Domicile Certificates only for jobs: Govt

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The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday said the new domicile certificate was only for applying for jobs and did not confer rights to own land.

It also said those holding domicile certificates would not be included in the voters’ list in the union territory either.

“The domicile certificate is for applying for jobs in Jammu and Kashmir… It does not confer right to buy land,” Principal Secretary Revenue Pawan Kotwal told reporters here.

He was accompanied by government spokesman Rohit Kansal at the press conference.

The officials said those holding domicile certificates would not also be included in the voters’ list in the union territory.

Kotwal said there were 17 lakh applications and 4.3 lakh are pending as of now. “We have rejected 20,000 applications as well,” he added.

Asked about the fake PRCs issued in the past, Rohit Kansal said there were separate provisions of laws that deal with that aspect.