Srinagar:Â The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has formed a six-member caretaker committee for the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) and directed that fresh elections for the Chamber should be held within one month.
The court has also nominated Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and six members to oversee the election process.
The Bench of Justice Vinod Chatterji KoulÂ directed that two members namely FarooqÂ Ahmin Chadino and Manzoor Ahmad Pakhtoom will work as caretakers of KCCI till elections are overÂ on endingÂ April.
â€œThey shall act asÂ caretakers of KCCI, to operate bank account of the chamber maintainedÂ in J&K Bank Branch Residency Road Srinagar, only to the extent of making payment of salary to employees/staff of KCCI and for payment of electricity/ telephone bills/charges,â€ it said.
The judge also asked the caretaker body and the bank authorities to apprise the court about the payments and transactions of the KCCI bank account.Â Â
â€œThe xerox copies of payments on account of salary to employees/Â
the staff of KCCI and electricity/telephone bills/charges shall be submittedÂ by the persons selected,â€ he said.Â
â€œManager, J&K Bank, Residency Road shall submit the details/statement of aforementioned accountsÂ by the end of April 2021, detailing out there in the amount lying and withdrawn by afore-named persons from the above accounts,â€ the order said.Â Â
The court said the six persons whose names were proposed by the opposite factions shall form and function as a Committee for conducting elections of KCCI as also for theÂ
positions/office bearers of KCCI, viz. President, Senior Vice President,Â Junior Vice President, Secretary-General, Joint Secretary General andÂ Treasurer as prescribed under Memo of KCCI.Â
â€œAll the exercise in this regard shall be undertaken and concluded within one month and by theÂ Â end of April 2021, all the positions/office bearers of KCCI shall be elected.â€.Â Â
â€œThe elections process shall be supervised by Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar. He shall and is free to take all steps for the conduct of elections of KCCI. And while conducting the elections shall follow all the SOPs issued by the Government from time-to-time with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure its conclusion by end of April 2021, and report accordingly,â€ the court said.Â