‘J&K residents to get domicile rights for land, govt jobs’
Jammu, Dec 5:
After the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Jammu & Kashmir Union
Territory residents are likely to get exclusive domicile status to protect
employment and land ownership rights, official sources said.
The sources said
keeping in view the huge unemployment among educated youth, the Union Territory
administration is likely to give domicile rights to residents so that only they
can apply for government jobs in J&K.
rights of residents of J&K would be protected with regard to employment in
Union Territory government jobs and purchase/ownership of land.
concession is likely to be announced soon as work is underway to formulate the
new rules regarding the domicile rights of J&K UT residents,” the
After revoking of
Article 370 and 35A, both the parallel flag and Constitution of the state in
addition to the exclusive rights of permanent residents of J&K to buy/sell
land were abolished.
There has been a
growing demand, both in the Jammu region and the valley, that given the
economic backwardness and huge unemployment in J&K, domicile rights of the
residents must be protected.
This has been in
addition to the demand for continuing the exclusive rights of local residents
to apply for government jobs in the newly-carved out Union Territory.
that domicile rights were in the offing for residents, the sources, however,
did not comment as to how long the domicile rights would be protected in the
new Union Territory.