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PRC mandatory, reads job advt; document invalid, says BJP


Jammu, Sep 27: Advertisement for the various jobs in J&K police department has triggered a major controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanding participation of non-locals citing abrogation of Article 370.

The BJP has stated that the rollback of special status has rendered Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) null and void and therefore anybody from any part of country can apply for the posts advertised in Jammu and Kashmir.


According to a wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the notification for jobs published by the J&K police department states “J&K PRC as mandatory requirement” before applying against any position available within the department.

However, BJP has reacted sharply to the notification, stressing that the recent revocation of Article 370 entitles every citizen of the country to enjoy the same rights and in this regard the proper changes must be made into this.

Anil Sharma, a BJP party member from Jammu told KNO: “The recruitment notification needs to be revised by deleting the PRC requirement as we have already requested the DGP on this and we are hopeful about the consideration of the requested changes so that position will be open for non-locals of the region as well.”

He told KNO that the recent move of stripping the special status have opened new opportunities to every citizen of India and that too applies for the recruitment process in any department. He further said,” The requirement of PRC limits the number of applicants and when the India is campaigning about, ‘One Nation One Constitution’ then why requirement of PRC mandatory for job application in JK Police recruitment?”(KNO)