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Srinagar: Mayor Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Chander Mohan Gupta, Thursday distributed domicile certificates to 25 members of Balmiki community in the winter capital.

A JMC spokesperson said that the Mayor in presence of Vikram Randhawa, EX MLC, Rahul Kumar Councillor of Ward 20, Gandhi Nagar distributed domicile certificates to 25 beneficiaries of Balmiki Community at Tehsil office Gadigarh Jammu.

“Harjeet Singh Concerned Tehsildar, Bharat Bhushan, BJP Mandal, President Gangyal area, Rinku Gill representative from Balmiki Community Jammu who is also president of Safaikaramchari union of JMC and other prominent residents of the area were also present during this function,” the spokesperson said.

Rinku Gill on behalf of Balmiki Samaj thanked the Mayor.

“Under the dynamic and able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, long pending issues of people in terms of Domicile Certificates, abrogation of Article 370, 35-A, one nation one ration card and other important matters have been successfully resolved to give due justice to the deserving residents,” he said.

Until last Saturday, the administration in Doda district of Jammu too had issued nearly 9000 domicile certificates.

In an official statement on Saturday, the government said that Union Minister of State in Prime Minister Office and Member Parliament Udhampur- Doda Constituency Dr Jitendra Singh availed his online domicile certificate from his home district Doda on Saturday.

“The Union Minister applied for the domicile certificate through online mode by following all the rules, regulations and documentary formalities and accordingly Tehsildar Doda issued domicile certificate in his favour,” it said.

Dr Jitendra Singh is a permanent resident of village Kalhota Malhori, Tehsil and District Doda.

As per the district administration, around 8980 domicile certificates have been issued across the district by the respective Tehsildars.

“The Union Minister appreciated the efforts of UT Administration for placing online mechanism for the general public to get the domicile certificate at their doorsteps,” he said.

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