On August 5 last year, Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved two bills in the Rajya Sabha to revoke the special status of J&K under Article 370 of the Constitution and to downgrade and bifurcate the State into J&K and Ladakh UTs.
A year after the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked, J&K government has constituted a high-level committee headed by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam to scrutinize and recommend cases of such civil and police officials for dismissal of their services in case they are found involved in anti-national acts.
This provision would be applicable to all those employees about whom there are cases of having taken part in the “anti-national” activities overtly or covertly. The committee shall scrutinize and recommend cases under Article 311 (2) (C) – security of the state.
It will also apply to those who have served detention. One of the critical parts of the order is that the employees’ cases would be dealt with by the police on the basis of their interrogation reports and the collateral evidence which will dispense with the need for any inquiry, and once the cases are examined and recommended, the General Administration Department will issue orders for their dismissal from service as also suspension. This provision will also apply to such pending cases.
Those supporting, harbouring terrorist, supporting their acts, posing a threat to integrity and security of the state to lose their jobs.
The removal of Article 370 and 35 (A) has helped Kashmir forever unite with India, and the move is a way to fulfil dream of late Sardar Patel. This has paved the way for Kashmir’s development. As per a latest MHA data, as many as 168 Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) worth ₹13,600 crores have been signed for investments in J&K.
“The pace of recruitment in government sector slowed largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before that, the UT officially came into existence only on October 31 last year, the day of the reorganisation,” said a senior government official.