Biennial Election to the Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council by the Members of the Legislative Assembly
Seats of 6(Six) Members of the Legislative Council of the State of Jammu & Kashmir, elected by the Members of the Legislative Assembly of the State, are due to fall vacant on the retirement of those members on the expiration of their term of office, as under :-
|SI.NO.||Constituency||Name of member||Date of Vacancy|
|1.||Poonch District of Jammu Province||Jahangir Hussain Mir||19.04.2017|
|2.||Jammu Province||Master Noor Hussain||19.04.2017|
|3.||Jammu Province||Jugal Kishore Sharma||19.04.2017|
|4.||Kashmir Province||Dr. S. Bashir Ahmad
|5.||Kashmir Province||Mr. Yasir Reshi||19.04.2017|
|6.||Kashmir Province||S. Dharambir Singh||19.04.2017|
- The above six regular vacancies will be filled by Biennial election as per the following programme:-
SCHEDULE FOR ELECTION
|1.||Issue of Notification||22.03.2017 (Wednesday)|
|2.||Last date of making Nominations||29.03.2017 (Wednesday)|
|3.||Scrutiny of Nominations||30.03.2017 (Thursday)|
|4.||Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures||03.04.2017 (Monday)|
|5.||Date of poll||17.04.2017 (Monday)|
|6.||Counting of Votes||17.04.2017 (Monday) at 5.00 PM|
|7.||Date before which election shall be completed||18.04.2017 (Tuesday)|
Three separate elections will be held, as per the above schedule – one, for filling 2 (Two) seats from Jammu Province, second, for, filling the seats reserved for Poonch District of Jammu Province, and, third, for filling 3 (Three) seats from Kashmir Province.
Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council
About Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council
The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council is the upper House of the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature. The Lower House of the State Legislature is called the Legislative Assembly. Section 46 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir provides that the Legislature for the State shall consist of the Governor and two Houses to be known respectively as the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
The first Legislature of the State was established by the government of the Maharaja Hari Singh in 1934 under Act No. 1 of 1991 (Bikrami), which later came to be known as the Constitution Act of 1934 A.D. The Legislature consisted of (a) the Council, comprising of the Prime Minister and Ministers appointed by him, and (b) the Assembly, known as Prajasabha. Out of seventy five members of the Assembly, thirty were elected from Constituencies and Communities specified in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Electoral Regulations while the rest forty two non-elected members included Ministers of His Highness, and officials and persons nominated by him. In 1939, the Maharaja promulgated the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution Act of 1996 (Bilrami) corresponding to 1939 A.D. section 13 of the 1939 Act provided for a Legislature consisting of His Highness and a chamber to be known as Prajasabha.