Centre’s Jammu and Kashmir playbook goes down to the grassroots

The Hindu | Jul 21, 2019 at 5:31 PM
  • This Parliament session saw the extension of President’s Rule in Jammu and Kashmir by another six months.
  • Extending Central rule while promoting grassroots democracy may appear to be contradictory, but the decisions taken under the rule of the Governor and now of the President give some understanding of the method in what the Centre is attempting in the State.
  • From something as basic as the Budget Estimation and Management System (BEAMS) for expenditure management and transfer of expenditure allocation from the planning and development department to finance to elimination of interviews for employment in Class IV category, several reforms have been implemented.