NEW DELHI: The Centre today approved a Bill that seeks to extend jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, to Jammu and Kashmir on matters pertaining to statistics under Union and Concurrent lists.
“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection of Statistics Act, 2008, to Jammu and Kashmir on statistics relevant to any matters under any of the entries specified in the List-I (Union List) and the List-III (Concurrent List) in the 7th Schedule… As applicable to Jammu and Kashmir under the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954,” a statement said.
According to the statement, the amendment will strengthen data collection mechanism in the state. It will also provide for extending the jurisdiction of the Act to Jammu and Kashmir in respect of matters not reserved for the state as per the Constitution Order, 1954. (AGENCIES)