STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: In a petition filed by Satinder Singh and Joginder Singh challenging the order of Revenue Secretary, whereby it was ordered that tenure of existing Gurdwara Prabandhak Committees are extended by three months in view of COVID-19 pandemic, Justice Sindhu Sharma after hearing Satinder Singh, granted last and final opportunity to Senior AAG S S Nanda to file affidavit regarding authority, presently running affairs of Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee and timeline for completion of elections.The petitioners, aggrieved of the notification issued by Respondent-Principal Secretary to Government, Revenue Department, bearing S.O No. 218 dated 13th of July, 2020, in terms whereof, the Government in exercise of the powers conferred by rule 63-C of the Jammu and Kashmir Sikh Gurdwaras and Religious Endowments Rules, 1975 and in suppression of all previous notifications issued on subject, directed that the members of District Gurdawara Prabandhak Committees of District Shopian, Anantnag, Pulwama, Baramulla, Budgam, Kupwara, Srinagar and Jammu, elected in 2015, shall continue as members of the aforesaid committees for a period of three (3) months from the date of expiry of their term or till elections of these Committees are held under Act and rules framed there under, whichever earlier, on grounds detailed out in petition with particular reference that Rule 63-C does not empower Government to exceed the term of members of office beyond period of five years and the only power available in terms of Rule 63-C is on noticing any difficulty regarding holding of elections, the Government, for reasons to be recorded in writing, that it is not reasonably practicable to hold elections to any Committee in accordance with provisions of the Act and these rules, it may, by notification, nominate the members of the Committee and thereupon provisions of the Act. These rules shall apply to the members so nominated in same manner as they apply to the members elected under the Act and rules, provided that the term of office of members of the Committee so nominated shall not exceed one year unless Government for reasons to be recorded in writing, considers it necessary to extend the term for further period not exceeding one year at a time. The petitioners submitted that there is no scope for Government for extending the period of committees in term of Rule 63-C. It was submitted that notification is contrary to rule 63-C of rules, therefore illegal and unconstitutional.
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