JK govt to set up State Security Commission under Police Bill

Last Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 13:21

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government will set up a State Security Commission to be headed by the Chief Minister to review security scenario in the state and frame policy guidelines under the proposed J&K Police Bill 2013.

"The government within six months of the coming into force of this Act (J&K Police Act), will establish a State Security Commission (SSC)," according to the draft J&K Police Bill, 2013.

The Bill is likely to be tabled in the forthcoming budget session of the Assembly starting from February 28.

The Commission will aid and advise the government in discharge of its functions under the Act, review the security scenario and define and lay down areas of concern and priority.

The commission will have the chief minister as the Chairperson, Home Minister or Minister of State (MoS) for Home as Vice-Chairperson, a retired high court judge nominated by Chief Justice of J&K High Court, Chief Secretary, Administer Secretary of Home Department, DGP and three non-official members, one of whom would be a woman.

The Commission would submit a report annually to the state government which will be tabled in the Assembly.

It shall also appoint three-member panel of experts familiar with the functioning of police or public administration to review and evaluate the performance of the police force annually.

The draft plan has been prepared in pursuance to the judgement of the Supreme Court passed relating to the police reforms, he said.

The government has invited suggestions and comments from general public, social organisations, NGOs, academicians and other stakeholders with regards to the draft Bill.


First Published: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 13:20

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