The Supreme Court of India on 24 September 2014 formed a five member committee to evaluate the damage caused by devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in September 2014.
The 5-member committee will comprise a senior Registrar of J & K High Court posted at Srinagar, Secretary of the J&K Department of Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, a nominee of the central government and the presidents of the bar associations of Sringar and Jammu regions.
The committee will assess the ground situation in J&K after floods and submit the report to the SC within two weeks. The interim report of the committee will also be submitted to the J&K High Court
The committee was formed by SC bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha while hearing the J&K government’s counsel on J&K floods.
Earlier, the court in its hearing said that such a huge a calamity and disaster witnessed by Jammu and Kashmir during floods deserves national response.
Where: to work in Jammu and Kashmir
When: 24 September 2014