The Jammu and Kashmir Government spokesperson Rohit Kansal today said over 12.5 lakh domicile certificates had been issued so far in the Union Territory, out of which 99 per cent were issued to the permanent resident certificate (PRC) holders.
“Domicile certificate is now the basic eligibility condition for appointment to any post in the UT…no additional documentation is required for the erstwhile PRC holders (for procuring certificates). Over 12.5 lakh domicile certificates have already been issued. Out of these, more than 99 per cent have been issued to the erstwhile PRC holders. In addition, 11,398 West Pakistan refugees, 415 members of the Valmiki community and 10 members of the Gurkha community have been issued certificates…12,340 registered migrants have also been issued these,” Kansal said.
Principal Secretary and Financial Commissioner Revenue, Pawan Kotwal, said “This domicile certificate has nothing to do with the land rights. It is only a device for a person to get employment under the particular Act. ”