J&K Govt Amends Domicile Certificate Rules

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday introduced amendment in the Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, authorising Naib Tehsildar in addition to Tehsidar to issue the certificate to the PCR holders and their children.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 309 of the Constitution of India, read with Section 15 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralization and Recruitment) Act, 2010, the Government hereby makes the following amendment in the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020,” a GAD Notification issued today stated.

According to an official spokesperson, the amendment in Rule 5, Clause 1 authorizes both Tehsildar and Naib Tehsildar for issuing the Domicile certificate to Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) holders and their children, while naming Deputy Commissioner as the appellate authority.

“The applicants of this category (PRC holders) shall have to attach PRC Certificate, while their Children need to attach the PRC of parent and the birth certificate issued by a competent authority,” the official spokesperson added.

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