The government reserves J&K jobs for domiciles; modifies the order of April 1

NEW DELHI: The government amended its two-day-old order on Friday night and reserved all jobs for Union territory, people who have been there for at least 15 years.

On Wednesday, while establishing the rules for domiciles, the government had reserved jobs only for group 4.

However, following furious reactions from local political parties, a notice was issued from the amended gazette, titled Order (Adaptation of State Laws) 2020, which reserved jobs for UT addresses, which was formed in October of last year after the Center. it withdrew the special state from the old state and announced its bifurcation.

Any person who meets the following conditions will be domiciled in the territory of the Union of Jammu and Kashmir for the purposes of designation for any position in the territory of the Union of Jammu and Kashmir, the revised notice said.

... no person shall be eligible to be appointed to any position unless they are domiciled in the territory of the Union of Jammu and Kashmir, the amended Civil Services (Decentralization and Recruitment) Act of Jammu and Kashmir, which is part of the notification law said.

In the April 1 notification, jobs were reserved for up to Group 4 in government only, which equates to agent rank in police jargon and multitasking personnel in government offices.

According to the domicile law, anyone who has resided for 15 years in Jammu and Kashmir or has studied for seven years and has appeared on the Class 10 and Class 12 exams at an educational institution located in the territory of the Union is a domicile .

Any person who is registered as a migrant by the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) will also be considered a domicile. Children of service staff from across India, who have served there for 10 years, also fall into the category.

Others who may be considered a domicile include the children of central government officials, service officials from across India, PSU officials and autonomous central government agencies, public sector banks, statutory agency officials , central university officials and those of renowned central government research institutes, who have served in Jammu and Kashmir for 10 years.

The children of those who meet any of the conditions or the children of said residents of Jammu and Kashmir who reside outside the territory of the Union in relation to their employment or business or other professional or vocational reasons, but their parents meet any of the established conditions in the subsection, addresses are also considered, the notification said.

The move had sparked a strong backlash from political parties, including the newly formed Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, which had met with the Prime Minister. Narendra Modi and interior minister Amit Shah last month.

The party had questioned the timing of the order, saying it was very unfortunate that such an important order was issued at a time when the country was fighting for its survival and was under strict blockade to stop the spread of the deadly.

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