Srinagar, April 4 (GNS): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and spokesperson Ghulam Mohd Mir from Kashmir Division has expressed gratitude to Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his “timely and immediate action” in bringing down the desirous amendments in the domicile law governing reservations for all types of jobs to the domicile people of J&K UT.
The Ministry of Home Affairs late on Friday issued a fresh order offering protection to domiciles to “any post” in the Government, including senior level positions in Group A and Group B category.
The development came after the MHA received backlash by all sections of society and political parties on its previous order issued on March 31, which offered protection to domiciles only in Group D and entry-level non-gazetted Government jobs.
“It is a sigh of relief to the people especially our youth,” the leader told GNS. “Now it is open for our youth to have their jobs in gazetted and non gazetted posts without any competition from outside. We welcome this decision.”
The MHA order also removed the clause that any person fulfilling the criteria of domicile eligibility will “deemed to be” a domicile. The power to issue domicile certificates has been given to “tehsildar”. In all, it made six changes to previous order. (GNS)