JAMMU, July 3: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a notification to correct 64 errors in amendments carried out by it post-reorganization of erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir in the laws enacted by the J&K Legislature.
The amendments, signed by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, have been issued in the Gazette of India by the Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs, Union Ministry of Home.
The MHA has issued the corrigendum to correct mistakes in four orders issued by it under Section 96 of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, which empowered it to amend/ repeal the laws made applicable to Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory and Ladakh Union Territory.
Under Section 96 of the Reorganization Law, the Centre was empowered to amend/ repeal laws which were made applicable to Jammu and Kashmir, which was made a Union Territory along with Ladakh after bifurcating erstwhile State of J&K through the Reorganization Act.
The Centre was vested with these powers for a period of one year, starting from October 31, 2019.
According to the notification, 11 mistakes have been corrected in Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Adapation of State Laws Order) 2020 and 21 in Adaptation of State Laws) Third Order, 2020 unveiled on October 5, 2021.
Five such mistakes and deficiencies were rectified in Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Adaptation of State Laws) Fourth Order, 2020 and 27 in Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Adaptation of State Laws) Fourth Order, 2020.
In September 2019, the Centre had also corrected 52 mistakes in Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act.
Majority of the mistakes were either correction in spellings or grammatical errors.