Current Affairs 29 June

First IAS officer from outside J&K gets UT domicile

IAS Officer from Bihar first non-local bureaucrat to get J&K domicile rights under new Law. A 1994 batch senior IAS officer from Bihar posted in J&K for 26 years has become the first non-Kashmiri civil servant to get a domicile certificate under the new law that offers permanent residency in the Valley to any Indian or registered West Pakistan refugee who meets the eligibility criteria. From Bihar’s Darbhanga district, Naveen Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Animal and Sheep Husbandry, has become the first senior IAS officer from outside Jammu and Kashmir to become a domicile of the Union Territory.

PAKISTAN TO HOLD THE GENERAL ELECTIONS IN GILGIT-BALTISTAN ON 18TH OF AUGUST

Pakistan will hold the general elections in Gilgit-Baltistan on 18th of August, the government has announced after country’s top court allowed the holding of polls in the region, notwithstanding the India’s strong protest to Islamabad for the efforts to bring the “material change” to the territories under its “illegal & forcible” occupation. The Pakistan Supreme Court on 30th of April allowed the government to amend the 2018 administrative order to conduct the general elections in the region. President Arif Alvi on Saturday approved the August 18, 2020 as poll day for the general elections to Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, as per the statement from the President House.

ENQUIRY AGAINST SUSPENDED DIG TO BE FINISHED BY JULY 9, TRIBUNAL TO STATE

The Maharashtra administrative tribunal has ordered state home department to complete departmental enquiry against the suspended DIG Nishikant More, who was booked for allegedly molesting the minor girl. More had approached MAT challenging the suspension as the enquiry was not completed within the stipulated time period of 90 days. In the year 2019 December, Taloja police booked More under sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) as well as Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act following the complaint made by the 17-year-old girl’s father. The father alleged that More touched his girl inappropriately while feeding her the birthday cake at the party.

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