Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Polity and Governance
- The Central government passed Jammu And Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020 recently.
- The order defined new domicile rule for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) according to which a person residing in J&K for at least 15 years will now be eligible to be a domicile of the Union Territory.
- If a person has studied for a period of 7 years and appeared in class 10th or 12th examination in an educational institution located in the UT of J&K will also be considered as the domicile of the UT.
- Tehsildar shall be the competent authority for issuing the domicile certificate, as opposed to Deputy Commissioner.
- Section 5-A states that no person shall be eligible for appointment to a post carrying a pay scale for not more than level 4 unless he is a domicile of UT of J&K.
- Through the same order, the Centre has repealed the J&K Civil Services (Special Provisions) Act.
Important value additions:
The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019
- It is an act of the Parliament of India.
- It contains provisions to reconstitute the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, into two Indian-administered union territories, one to be called Jammu and Kashmir, and the other Ladakh.
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