What is delimitation in Jammu and Kashmir?

Delimitation refers to the process of demarcation of the boundaries of parliamentary or assembly constituencies. The process is carried out every few years to ensure that each constituency has approximately an equal number of voters — the underlying logic being that a set number of voters have one representative in the Lok Sabha as well as in the state assemblies across the country. Therefore, the exercise is carried out after every census. 

Given the political sensitivity of the exercise, no government — central or state — can carry it out, and after every census, Parliament enacts a Delimitation Act under Article 82 of the Constitution. Subsequently, a high-powered body known as the Delimitation Commission is constituted, which carries out the process of demarcation of constituency boundaries. The orders of this commission are legally binding and not subject to scrutiny of any court of law. Even Parliament cannot suggest modifications to an order issued by the commission.

The commission consists of a chairman — a retired or sitting judge of the Supreme Court — the chief election commissioner or any of the two election commissioners, and the election commissioner of the state in which the exercise is being carried out. In addition, five MPs and five MLAs of the state are chosen as associate members of the commission.

Since the commission is a temporary body with no full-fledged staff of its own, it relies on EC employees to carry out the long-drawn exercise. Census data for each district, tehsil and gram panchayat is collected, and the new boundaries are demarcated. The exercise can take up to five years.

Srinagar among top 50 cleanest cities of India

Srinagar city has figured among the top 50 cleanest cities of India under the Swachh Survekshan 2021 rankings, officials said here on Sunday. 

Officials told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that Srinagar city has also bagged 12th rank in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge, while it has figured among the top 50 cleanest cities of the country under Swachh Survekshan 2021 Awards.

Notably, Srinagar had ranked at 241 and 281 in 2017 and 2018 respectively. 

Meanwhile, taking to micro-blogging site Twitter city mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu said that it was a proud moment in Srinagar. 

“Srinagar yet again ranked as one of the 50 cleanest cities in the country under the Swachh Survekshan 2021 Awards! We also bagged 12th rank in Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge!! Pertinent to mention – Srinagar was ranked 241 in 2017 & 281 in 2018. ANOTHER proud day for #Srinagar,” he Tweeted. (KNS)

Jammu University MBA admission 2021 notification


International Centre for Cross-Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM), University of Jammu invites applications for admission to the two-year full-time MBA (International Business) Programme.

(In-take Capacity: 30 seats).

The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3 pattern), with at least
50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline from a recognized Indian University or any other equivalent examination.

Candidates appearing in the final year of qualifying examination in 2020/2021, as the case may be, can also apply provisionally as per the University statutes. Further, the candidate must have appeared in CAT 2020/ AIMA-MAT (September 2020/December 2020/February 2021/May 2021/June 2021/September 2021) and CMAT 2021 (Cut off 40 percentile are eligible to apply).

The detailed Admission Notification and the Application Form can be downloaded from the website:
www.jammuuniversity.ac.in. Application Forms are also available in the Office of ICccR & HRM w.e.f. November 10, 2021, against a Bank Draft of Rs. 1000/- drawn in favor of Director, ICccR & HRM, University of Jammu, payable at Jammu. Application Forms downloaded from the Website: www.Jammuuniversity.in must be accompanied by Bank Draft as per above.

Such application/s must be accompanied by a scanned copy of the supporting documents.

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The last date for submission of Application Form, complete in all respects by hand/ post/
through e-mail at officeicccrandhrm@gmail.com, is up to November 30, 2021.

JK Post Office Recruitment 2021 | Apply now

Department of Post DOP Jammu Kashmir invites Online Applications for the post of Multi Tasking Staff / Postal Assistant / Staff Car Driver / IPPB / GDS / Postman / / Other Post office Jobs. The candidates who have eligibility criteria can apply online for Latest JK Postal Circle Recruitment 2021 – Application Form. Candidates can check every Notification of the Jammu & Kashmir Postal Circle here in this article.

We will let you know all the Updates of Jammu Kashmir Postal Notifications. Get ready for the Jammu Kashmir Postal Notification. Check Jammu Kashmir Post Office Recruitment 2021 – Eligibility, Application Fee, Exam Dates, & Other Details are already mentioned.

JK Post Office Gramin Dak Sevak Vacancies 2021 (BPM)

Jammu & Kashmir Post Office Department declared the notification for the 266 posts of Gramin Dak Sevak.

Aspirants belonging to Jammu and Kashmir region are eligible for these posts advertised by the JK Post office department.

Name of the OrganizationJammu & Kashmir Postal Circle Department
Total Vacancies266
Name of the PostGramin Dak Sevak
Qualification10th Pass
Age LimitMinimum – 18, Maximum – 40
  • Starting date to Apply Online
  • Last date to Apply Online
  • 30th September 2021
  • 29th October 2021
  • Official NotificationPDF link

    Application Fee

    • UR/OBC/EWS Male / Trans-man: Rs.100/-
    • All Female/Trans-woman / SC/ST / PwD Candidates: Free

    Important Dates

    • Starting date to Apply Online: 30th September 2021
    • Last date to Apply Online: 29th October 2021

    Category wise seat distribuation

    CategoriesTotal Posts
    General / Open Merit119

    How to Apply for JK Postel Office Vacancies?

    • Visit the official website https://appost.in/gdsonline/
    • Then search for the J & K GDS Recruitment application form.
    • Click on the form and fill the form with complete details.
    • Check the details clearly and submit it.
    • Take a printout for further use.

    Follow the above-given steps in order to apply for the posts advertised for JK Post Offices across Jammu and Kashmir.

    or also you can watch our video on how to apply for these posts.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Total No of Posts for JK Post Office 2021


    How to Apply for JK Post Office Gramin Dak Sevak Vacancies?

    Follow the above-given steps/instructions on how to apply for these posts.

    Last date for Online Form Submission.

    29th October 2021

    Jammu University BTECH Admission notice 2021-22

    Online Applications are invited for admission to the following Programmes for the Academic Session

    • B. Tech: (Computer Science and Engineering)
    • B. Tech: (Civil Engineering)
    UniversityJammu University
    CourseB. Tech
    Total Seats60
    Official sitewww.jammuuniversity.ac.in
    Commencement of submission of Application form through E-mail at
    4 October 2021
    Last date for submission of Application form on the Email id uietkc@gmail.com (without late fee)11 October 2021

    Details of Eligibility, Admission Procedure, important dates, and other details/instructions are available in the
    admission notification 2021-22 on the website: www.jammuuniversity.ac.in For further details and updates visit the website:- www.kathuacampus.in

    The Selection lists of the candidates shall be notified later on the dates decided by the Competent
    Authorities of the University of Jammu.

    Arms, ammo dropped by drone recovered in Jammu: Police

    Srinagar, Oct 03: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition which were dropped by a drone near Phallian Mandal area of Jammu last night.

    An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that the police recovered one AK-47, a night vision device, 3 magazines, and ammunition near the Phallian Mandal area of Jammu last night. 

    He said that the arms and ammunition were dropped by a drone as is evident from the packing.

    “Jammu Police is looking for possible receivers in the area, while further searchers are going on,” the official said. (KNS)

    ‘J&K Bank loan fraud case’| ED attaches Rs 145 cr assets of spices company

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 145 crore of a Bengaluru-based spices company in a money-laundering probe linked to an alleged loan fraud in the J&K Bank.

    The agency said in a statement issued on Wednesday that a factory building, shops, flats, and lands of the company, S A Rawther Spices Pvt Ltd, and others were provisionally attached under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

    The total value of the attached properties is Rs 145.26 crore, it said. The ED case stems from an FIR filed by the anti-corruption bureau of the J-K Police against the company and its promoter director

    Syed Anish Rawther, the then manager of the J&K Bank branch located at BU Infantry Road in Bengaluru, and other officials of the same bank, in August 2019.

    “In the FIR, it was alleged that S A Rawther Spices Pvt Ltd defaulted loan and was declared NPA (nonperforming asset) in September, 2017.Net amount of Rs 285.81 crore was outstanding with the company besides the unapplied interest of Rs 66.91 crore against the mortgaged collateral property of Rs 171 crore,” the ED said in a statement.

    During the same period, it said, the firm “also borrowed Rs 16.5 crore from HDFC Bank and Rs 25 crore from RBL Bank and mortgaged the same property, which was already mortgaged with J&K Bank Ltd.”

    “The then branch manager (of J&K Bank) in connivance with promoter/director of the company caused loss to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs 352.72 crore,” the agency claimed.

    The company obtained multiple loans and used them to export goods mostly to related parties and the export proceeds were never realized in India, it claimed.

    “The company also diverted the funds to sister/group concerns by adjustment of their overdue export bills by releasing fresh packing credit, Inland Letters of Credit (ILC) towards dealings with sister concerns by way of accommodation of bills under the garb of ILC.”

    “It was found that S A Rawther Spices Pvt Ltd has availed packing credit loans from J&K Bank and used the same for servicing installments towards term loan account of Central Trade Agency Pvt Ltd., which is a sister concern of the former company,” it said.

    JKSSB Selection lists for various posts released

    Provisional Selection List for the post of Field Assistant III, (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No 023 Advertised Vide Advertisement Notice No 03 of 2020 dated 01-12-2020, (Agriculture
    Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants and Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits

    Provisional Selection List for the post of Field Supervisor Mushroom (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No 024 Advertised Vide Advertisement Notice No 03 of 2020 dated 01-12-
    2020, (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants and Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits

    Provisional Selection List for the post of Assistant Store Keeper (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No 025 Advertised Vide Advertisement Notice No 03 of 2020 dated 01-12-2020,
    (Agriculture Production Department) Divisional Cadre Kashmir, under PM Package for Kashmiri Migrants and Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits

    Download PDF selection list

    Forces launch search operation in Chadoora town

    Government forces on Thursday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Chadoora town of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, officials said.

    Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Army’s 53RR and SOG cordoned off Chadoora town from the Hospital side.

    They said that all the entry and exit points towards the area have been sealed, while the searches were going on

    COVID-19: J-K records 110 fresh cases, no death

    Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday witnessed 110 fresh positive cases taking the number of total active cases to 1,345 while no death was reported in the UT in the last 24 hours.

    With no more fresh deaths, the death toll in the UT stands at 4,422 and 110 fresh positive cases reported on Thursday have pushed the tally of positive cases to 329,430.

    Of the exact number of 329,430 cases, 205,630 are from the Kashmir division and 123,800 from the Jammu division. Officials told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that among 110 new cases, 84 belong to the Kashmir division while 26 are from the Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in the Kashmir division has reached 205,630 including 202,335 recoveries and 2,249 deaths while as a total number of positive cases in Jammu division has reached to 123,800 including 121,328 recoveries and 2,173 deaths.

    The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir is 1,345 including 1,046 from the Kashmir division and 299 from the Jammu division.

    With 153 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 323,663 which is 98.25 percent of the total cases.

    “Cases tested positive in J&K include 45 from Srinagar, 15 from Baramulla, 07 from Budgam, 00 from Pulwama, 02 from Kupwara, 05 from Anantnag, 05 from Bandipora, 04 from Ganderbal, 01 from Kulgam, and 00 from Shopian in Kashmir division while as 26 from Jammu division include 03 from Jammu, 01 from Udhampur, 05 from Rajouri, 06 from Doda, 01 from Kathua, 01 from Samba, 00 from Kishtwar, 07 from Poonch, 00 from Ramban and 02 from Reasi,” officials disclosed.

    Meanwhile, authorities on Thursday said that no fresh cases of Mucormycosis popularly known as the black fungus were reported in the UT and the tally stands at 46.

    As per officials figures, 74,243 positive cases including 839 deaths and 72,848 recoveries are from Srinagar, 24,323 including 282 deaths and 23,873 recoveries are from Baramulla, 23,583 including 23,253 recoveries, and 207 deaths are from Budgam, 15,468 including 15,229 recoveries, and 194 deaths are from Pulwama, 14,350 including 166 deaths and 14,161 recoveries are from Kupwara, 16,525 including 16,294 recoveries and 205 deaths are from Anantnag, 9,743 cases including 9,610 and 102 deaths are from Bandipora, 10,311 including 10,168 recoveries and 79 deaths are from Ganderbal, 11,478 including 11,354 recoveries and 117 deaths are from Kulgam and 5,606 including 5,545 recoveries and 58 deaths are from Shopian.

    In the Jammu division, 53,172 including 51,970 recoveries and 1,144 deaths are from Jammu district, 11,402 including 11,259 recoveries and 137 deaths are from Udhampur, 11,227 including 10,924 recoveries and 237 deaths are from Rajouri, 7,771 including 7,575 recoveries and 133 deaths are from Doda, 9,304 including 9,139 recoveries and 151 deaths are from Kathua, 7,150 including 7,022 recoveries and 120 deaths are from Samba, 4,813 including 4,761 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Kishtwar, 6,358 including 6,243 recoveries and 97 deaths are from Poonch, 6,030 including 5,944 recoveries and 67 deaths are from Ramban and 6,573 including 6,491 recoveries and 43 deaths are from Reasi.

    As per the daily information bulletin, 3,548,032 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 7,449 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 1,345 persons are in isolation.

    According to the bulletin, 3,071,573 persons have completed the surveillance period and 463,243 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 14,854,376 samples are available. Out of 14,854,376, the number of samples tested negative stands at 14,524,946 while 329,430 have tested positive, among them 1,345 persons are active, 323,663 persons have recovered and 4,422 persons have died—(KNO)