Jammu: Noticing casual approach of concerned authorities for not uploading details of domicile certificate on web portal, the government issued strict instructions asking officials to upload details and directed divisional commissioners of both regions to monitor development.
“The Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020 notified vide S.O. 166 of 2020 dated 18.05.2020, inter-alia provide the procedure for grant of Domicile Certificates through manual as well as online mode on the portal www.jk.gov.in/ikservices,” reads the order in possession of The Dispatch.
“Vide Circular No. 18-JK(GAD) of 2020 dated 05.08.2020, instructions have been issued to the notified authorities to enter details of the Certificates issued manually/offline on the said portal simultaneously,” reads the order issued by commissioner secretary to government Manoj Kumar Dewidi.
The order further reads, “Upon reviewing the progress in the matter, it has been observed that updation of Domicile Certificates issued offline, has not been done on the portal by the issuing authorities. It has been noticed that till January, 2021, only 1/3rd ~of the Certificates issued are reflected in the Web Portal, besides only a small percentage have been issued through online mode. Further, there have been considerable instances where the prescribed timelines of 5/15 days for issuing the certificates are not being adhered to by the issuing authorities on account of which public at large is suffering,”
Accordingly, the circular instructions dated 05.08.2020 for uploading of all offline applications on the online portal are hereby reiterated and the notified authorities are impressed upon to complete the process by 31.05.2021, failing which action shall be initiated against the defaulting officers.
Additionally, all the issuing authorities are advised to adhere to the timelines for
issuance of Domicile Certificate as prescribed under rules.
“The progress in this regard shall be monitored on weekly basis by the concerned Divisional Commissioners,” the order reads.