The J&K administration has ordered the deletion of the word “State” from the name of Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education Act 1975.
The move comes more than a year after the government of India abrogated Article 370 from the Constitution of India and reduced J&K to a Union Territory.
As per the order issued by deputy secretary administration in JKBOSE, the decision to delete “State” from JK Board of School Education Act has been taken in pursuance of S.O. 3465(E) dated 15-10-2020, issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh affairs).
“It is hereby ordered for the information and compliance of all the officers, sub-offices and branch heads of the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education that hence forth all their official communications and correspondences shall be made under the title of The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education instead of the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education, thus deleting the word “State” from its name,” the order reads.
The order further states that severe action will be taken against the defaulters in case of any violation or non-compliance is detected in this regard.