Govt constitutes GoM to prepare roadmap for J&K

New Delhi: The Centre constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) on Wednesday to look into the issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir, which has been bifurcated into Union Territories after the abrogation of provisions under Article 370.

According to official sources Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for the PMO Jitendra Singh are part of the group.

The GoM will suggest various development, economic and social steps to be taken for the two UTs which will come into existence on October 31, sources said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent address in the UAE  last week had defended his government’s scrapping of Article 370.

He said the move was designed to end the isolation that had kept Jammu-Kashmir underdeveloped that only “serve(d) the vested interests of a few