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15 to 5 days: Govt reduces time limit for issuing domicile certificates; Over 1.76 lakh issued in 2 districts alone

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Srinagar: The J&K government has reduced the time limit fixed for getting a domicile certificate from 15 days to five days.

Department of Information and Public Relations, Jammu & Kashmir, in a tweet on Monday said: “Govt fixes a time limit of 5 working days for issuing a domicile certificate to PRC holders and migrants. Reduces from earlier 15 days. Process made extremely simple.”

Reducing the time limit comes a day after Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha  Sunday directed the officers concerned to speed up the process of issuance and delivery of domicile certificates in a “hassle-free way, as he appreciated the enthusiasm shown by the applicants.”

“All pending applicants be provided domicile certificates within 15 days, and deadline of September 10 is being set, after which no long pendency shall be excused and action against the responsible, underperforming officers shall be taken,” Sinha said.

The Centre has already stated that Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) holders too will need domicile certificate in order to apply for jobs and to get other benefits in the Union Territory.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Monday asked the Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division to expedite the process of issuance of domicile certificates in their respective districts.

The Div Com issued the directions while chairing a meeting convened to review the progress in the issuance of domicile certificates and progress on NRHM recruitments in the districts.

The Deputy Commissioners apprised him about the certificates issued so for in their respective districts. It was informed that process of issuance of domicile certificates is in full swing in all the districts of the division.

It was informed that  82,000 domiciles certificates have been issued in the Doda district through offline and online mode and the process is on to dispose of pending applications at the earliest.

In Rajouri, a total 94,000 domicile certificates have been issued so far in the district through offline and online modes and the process is on to clear pendency at the earliest, the meeting was told.