Permanent residents of J&K require new domicile certificate in order to apply for jobs in Union Territory

Jitendra Singh, Union Minister said  on Sunday that Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) holders will also require Jammu and Kashmir domicile certificate in order to apply for jobs and to get other benefits in the UT.Union Minister for Prime Minister’s Office, Singh said that an impression is being created in certain quarters that those holding PRC don’t need to apply for the domicile certificate in Jammu and Kashmir “which is not true”.

All the PRC holders have to get J&K domicile certificate for applying for jobs and to get other benefits in the Union Territory, he said in a statement.

Jitendra Singh, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, appealed to all concerned not to be misled by such rumours.

The minister, though, said, those holding  Permanent Resident Certificate of the former State of Jammu and Kashmir are eligible for receiving new domicile certificate on the basis of PRC alone and such PRC holders shall not be required to produce any other additional document.

As far as the displaced Kashmiri Pandits are concerned, minister said that, they can get the domicile certificate on production of either the PRC or certificate of registration as migrant.

For the bonafide Kashimiri migrants and Kashmiri displaced persons who have migrated but are not registered with the Relief Department of J&K administration, a special limited provision has been provided to apply before the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrant) to registrate for the purpose of issuance of a domicile certificate, he stated.

Singh also said that the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules 2020 have a provision that applications for grant of domicile certificate can be submitted either physically or via online.

He said, the proficient authority can also issue the domicile certificate electronically.

 The new domicile law in J&K has brought optimism not only to those currently living in Jammu and Kashmir but also to those residents who are living in different parts of the world.


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