source: the wire

The permanent resident certificate which defines “state subjects” in J&K was scrapped by the J&K administration on Wednesday. And the domicile status certificate was made a basic eligibility conditions for seeking admission to any educational institutions and professional examinations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The general administration department (GAD) said that it had been decided that the requirement of the ‘Permanent Resident Certificate’ wherever it was preferred for admission into any educational institutions will be replaced with a ‘Domicile Certificate’.


One of the government spokesperson informed that it has been ordered that from now on any candidate appearing for any entrance test conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (J&KBOPEE) must possess a domicile certificate.


All those candidates who are interested to appear in any entrance test, conducted by the Board, must hold a Domicile Certificate which will be issued under the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020.

Age, qualification, experience, and of category certificate as prescribed by the Government for such course from time to time will all be included.

The Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020 were notified by the J&K government on May 18.

It allowed non – locals under different categories to register for the domicile certificates in J&K. This was barred prior to August 5. 2019 decision of ending the special status of the region.

As per the government, these non-locals will now be allowed to apply for the government jobs in the union territory.

A series of constitutional changes have been affected, as per a spokesperson, with the enactment of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.

The order stated that in terms of of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019 any reference by whatever form to ‘permanent residents of the State or hereditary State subject’, wherever they occurred in any Act or notification issued or rules, orders made thereunder, will stand omitted with necessary grammatical variation.




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