Legal Status of the AJ&K Election CommissionThe Administrative Head of the AJ&K Election Commission i.e. (The Chief Election Commissioner) derives his legal/constitutional status from the Article 50 of the “Azad Jammu & Kashmir Interim Constitution Act 1974” which provides for the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner for the State. Whereas, he, for the administrative purpose, is assisted by the Secretary Election Commission, a BPS-20 Officer. The AJ&K Election Commission operate as a “Special Institution” under Schedule-1 of the Rules of Business of the Azad Govt. of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and has a Secretariat approved vide Govt. Notification No: H-13(230) dated 31.01.1991.