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”.
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.@DrSyedSehrish@ddnews_jammu @ANI @PTI_News @airnewsalerts @ddnewsSrinagar
— DIPR-J&K (@diprjk) August 24, 2020
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.