Non-native spouses of J&Okay ladies can now get domicile certificates

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has added a clause to the J&Okay Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, permitting the partner of a local lady married outdoors the Union Territory to use for a domicile certificates.

As per the brand new clause, the involved tehsildar has been approved to challenge domicile certificates to the partner of a lady upon exhibiting the domicile certificates of his spouse in addition to a sound proof of marriage.

The order has additionally modified the appliance of domicile situation to all ranges of jobs within the J&Okay authorities, because the newly added clause has been introduced underneath the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act as effectively.

The move was hailed by the BJP, with the get together’s UT president Ravinder Raina calling the choice “historic”. However, the choice is more likely to face opposition.

Last 12 months, the administration had, aside from gazetted posts, reserved all level-Four jobs for domiciles of the UT. However, following protests from all sections of society and political events — together with the BJP — the administration amended the order.