Over 110 domicile certificates were issued in Pandori Panchayat, Tehsil Bishnah.
The domicile certificates were distributed by Tehsildar Bishnah Sohan Lal.
“With the distribution of domicile certificates, the long pending demand of the public has been fulfilled. People who were living in Jammu and Kashmir for many years but were deprived of citizenship rights now have equal rights as other citizens of Jammu and Kashmir,” the divisional commissioner said.
Under the domicile rules, all those persons and their children who have lived for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or have studied for seven years and appeared in class 10 or 12 examinations in an educational institution in the UT are eligible for domicile certificates.
Children of central government officials, all India service officers, officials of PSUs and autonomous body of the central government, public sector banks, officials of statutory bodies, central universities and recognised research institutes of the Centre, who have served in Jammu of Kashmir for a total period of 10 years, will also be eligible for domicile status in the UT.
Besides, all those migrants and their children who are registered with the relief and rehabilitation commissioner will be granted a domicile certificate. Children of those residents of Jammu and Kashmir who reside outside the Union Territory in connection with their employment of business or other professional or vocational reasons have become eligible for grant of domicile status.