Govt reduces time-limit for issuing domicile certificates from 15 days to 5 working days

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Srinagar, August 25: The government has reduced the time for issuing domicile certificates from 15 days to 5 working days in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the information department: “Govt fixes a time limit of 5 working days for issuing a domicile certificate to PRC holders and migrants. Reduces from earlier 15 days. Process made extremely simple”.


The administration has directed all locals to produce their Aadhaar numbers and PRCs to receive the certificate online.

However, if a tehsildar in Jammu and Kashmir fails to issue a domicile certificate to applicants on time they may attract a punishment of having to forfeit up to Rs 50,000 from their salary.

Kashmir-based parties have opposed the new law, saying it is an attempt to change the demography of the J&K.

The government notified the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, on May 18 and allowed different categories of non-locals, including non-local government employees, to register for domicile certificates

Prior to abrogation of Article 370 and its corollary Article 35-A on the August 5, 2019, only state subjects were allowed to buy land and apply for government jobs.

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