Governor Malik likely to recommend President’s rule in J&K from Dec 20
Srinagar: Governor Satya Pal Malik is set to recommend President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir in his report to the Ministry of Home Affairs, said officials. If so happens, J&K will be coming under the President’s rule after a span of 28 years
According to a report in The Indian Express, government officials said they will soon seek approval from the Union cabinet for President’s rule in the Valley, and it has to be approved by Parliament.
In the case of Jammu and Kashmir, unlike other states, the process of implementing the President’s rule is more nuanced where Governor rules for the first six months.
Within two months of the imposition of President’s rule, the approval has to be done by both Houses of Parliament. Once approved by both the Houses, the rule is valid for six months.
An official said, “As long as President’s rule is in effect, Parliament makes laws on the 61 subjects on the state list.” The money Bills of the state are also approved by Parliament during this time.
According to The Indian Express report, officials said President’s rule was earlier imposed in 1990 and lasted more than six years due to the sudden rise in terrorism and breakdown of law and order in the Valley. It was first imposed on 6 March 1986.
Governor Malik dissolved the Assembly last month pointing the “impossibility of forming a stable government by the coming together of political parties with opposing political ideologies.”
Another government official said, “If the Assembly remained in suspended animation at the time of President’s rule, the legislative powers of the Assembly are vested with Parliament.”
Meanwhile, BB Vyas, the adviser to J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik, resigned on Wednesday, 12 December, after he was appointed as a member of the Union Public Service Commission. Officials said the Governor has accepted Vyas’s resignation.