x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   After Omar shows teeth to Centre; NC announces to boycott delimitation commission | 3 CISF ASIs posted at Jammu Airport quarantined | Amid mounting tension on LAC, Ladakh LG meets Amit Shah | Withholding of DPC process blocks promotions of Forest Deptt employees | Rebellion within NC as veterans demand action against Omar’s close aide | 46 percent of Corona Virus patients came from outside, active cases 1261, recoveries 875 | Admin's focus on COVID -19 pandemic crisis; patients with other ailments left in lurch | For GMC Anantnag doctors, lockdown proves a blessing in disguise | Advisor Sharma reviews arrangements for conducting class 12 Board Exams in Jammu Division | Brother of explosives-laden car owner intercepted in Pulwama being questioned: J-K Police | Chief Secretary chairs 1st Apex Committee Meeting of JJM | Execution on crucial developmental works on hold for over two months to restart from June 1 in Srinagar | Commissioner provides POS terminals to authorized officials | Operations in social sector to be permitted from June 1 in Srinagar | Govt winds up Backward Commission in JK | Div Com reviews CLU cases for new retail outlets, petrol pumps | Forest Deptt removes encroachments from prime forest land | Skyview Patnitop Offers Additional 8,000 PPE Masks to Administration | SAD (Badal) demands reservation of few assembly seats for Sikhs | SIF holds meeting, discusses Delimitation Commission | JKESTEWS&AA greets BR Sharma on taking over as chairman JKPSC | Sahib Bandgi Sansthan continues to help needy during Corona Virus | Educational institutions to remain closed in J&K till June 15 | Petrol , diesel to be costlier by Rs. 2 per litre & Rs. 1 per litre | Helpline established for domestic violence victims in Jammu | Pak’s notorious agency annoyed with Hizbul chief for his failure to intensify violence in Kashmir Valley after abrogation of Art 370 | Two JPDCL employees suspended, union threatens protest | Boycott Chinese goods | Munish Gupta asks J&K government to solve problems of people of B/C Gandhi Nagar | THE AGONY OF AN ‘ATMANIRBHAR KISSAN’ | Promotion of Urban Farming amid COVID-19 | Family on verge of starvation after PHE driver dies on duty, deptt unconcerned | 26 fresh positive cases reported in north Kashmir; 263 active positive, 06 recovered | Portable water still a distant dream for this Anantnag village | JK All Departments Clerical Staff Association accuses Edu department of delaying tactics | JTC holds meet,lists demands | Order special audit of land collectors in Reasi distt: J&KAP appeals LG | JKPYC demands to roll back anti-youth decision of CUJ | 21 bovines rescued after police foils three smuggling bids in Thanamandi | Pregnant woman tests COVID-19 positive | Committee approves grant of Selection Grade in favour of 32 officers of JK Revenue Service | Only 49.6% population in J&K wash their hands with soap: Report | Forest fire triggers several landmine blasts along LoC in Balakote | Sessions Judge rejects bail plea of child trafficking accused | Heavy rain lashes Kishtwar, Doda Districts, brings respite from scorching heat | Awareness-cum-medical camp organized at JTGC | Use and throw policy of educated youth abhorable: Harsh | No jobs, starvation will lead to anarchy: Zorawar | LPG laden truck catches fires, few explodes on Jmu-Sgr NH in Udhampur | Dwivedi reviews release of supplies payment to MSMEs | High explosive Pak shell destroyed along LoC | Advisor Sharma for strengthening online education for maximum students’ outreach | Advisor Baseer Khan inspects development works in Block Marh | Back Issues  
 
news details
State elections deferred as J&K sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials
3/20/2019 10:23:18 PM
Early Times Report
New Delhi, Mar 20 The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections were deferred as the state administration asked for over 70,000 paramilitary troops for conducting simultaneous polls, a demand which could not be acceded to, officials said Wednesday.
A home ministry official said the Jammu and Kashmir administration's demand of about 717 companies of paramilitary personnel could not be met as a large number of forces would be required across the country for general elections.
A company of paramilitary comprises about 100 personnel.
The state elections may be held anytime after the Parliamentary polls, the officials said.
The Home Ministry and the administration of J&K, which is currently under the President's rule, had apprised the Election Commission of the security situation in the state when a team of the poll panel had visited there on March 4-5.
The EC team had gone there for assessing the situation and checking poll preparedness in the wake of the February 14 terror strike in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.
The J&K administration's demand could not be met as a large number of personnel would be required for deployment across the country during the Parliamentary polls, therefore, the state elections were deferred, the official said.
The demand on behalf of the Jammu and Kashmir administration was placed by the then Addition Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Muneer Khan, who was recently appointed as State Chief Information Commission.
The National Conference, the PDP and the Congress, had sought simultaneous polls and criticised the EC decision. The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP had also pitched for holding the polls together.
Higher deployment of forces may be necessitated during the polls as they have to secure the routes to be taken by the candidates for campaign, the venue of rallies, besides the security of candidates itself.
During the 2014 polls, a little more than 10,000 polling stations were set up, while the EC has announced the number will be 11,316 this time, requiring additional forces to secure them.
While 77 candidates were in the fray for the six Lok Sabha seats in 2014, 831 fought the state elections a few months later to elect 87 MLAs.
In the 2014 state assembly elections, a total of 428 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed and 47 were managed from the existing counterinsurgency grid, another official said.
During the last Parliamentary elections, the security situation had improved considerably and about 300 companies were deployed of which 126 were drawn from the counterinsurgency grid.
Before that, during the Parliamentary elections of 2009, altogether 300 companies were deployed on poll duties and 58 were again mobilised internally.
In the 2008 assembly elections, 218 companies were sought from the Centre and in addition 58 were mobilised internally by the then state government, the official said.
Another official said the large number of security personnel would be required for the Assembly elections too as Pakistan-based terror groups would make all out efforts to disrupt the process not only in the Kashmir Valley but in border districts such as Rajouri, Poonch and Doda.
During the last assembly elections, the government had provided about 100 SUVs to the candidates and requirement of such vehicles would be more this time, the official said.
The final assessment on holding the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by a three-member panel set up by the Election Commission.
The governor's rule was imposed in in the state on June 19, 2018 when the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government was reduced to minority following withdrawal of support by the 25-member BJP.
Initially, the assembly was kept in suspended animation, but the governor on November 21 dissolved the 87-member house after the PDP, supported by the Congress and arch-rivals National Conference, tried to stake claim to form a new government.
When the governor's rule expired on December 19, 2018, President's rule was imposed in the state as under the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, there is no provision for extension of governor's rule.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU