Feb 19: In a significant development, the government of Union Territory of
J&K on Wednesday re-constituted advisory boards and governing councils of
General Administration Department ordered re-constitution of the Board of
Directors, Governing Councils and Committees and Advisory Boards of key
institutions functioning in J&K.
GAD re-constituted advisory boards for the Welfare and Development of Scheduled
Castes, Pahari Speaking people and Other Backward Classes.
also re-constituted governing committees and councils for rehabilitation of
widows, orphans, handicapped and old persons (victims of militancy), J&K
Child Protection Society, Board of Directors of J&K Women Development
Corporation and Social Welfare Advisory Board.
also re-constituted of Skill Development Mission and its governing council.
changes in composition of these bodies were effected due to transition of
J&K State into a Union Territory on October 31 and absence of elected
government in the UT.
to GAD orders, LG and advisors would be chairmen of these institutions which
are headed by Chief Ministers or ministers during elected governments.
Administrative secretaries of different departments would also be member of
these institutions, the orders reveal.