Four Lakh Domicile Certificates Issued In 33 Days

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SRINAGAR: The Union Territory (UT) administration has so far granted “over four lakh domicile certificates” in “a little over one month”, Chandigarh newspaper, Tribune reported.

Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Dr Pawan Kotwal in a review meeting (File Photograph)

The newspaper quoted the Dr Pawan Kotwal, the Principal Secretary (Revenue), saying: “So far, over four lakhs domicile certificates have been granted to the applicants. Though a period of 15 days has been fixed for issuing a certificate to an applicant, yet we have asked all revenue officers, including Tehsildars, to complete the process within two days.”

Dr Kotwal told the newspaper that they have taken up the issue of “expansion of the system” with the Principal Secretary, IT Department. This, he said, in response to a query that “a large number of online applications” are being rejected.

Dr Kotwal told the newspaper reporter, Arteev Sharma: “We also received some complaints concerning the rejections of online applications. Besides, there are reports of crashing of official website and difficulty in downloading certificates. We are alive to the situation and all such issues to be dealt with the expansion of the system.”

The process of issuing domicile certificates started on June 27.

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