What is the New Domicile Law? Check inside
The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday announced to issue a domicile certificate to the spouse of a native woman, who is a domicile holder in the UT as earlier, the J&K women who were married outside the Union Territory, made their spouse ineligible for domicile certificate.“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Consitution of India, read with section 15 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Act 2010, the government hereby directs in sub-rule (1) of rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate Rules 220, after S.No/Clause 6, the following shall be added,” the notice readThe Union cabinet in 2020 had approved the Jammu & Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020 issued under section 96 of Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.In the absence of any specific clause for the spouse of a permanent resident, issuing authorities so far were unable to grant domicile to them. However, now the government has authorised tahsildars to issue such certificates against “valid proof of marriage” and a deputy commissioner will be the appellate authority for the same.Besides these changes in the rules, permanent residents of J&K, who lived in the erstwhile state for 15 years, Central government employees having worked in J&K for 10 years, and students who have passed Class X or XII examination have the right to government jobs in the UT. They will be eligible for scholarships and the acquisition of immovable properties.Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh described the Jammu & Kashmir Domicile Rules Notification as the dawn of a new era for the Union Territory.