Only domiciles can appear in entrance tests conducted by BOPEE

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday ordered that only domiciles will be eligible to sit in entrance tests conducted for professional courses of Jammu and Kashmir.

The government today amended rules to make possession of domicile certificate as eligibly for appearing in entrance tests conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE).

“Any candidate interested in appearing in any entrance test, conducted by the Board, must possess Domicile Certificate issued under the Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020 and such age and qualification, including of category certificate and experience, as prescribed by the Government for such course from time to time,” reads the amendment carried out in the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination Rules, a copy of which lies with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

It also directed all administrative secretaries to immediately effect changes in statutes/rules wherever there exists prescribed requirement of ‘Permanent Resident Certificate’ for admission in educational institutions.

The move comes two days after Jammu and Kashmir government unveiled domicile rules.

It is worthwhile to mention here that under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2019, any reference by whatever form to “permanent residents of the State or hereditary State subject”, wherever they occurred in any Act or notification issued or rules, orders made thereunder, stands omitted with necessary grammatical variation –(KNO)