|I accord sanction to
Sri Pratap Reforms Regulation, first part, as a tentative measure for one
year. It will come into force from the date the first Council meeting of
the Executive "Council sits. This order should be published in the State
Whereas, in view of the stage of
evolution which the Administration of the J&K State has reached, it
is expedient to amend its constitution so as to increase the efficiency
of the Administration and to afford the means for the association therewith
of subjects of the State, it is hereby enacted as follows:
(l) This Regulation may be called
the Sri Pratap Reforms. Regulation, 1 9l 8.
(2) It shall come into force on and
from the date to be fixed in this behalf by His Highness the Maharaja of
Jammu and Kashmir.
OF THE J & K STATE COUNCIL
From the date of commencement of this
Regulation or from such other date thereafter, as may be specified by His
Highness the Maharaja, and Executive Council, hereinafter called "The Jammu
and Kashmir State Council" shall be establistsd in the State.
(l) The Jammu and Kashmir State
Council shall consist the following Members: Commander-in-Chief and Senior
Members, Foreign Member, Revenue Member, Law Member, Home Member. Member
for commerce and Industry. (2) Raja Sir Harisingh, the Commander-in-Chief,
shall have precedence over the other Members of the Council, the Foreign
Member shall stand next, and the other Members according to seniority.
His Highness the Maharaja shall be the
president of the Jammu and Kashmir State Council.
The J&K State Council shall also
have a Secretary and such establishment as may be deemed necessary.
All matters which, under the existing
constitution, require orders of His Highness the Maharaja and cannot other-wise
be dealt with by any Member or any other authority under powers delegated
to him by virtue of any law, rule, regulation or practice sanctioned by
His Highness, shall . in future be submitted to His Highness in the J&K
State Council, with the exception of the subjects reserved specially for
final disposal by His Highness.