Srinagar: The spouse of a native woman of Jammu and Kashmir will be issued a domicile certificate, the administration of the union territory announced on Tuesday. Earlier, the spouse of J&K women who were married outside the UT were ineligible for domicile certificate.
The Union cabinet in 2020 had approved the Jammu & Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020 issued under section 96 of Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.
The spouse of a domicile certificate holder can get the certificate upon submission of certain documents, as a new clause has been added under the J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020. The spouse is eligible to get a certificate upon showing the domicile certificate of his/her spouse and a valid marriage proof.
Jammu & Kashmir government to issue domicile certificate to the spouse of a native woman. Earlier J&K women who were married outside the UT, made their spouse ineligible for UT’s domicile. pic.twitter.com/SeZdLs2Mbe
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The power to grant the category of domicile to the spouse of domicile has been conferred with the tehsildar.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Consitution of India, read with section 15 of the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Act 2010, the government hereby directs in sub-rule (1) of rule 5 of the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate Rules 220, after S.No/Clause 6, the following shall be added,” the notice reads.