Modi govt had changed the domicile rules for J&K. Many political parties had opposed the new permanent resident rules of the government.
Srinagar| The central government has reserved all jobs in Jammu and Kashmir for the state’s original residents. These would be citizens who have been living there for at least 15 years. The government has issued a new order on Friday changing the old order issues three days ago. On 1 April, the Central Government changed the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Decentralization and Recruitment) Act. In this, children of employees working for 10 years were also allowed to apply in government jobs.
Earlier, only government jobs up to Group-4 were reserved for the original residents, but there was much opposition. Because of this, the government had to amend its rules issued on 1 April.
Several political parties in J&K including BJP’s own unit had also opposed the new amendment.
Change in Domicile Rules:
In a notification issued on April 1, it was said that people of other states registered by the Commissioner of Relief and Rehabilitation of the J&K Union Territory will also be considered as natives. Officers and their children serving for 10 years in Central Government Departments, PSUs, Central Universities, Public Sector Banks and Centrally recognized research institutes in J&K will also be entitled.
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If such children are out of Jammu and Kashmir for their job, business or professional reasons and their parents fulfil any one of the criteria of law, they will still be considered as natives. The Tehsildar of any locality will have the right to issue a native certificate.
Political parties opposed the new domicile rules
Many political parties in Jammu and Kashmir had opposed the new permanent resident rules of the government. Recently created Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party President, Altaf Bukhari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. The party questioned the timing of issuing the order. Bukhari had said that the lockdown was in force due to Corona in the country. In such a situation, it is unfortunate for Kashmir to issue orders regarding the new native rules. Omar Abdullah, vice-president of the National Conference, said that at the present time our focus should be on preventing Corona infection. Meanwhile, the government is coming up with new rules. There is no declaration in this rule keeping in mind the interests of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This is an insult to the people here.
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