Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020

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Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Polity and Governance

In News:

  • The Central government passed Jammu And Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020 recently. 

Key takeaways:

  • 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  • Through the same order, the Centre has repealed the J&K Civil Services (Special Provisions) Act.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
Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation

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