The Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) have cleared The Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill of 2021 by voice vote on 8th February 2021.

Points To Note

  • Reorganisation Amendment bill seeks to replace the ordinance to merge the J&K cadre and the Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre of civil services officer.
  • Recently bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
  • Reorganisation Amendment bill will also increase the strength of officers in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir and Leh.

Backdrop

This Bill has been passed in the line of the enactment of the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act of 2019 in the Jammu & Kashmir after revocation of the Article 370 of the constitution in the region. The act of 2019 had reconstituted the State of Jammu & Kashmir into two UT namely, the J&K and Ladakh, on 31st October 2019. It has reconstituted that area of the Jammu & Kashmir that has always been a part of the larger region of Kashmir which is the disputed between India, Pakistan, and China

About Voice Vote

It is a voting method in the parliamentary procedure in which vote is taken on a topic or motion orally. It is the simplest and quickest of voting methods that are used by deliberative assemblies. Firstly, the presiding officer or chair of the assembly puts the question to the assembly. Then ask for all those in favour of the motion to say orally (“aye” or “yea”). Later, he asks for all those who opposed the motion to say orally (“no” or “nay”). The presiding officer then count on each side and state the result. Voice votes have disadvantages because the 

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