmir, the 62-year-old State Legislative Council has come to an end with the State Administration issuing orders for its abolition with immediate effect.

The State Administration in terms of Section 57 of J&K Reorganization Act, 2019, has asked the 116-member staff of Legislative Council to report to the General Administration Department by 22nd of October.

The order was issued last night, ahead of the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir — on the midnight of 31st of October.

Meanwhile, to oversee the transition of Ladakh region as the youngest Union Territory on 31st of October, Jammu and Kashmir Government has shifted Ladakh Affairs Department along with its Administrative Secretary Rigzin Samphel to Leh. Mr Rigzin who hails from Ladakh region is a 2003 Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer.

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