‘PRCs Being Issued As Per Procedure’; No Need for Issuance of Dogra Certificate, Govt says

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SRINAGAR

Minister of State for Revenue, Sunil Sharma Thursday said the Permanent Resident Certificates (PRC) are being issued to the residents of Jammu and Kashmir in a transparent manner as per the procedure laid down in the J&K Grant of Permanent Resident Certificate (Procedures) Act, 1963 and the rules framed there-under.

Replying to a question by Rajeev Sharma in Legislative Assembly, the Minister said there is no reason for harassing the children of PRC holding parents during the process of issuance of Permanent Resident Certificate.

“No such case has come to notice of the Government,” he said and added in order to make issuance of PRCs time-bound it has been made obligatory for the competent authority to issue PRCs within 30 days under SRO-224 and SRO-229, notified in terms of the J&K Public Service Guarantee Act-2011.

The Minister further said as such, the services are now being provided hassle-free and there is no complaint of any general or specific nature regarding harassment of the children of PRC holder parents while processing their PRCs.

While replying to another question tabled by MLA DK Manyal regarding the issuance of Dogra Certificate, the government said the only objective of the Dogra Certificate was to seek relaxation in the physical standards for the recruitment in the Central Armed Paramilitary Forces and Assam Rifles (CAP&AR). “Therefore, there is no requirement for issuing of Dogra Certificate.”

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