Domicile Law amended, now spouses of J&K women married to persons from outside UT to get domicile certificates

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Domicile Rules Notification is the dawn of a new era in UT: Dr Jitendra Singh
JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced to issue a domicile certificates to the spouses/husbands of a native woman, who is a domicile holder in the UT. Earlier, the J&K women who were married outside the Union Territory made their spouse 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 Reorganization 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 power to grant the category of domicile to the spouse of domicile has been conferred on the Tehsildar.
The spouse is eligible to get a certificate upon showing (1) Domicile certificate of his/her spouse and (2) valid marriage proof.
The order modified the applicability of Domicile conditions to all levels of jobs in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir under the Jammu & Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralization and Recruitment) Act.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution 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.
The Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh described the Jammu & Kashmir Domicile Rules Notification as the dawn of a new era for the Union Territory.
It is pertinent to mention here that in the absence of any specific clause for the spouse of permanent resident, issuing authorities were unable to grant domicile and had set a 15-year ceiling to get the certificate.
However, the Union cabinet in 2020 had approved the Jammu & Kashmir (Adaptation of State Laws) Second Order, 2020 issued under section 96 of Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.
Now the spouse of a domicile certificate holder can get the certificate upon submission of certain documents, as new clause has been added under the J&K Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020.