The J&K government on Wednesday rolled out the process to issue domicile certificates to the spouses of erstwhile State subjects who have a domicile certificate, which will allow husbands of women married outside to acquire the documents for the first time.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of IndiaIndiaIndia read with Section of the J&K Civil Service (Decentralisation and recruitment) Act, 2010, the government hereby grants domicile certificates to a spouse of a domicile,” a government order, dated July 20, 2021, reads. The order has been issued by the commissioner secretary to the government Manoj Kumar Dwivedi.
“The order will give domicile rights to husbands of women who have married outside J&K,” says official pleading anonymity. He says the spouses of these women were facing a lot of difficulties to get domicile certificates and that forced the government to come up with an order.