The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019

CourtMinistry of Home Affairs
Enactment Date09 August 2019
Date09 August 2019
Record Number201934
Act Number34
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THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR REORGANISATION ACT, 2019
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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PART I
PRELIMINARY
SECTIONS
1. Short title.
2. Definitions.
PART II
REORGANISATION OF THE STATE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR
3. Formation of Union territory of Ladakh without Legislature.
4. Formation of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir with Legislature.
5. Governor of existing State of Jammu and Kashmir to be common Lieutenant Governor.
6. Amendment of First Schedule to the Constitution.
7. Saving powers of the Government of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
PART III
REPRESENTATION IN THE LEGISLATURES
The Council of States
8. Amendment of Fourth Schedule to Constitution.
9. Allocation of sitting members.
The House of the People
10. Representation in House of the People.
11. Delimitation of Parliamentary Constituencies Order, 1976.
12. Provision as to sitting members.
The Lieutenant Governor and The Legislative Assembly of
Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir
13. Applicability of article 239A of Constitution.
14. Legislative Assembly for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and its composition.
15. Representation of women.
16. Qualification for membership of Legislative Assembly.
17. Duration of Legislative Assembly.
18. Sessions of Legislative Assembly, prorogation and dissolution.
19. Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly.
20. Speaker or Deputy Speaker not to preside while a resolution for his removal from office is
under consideration.
21. Special address by Lieutenant Governor to Legislative Assembly.
22. Rights of Ministers and Advocate General as respects Legislative Assembly.
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23. Rights of Lieutenant Governor to address and send messages to the Legislative Assembly.
24. Oath or affirmation by members.
25. Voting in Assembly, power of Assembly to act notwithstanding vacancies and quorum.
26. Vacation of seats.
27. Disqualifications for membership.
28. Disqualification on ground of defection for being a member.
29. Penalty for sitting and voting before making oath or affirmation or when not qualified or when
disqualified.
30. Powers, privileges, etc., of members.
31. Salaries and allowances of members.
32. Extent of legislative power.
33. Exemption of property of the Union from taxation.
34. Restrictions on laws passed by Legislative Assembly with respect to certain matters.
35. Inconsistency between laws made by Parliament and laws made by Legislative
Assembly.
36. Special provisions as to financial Bills.
37. Procedure as to lapsing of Bills.
38. Assent to Bills.
39. Bills reserved for consideration.
40. Requirements as to sanction and recommendations to be regarded as matters of procedure only.
41. Annual financial statement.
42. Procedure in Legislative Assembly with respect to estimates.
43. Appropriation Bills.
44. Supplementary, additional or excess grants.
45. Votes on account.
46. Rules of procedure.
47. Official language or languages of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and language or
languages to be used in Legislative Assembly thereof.
48. Language to be used for Acts, Bills, etc.
49. Restriction on discussion in the Legislative Assembly.
50. Courts not to inquire into proceedings of Legislative Assembly.
51. Secretariat of the Legislative Assembly.
52. Power of Lieutenant Governor to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Legislative
Assembly.
Council of Ministers for the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir
53. Council of Ministers.
54. Other provisions as to Ministers.
55. Conduct of business.
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56. Duties of Chief Minister as respects the furnishing of information to the Lieutenant Governor,
etc.
Legislative Council
57. Abolition of Legislative Council of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
PART IV
ADMINISTRATION OF UNION TERRITORY OF LADAKH
58. Appointment of Lieutenant Governor of Union territory of Ladakh.
PART V
DELIMITATION OF CONSTITUENCIES
59. Definitions.
60. Delimitation of constituencies.
61. Power of Election Commission to maintain Delimitation Orders up-to date.
62. Special provision as to readjustment of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies on the
basis of 2011 census.
63. Special provisions as to readjustment of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies.
64. Procedure as to delimitation.
PART VI
SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES
65. Applicability of Scheduled Castes Order.
66. Applicability of Scheduled Tribes Order.
PART VII
MISCELLANEOUS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS
67. Consolidated Fund of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
68. Public Account of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and moneys credited to it.
69. Contingency Fund of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
70. Borrowing upon the security of Consolidated Fund of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
71. Form of accounts of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
72. Audit reports.
73. Provision in case of failure of constitutional machinery.
74. Authorisation of expenditure by President.
PART VIII
HIGH COURT
75. High Court of Jammu and Kashmir to be common High Court.
76. Special provision relating to Bar Council and advocates.
77. Practice and procedure in common High Court of Jammu and Kashmir.
78. Savings.

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