Jammu & Kashmir

PRC holders in JK also need domicile certificates for jobs, other benefits: Jitendra Singh

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Srinagar: Busting the rumours that people in Jammu and Kashmir do not need Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) if they seek to apply for the government job, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office in India, Jitendra Singh said that PRC holders also need to get domicile certificate for jobs and other benefits.

Singh, according to reports, said that those holding PRC of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir are eligible for receiving new domicile certificate on the basis of PRC alone and they shall not be required to produce any other additional documents.

For Kashmiri Pandits, they have to produce either PRC or certificate of registration, the MoS added.

For bona fide Kashmiri migrants and bona fida Kashmiri displaced persons who have migrated but not registered with the relief department of Jammu and Kashmir administration, a special limited provision has been provided to apply for registration with department for purpose of issuance of domicile certificate.

Application for grant of domicile certificate can be submitted either offline- physically or electronically- online.

Expressing his concern in this regard, Lieutenant Governor of JK Manoj Sinha on Sunday set September 10, as deadline to speed up the process of issuance and delivery of domicile certificate in a tussle free way. He said all pending applicants be provided domicile certificate within 15 days.

“All pending applicants be provided domicile certificates within 15 days, and deadline of September 10 is being set, after which no long pendency shall be excused and action against the responsible, underperforming officers shall be taken,” Sinha said, chairing a meeting regarding ongoing development activities in Jammu district.

An official spokesman said the LG took notice of the 90 per cent pendency of online applications for domicile certificates and directed the officers to speed up the process through online mode.

He also directed them to ensure seamless issuance of domicile certificates for PRC holders without requiring additional documents. The LG laid emphasis on swift delivery of public services and completion of centrally-sponsored schemes at the earliest.


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