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Jammu and Kashmir Assembly passed Eight Bills that includes Juveniles in Conflict with Law

Mar 29, 2013 13:08 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on 28 March 2013 passed eight bills the major of which is associated to juveniles in conflict with law.

A Bill to consolidate and amend the law related to juveniles in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection was moved by Minister for Social Welfare Sakina Itoo, which was passed by voice vote after minor changes.

Other Bills passed are:

• A Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Decentralisation and Recruitment Act, 2010
• A Bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Value Added Tax Act, 2005.
• A bill to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Special Provisions) Act, 2010.

All three bills were passed by voice vote after discussion.

A bill to amend Jammu and Kashmir Employees' Provident Funds (and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1961 to increase PF from 10.33 per cent to 14 per cent was moved by Labour and Employment Minister Ajay Kumar Sadhotra.

The Bill was initially passed with amendments from 12 per cent to 14 per cent, but after the House spotted the mistake, it passed the original Bill by voice vote after discussion.

The other bill was passed by Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah who moved a Bill to amend the Salaries and Allowances of Member of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature Act, 1960.

A biil to amend the Jammu and Kashmir Transfer of Property Act, Samvat 1977 and the Jammu and Kashmir Alienation of land Act, Samvat 1995 was also moved by Minister of state for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Ajaz Ahmed Khan

A Bill to provide better management, administration and governance of Mata Sukhrala Devi and Mata Bala Sundari shrines and its endowments including the land and buildings, was also passed by voice vote by Minister of State of Tourism.

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