New domicile rules in J&K

New domicile rules in J&K

New domicile rules in J&K


The J&K administration has rolled out the process to issue domicile certificates to the spouses of erstwhile State subjects who have a domicile certificate, which will allow husbands of women married outside to acquire the documents for the first time.

What does the order say?

  1. In exercise of the powers conferred by provision to Article 309 of the Constitution of India read with Section of the J&K Civil Service (Decentralization and recruitment) Act, 2010, the government hereby grants domicile certificates to spouse of a domicile.
  2. Those persons and their children who have resided for 15 years in J&K, or have studied for seven years and appeared in the Class X or XII exam in an educational institution in the UT, are eligible for grant of domicile


  1. The government has authorized tahsildars to issue such certificates against “valid proof of marriage”.
  2. A deputy commissioner will be the appellate authority for the same


  1. Two to three lakh people, made up of refugees from Pakistan, sanitary workers resettled from other parts of India and Gorkhas who arrived as soldiers before Independence will get a relief
  2. changes will enable many others currently living in J&K to get domicile and associated rights.


  1. New domicile rules will lead to a huge influx into the region
  2. Dispossession of land and a shrinking of economic opportunities for local people

Download Yojna IAS Daily Current Affairs of 21st July 2021

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