If the recommendations made by the Finance Commission — which is constituted under Article 280 of the Constitution — are accepted, it will fundamentally alter the funding mechanism for defence and internal security.
“The Centre and the state are working together to raise the finances in the ratio of 25:75 to complete the irrigation projects,” said Minister for Water Resources Girish Mahajan in the legislative assembly.
The proposed legislation will enable cross-matching of DNA of persons reported missing and unidentified dead bodies found in the country, and also for establishing the identity of victims during mass disasters.
Situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway, the pass remains closed during winters (December to April). Heavy snowfall and avalanches cut off Leh-Ladakh region from Kashmir.