SRINAGAR — The Government of India has repealed the laws under which State Vigilance Commission and State Commission for Backward Classes Act were established.

According to Jammu & Kashmir Re-organisation (adaptation of State laws) 2020, both the laws governing creation of these institutions have been repealed.

The repeal of State Commission for Backward Classes would not affect functioning of J&K Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission which was established through an executive order by the State Law department.

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The recently constituted commission comprises of Justice (Retd.) G.D. Sharma and Muneer Ahmad Khan (former IPS officer) and Rup Lal Bharati (former IFS officer).

Days before re-organisation of Jammu and Kashmir, the Government of J&K winded up seven bodies including State Human Rights Commission and State Accountability Commission.

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