DB directs all DCs to file objections within 4 weeks

PIL challenging rules for issuance of PRCs

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 14: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Atul Gupta challenging rules for issuance of Permanent Resident Certificate, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan has directed all the Deputy Commissioners to file objections within four weeks.
In the PIL, it has been submitted that that a direction be given to revenue authorities to simplify the procedure in getting PRC by adhering to Clause-I of Sub Rule 3 of Section 3 of J&K Grant of PRC (Procedural Rules) 1968 and issue PRCs to all permanent residents whose father/grandfather ‘are permanent residents of J&K.
“The revenue authorities should not insist upon applicants to produce the record of 1944 and the voter list of 1951 as the same were irrelevant and did not serve any purpose”, Advocate Sumit Nayyar appearing for the PIL submitted, adding “as per the rules of 1968, word ‘may’ has been written which means if the issuance authority is not satisfied by the statement made in the application supported by the affidavit, only then these decades back records are required”.
He argued that for youngster how it would be possible to get the old record of 1944 and the voter list of 1951 when his father and grandfather are already the State subject holders and why they have been put to harassment by asking for one record or the other.
After hearing counsel for the PIL, DB issued notices to the revenue authorities with the direction to file reply.


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