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J&K to grant domicile certificates to non-local spouses

A bride being carried in a palanquin at Aditragh village in Pulwama district, 75 km south of Srinagar, J&K. Prior to August 5, 2019, when the Centre ended J&K’s special constitutional position, husbands of local women married outside J&K had no right to buy property or apply for jobs in J&K. File photo   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

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.

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“In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India read with Section of the J&K Civil Service (Decentralisation and recruitment) Act, 2010, the government hereby grants domicile certificates to spouse of a domicile,” a government order, dated July 20, 2021, reads.

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

Prior to August 5, 2019, when the Centre ended J&K’s special constitutional position, husbands of local women married outside J&K had no right to buy property or apply for jobs in J&K.

According to ‘J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate Procedure Rules 2020’, domicile certificates will be issued to all Permanent Resident Certificate holders and their children living outside the Union Territory.


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