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Domicile Order


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An order for adaptation and modification of State Laws specific to the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir was passed by the Parliament.

Key data’s:

  • Issued by: Amid Coronavirus Lockdown, the Ministry of Home Affairs, notified a domicile law of the UT Jammu and Kashmir and who is eligible for employment in the region.
  • Issued under: The order was made by the Central Government, as per section 96 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
  • Name of the order: The order was named as ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (adaptation of state laws) order 2020’ – comes into force with immediate effect.
  • Previous act: Previously, before the revocation of Article 370, the domiciles were defined under Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralisation and Recruitment) Act.
  • As per the order, the domiciles were,
    • Who have resided for a period of 15 years in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir (or)
    • Who have studied for a period of seven years and appeared in Class 10/12 examination in an educational institutions located in the new Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (or)
    • Who is registered as a migrant by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Domicile Certificates: To issue domicile certificates, the law has empowered Tehsildars within their territorial jurisdiction. Also, the government of J&K UT has also been empowered to notify any other officer to be Competent Authority for issuance of domicile certificate.
  • Purpose: The person who is a domicile of J&K by satisfying the above condition, would be  appointed for any post carrying a pay scale of not more than level-4 (25500) under the UT of J&K or under local or any other (other than cantonment board) within the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

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