J&K Govt Issues 1.7 Million Domicile Certificates So Far

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Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Tuesday that it has issued over 16.79 Lakh domicile certificates to the people across twenty districts of the Union Territory.

In a statement issued here, an official spokesperson said that till Tuesday, out of total 2113879 lakh applications for domicile certificates, 1679520 people across the Union Territory have been issued the same till yesterday. In Kashmir division, he said 4.16 l have been issued while in Jammu, 12.44 lakh people have received domicile certificates.

“Of the total Domicile certificates issued in the UT, over 14.32 lakh were issued to the PRC holders (clause 1(a) and Clause 1(b), 1.38 lakh under clause 2(a) and Clause 2(b) (to state subject applicants and non-state subject applicants and their children), including 1.01 lakh to state subjects and 45794 to non-state subject; 34045 to the students under (clause3) including 24455 state subjects and 9590 non-state subjects; and 18612 to Kashmiri Migrants/ children ( Clause 4),” the official spokesperson said.

He said that the certificates issued under clause 2 include 28468 in Kashmir division and 1.09 lakh in Jammu division.

“The domicile certificates issued to the PRC holders include over 10.75 lakh in Jammu division and around 3.57 lakh in Kashmir division,” the official spokesperson said.

“Of the total 2113879 applications received till September 14, 2020 across the UT, over 2.70 lakh are pending, including 1.44 lakh in Jammu division and around 1.00 lakh in Kashmir Division,” he added.

He further said that the figures also revealed that 19571 West Pakistani Refugees, 2424 Balmiki community members and 765 Gorkha Community members were also issued domicile certificates under clause 2.

The process of issuing domicile certificates in the Union Territory was started in the last week of June, 2020.

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