The continuing ban on 3G-4G internet service is proving a big impediment in issuance of domicile certificates in J&K, officials said .

The issuance of these certificates has taken a heavy toll on designated officials’ work whose much time is wasted every day in awaiting OTPs and in other related technical problems.

“There are numerous hardships in issuing domicile certificates. We are unable to contain all cases in a day due to absence of proper internet services in J&K,” an official wishing not to be named said.

He said it is impossible to look, check and verify all cases in a day and then issue certificates to applicants because non-availability of high-speed internet services across J&K has hampered the system. “There are some technical issues which need quick technical response but what one can do when there is no access to 3G-4G internet services.”

“We can’t ignore technical issues like browsing, log in, downloading application form and then uploading photograph of the applicant. It takes minimum half-an-hour. Later on receiving OTP and uploading e-signatures also takes 20 minutes”, the official said.