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Jammu and Kashmir: Center decides, person living for 15 years now resident here

Jammu and Kashmir The central government announced new domicile rules for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amid Corona crisis. According to the gazette notification issued by the government, section 3A has been added to the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020. A person who lived in Jammu and Kashmir for 15 years will now be called a resident there.

Under this, the definition of being a resident of the state / UT has been fixed. Any person who has spent 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or who has studied here for 7 years and took the 10th-12th examination from a local institution here, will be resident here.

According to the media report, under the new definition, the residents of the state will also include those who are “officers of the central government in Jammu and Kashmir, officials of the public sector union (a company affiliated to the central government or autonomous institution), public sector banks, Officials of Central University and have served 10 years in Central Government Research Institute.

Children of those who fulfill the above rules will also be placed in the category of residents. Along with this, now the residents of Jammu and Kashmir will also include those who have been given refugee or immigrant status by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner in the state. Under the new law, the Tehsildar will now be an officer qualified to issue domicile certificate.

Earlier, the deputy commissioner, who was identified through the gazette notification by the state government, used to take this responsibility. 29 laws related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir have been repealed. While 109 laws were amended.

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