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Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019

Bifurcation Bill Jammu Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019 Bill

The Government of India introduced Bill No. XXIX of 2019 in Rajya Sabha as Jammu Kashmir bifurcation bill which called as the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019. ie., Formation and Bifurcation of Jammu Kashmir into two new UT Union Teritories Jammu Kashmir and UT Ladakh

Features of the Bifurcation Bill Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019

1)  New Union territory to be created comprising of Kargil and Leh districts form existing State of Jammu and Kashmir is known as Union territory of Ladakh

2)  New Union territory with comprising the territories of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir other than those specified above place is known as Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

3)  The existing Governor of State of Jammu and Kashmir shall be Lieutenant Governor for  two  Union territories i.,e., UT Jammu and Kashmir, and UT Ladakh for a period determined by the President

4) In First Schedule to the Constitution under THE STATES, renumbered number of Indian states to 28 and In under UNION TERRITORIES, two new UT shall be added as Eighth – UT Jammu and Kashmir, Ninth – UT Ladakh

5) Representation of Legislation, in the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution, entry 21 shall be deleted and entries 22 to 31 shall be renumbered as entries 21 to 30. After entry 30, the thirty-first as Jammu and Kashmir shall be inserted

6) Allocation of 4 sitting members of Council of State will be deemed to fill seats allotted to the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

7) Representation in the House of the People by state Jammu and Kashmir had 6 seats but now it will be of 5 seats to the successor Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and 1 seat to Union territory of Ladakh

8) The Lieutenant Governor and The Legislative Assembly of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will be same as to the  provisions contained in article 239A, which are applicable to Union Territory of Puducherry

9) Under Article 239 of the Constitution of India, Lieutenant Governor will be appointed to Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir

10) There will be Legislative Assembly for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and members will be filled by direct election

11) Seats will be reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assembly of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir accordingly

12)  Lieutenant Governor UT Jammu and Kashmir may nominate 2 women members to the Legislative assembly if in his opinion as women were not adequately represented in the Legislative Assembly

13) Qualification for membership of Legislative Assembly is the citizen of India and 25 years of age

14)  Duration of Legislative Assembly.is a 5-year term previous state Jammu and Kashmir had 6-year term

15)  High Court of Jammu and Kashmir will be common High Court for the UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh

16) The Public Service Commission of existing State Jammu and Kashmir will be the Public Service Commission for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and also for UT Ladakh

Some other Facts in Jammu and Kashmir Bifurcation Bill 2019

a) The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir Members of Council of State are Fayaz Mir Mohammad, Laway Shri Nazir Ahmed, Manhas Shri Shamsher Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad

b) Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir newly Assembly Constituencies were (84)- 

1.Karnah
2. Kupwara 
3. Lolab
4. Handwara 
5. Langate
6. Uri 
7. Rafiabad
8. Sopore
9. Gurez
10. Bandipora
11. Sonawari
12. Sangrama
13. Baramulla
14. Gulmarg
15. Pattan
16. Kangan
17. Ganderbal
18. Hazratbal
19. Zadibal
20. Idgah
21. Khanya
22. Habbakadal
23. Amirakadal
24. Sonawar
25. Batamaloo
26. Chadoora
27. Badgam
28. Beerwah
29. Khansahib
30. Chrar-i-Sharief
31. Tral
32. Pampore
33. Pulwama
34. Rajpora
35. Wachi
36. Shopian
37. Noorabad
38. Kulgam
39. Home-Shalibugh
40. Anantnag
41. Devsar
42. Doru
43. Kokernag
44. Shangus
45. Bijbehara
46. Pahalgam
47. Kishtwar
48. Inderwal
49. Doda
50. Bhaderwah
51. Ramban (SC)
52. Banihal
53. Gulabgarh
54. Reasi
55. Gool Arnas
56. Udhampur
57. Chenani (SC) 
58. Ramnagar
59. Bani
60. Basohli
61. Kathua
62. Billawar
63. Hiranagar (SC)
64. Samba (SC)
65. Vijaypur
66. Nagrota
67. Gandhinagar
69. Jammu
70. Bishnah
71. R. S. Pura (SC)
72. Suchetgarh
73. Marh
74. Raipur Domana (SC)
75. Akhnoor
76. Chhamb (SC)
77. Nowshera
78. Darhal
79. Rajouri
80. Kalakote
81. Surankote
82. Mendhar
83. Poonch Haveli

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019

Bill Introdcution in Rajya Sabha – 05 August 2019

Bill Passed, Rajya Sabha: 05 August 2019

Bill Introdcution in Lok Sabha – 06 August 2019

Bill Passed, Lok Sabha: 06 August 2019

Formation Day of 2 UT’s: 31 Oct 2019

Facts of  New Union Territory Jammu and Kashmir

CAPITAL: Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)

FORMATION: 31 Oct 2019

CHIEF MINISTER:  President Rule (As of August 2019)

Lt. GOVERNOR: Satya Pal Malik

HIGH COURT: Srinagar (Summer) and Jammu (Winter)

DISTRICTS: 20

LANGUAGES: Kashmiri, Urdu, Punjabi, Ladakhi, Dogri, Pahari, Balti, Dadri, Puig

POPULATION: 1,22,58,433

AREA DENSITY: 290 per sq. km

LOK SABHA: 5

RAJYA SABHA: 4

BOUNDARY STATES: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Ladakh, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan

Facts of  New Union Territory Ladakh

CAPITAL: Leh

FORMATION: 31 Oct 2019

Lt. GOVERNOR: Satya Pal Malik (As on Aug 2019)

HIGH COURT: Jammu and Kashmir HC

DISTRICTS: 2

POPULATION: 2,74,289

AREA DENSITY: 4.6 per sq. km

LOK SABHA: 1

BOUNDARY STATES: Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, China

RIVERS & LAKES: Shyok, Sutlej, Ravi, Suru River, Chenab, Indus, Zanskar, Tsarap, Beas, Doda, Yapola, Markha, Galwan, Chip Chap, Siachen Glacier, Rimo, Drang-drung, Tso Moriri, Spanggur Tso, Pangong Tso

AIRPORT: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

Learn More: 

Link 1: Updates of Revoke Article 370 and Article 35A

Link 2: Facts about Kargil war and Kargil war diwas

Link 3: Download Orginal Jammu Kashmir Bifurcation Bill 2019

Link 4: Indian Polity Notes 2019

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