Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday said that it issued over 18.52 lakh domicile certificates against over 21.99 lakh applications received till September 21, 2020.
As per the consolidated figures coming from across twenty districts of JK, a total 21,99,513 persons applied for seeking the domiciles of which 20,87,815 applications were found complete in all respects, while rest 1,11,698 were rejected for want of prescribed documents. However, against 20,87,815 complete applications, 18,52,355 persons (88.72%) were issued the domiciles till today and the rest are in the process.
Of the total domiciles issued in JK, over 1627461 were issued under clause 1(a) and Clause 1(b) (PRC holders and their children), while 172565 were issued the certificates under clause 2(a) and Clause 2(b) (to state subject applicants and non-state subject applicants and their children), including 119730 to state subjects and 50123 to the non-state subject; 34473 to the students under (clause3) including 24508 state subjects and 9870 non-state subjects; and 19479 to Registered Migrants/ children ( Clause 4).
Total domiciles issued to the Non-State Subjects excluding WPRs, Balmiki and Gorkhas are 30,445, that is 1.64 % of the total 18,52,355 certificates.
Similarly, the total domiciles issues to the Non-State Subjects stood at 59,993, including 17,978 to West Pakistani Refugees, 1,825 to Balmiki community and 755 to Gorkhas which cumulatively account to 20548.
The total certificates issued include over 497238 in Kashmir division and 1335643 in Jammu division.
The process of issuing domicile certificates in JK was started in the last week of June 2020. The application for the issuing of the domicile certificates can be submitted in tehsildar offices, even as eligible persons can also apply online. The online facility has also been made available to avoid gatherings in view of the novel Coronavirus threat.
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