Warns of action if uploading of offline applications on portal not completed by May 31
Srinagar, Feb 10: The government on Wednesday admitted that only a small percentage of people have been issued domicile certificates through online mode and only 1/3rd of certificates issued are reflected in the web portal till January 2021. It warned officials of action if all the offline applications are not uploaded on the online portal by 31-05-2021.
According to an government Circular under number 06-JK(GAD) of 2021, dated 09-02-2021, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi said people are suffering as there are considerable instances where the prescribed timelines of 5/15 days for issuing the certificates are not being adhered to by the issuing authorities.
“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.ik.qov.in/ikservices. 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,” the circular reads.
It added that 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 the public at large is suffering,” it added.
“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,” Dwivedi said.
He said that 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 a weekly basis by the concerned Divisional Commissioners,” the circular added.