Non-local spouses of J&K girls to get domicile standing

In a important transfer, the Jammu and Kashmir government has determined to concern domicile certificates to the husbands of native girls married to people from exterior the state. This is a big transfer as a result of it will now permit them to purchase land or property within the Union territory, or apply for government jobs there. 

For this, a clause has been added to the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020.

The new clause offers the involved tehsildar the authorisation to concern a domicile certificates to the partner of a lady upon exhibiting the domicile certificates of his spouse in addition to a legitimate proof of marriage. The Deputy Commissioner is the appellate authority in case of any grievance.

Commissioner Secretary to J&K government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, issued an order dated July 20 in which he specified the foundations that make the partner of a domicile certificates holder eligible for getting the certificates. Women married to residents of the UT are routinely granted domicile standing.

The government in May notified Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, which specify the circumstances and the method to acquire the paperwork required for making use of to jobs and avail other privileges restricted to residents.

All people who have resided within the UT for 15 years, or have studied for seven years and appeared in Class 10 or 12 examinations in an academic establishment within the area, and their youngsters, are eligible for grant of domicile standing.

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