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Changes to PRC rules will be unacceptable: Cong, People's Conference

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The and People's Conference Sunday said any changes in the procedure for granting permanent residence certificates (PRCs) in the state would be "unacceptable".

Earlier, had said the was contemplating to simplify the procedure for grant of PRCs and a timeline should be fixed for its issuance under the Public Services Guarantee Act.

The National Conference, one of the state's major political parties, had also said earlier on Sunday that will oppose any move aimed at changing the procedure.

"Any changes to the PRC (rules) are unacceptable to the party," a party said here.

The Pradesh Committee warned that any changes to the PRC rules would not be in the state's interest and would have serious implications.

"This step will invent another problem in the state which has to be avoided in the larger interests of peace," the Congress said.

He said as the has been dissolved, the governor-led administration "has no mandate to interfere in the constitutional matters of the state".

People's also said the administration should restrict itself to basic governance.

"The governor administration needs to restrict itself to basic governance. No structural changes pertaining to PRC or are acceptable. Restrict your energies to what u r (you are) mandated to do -- which incidentally u r (you are) not doing. Please don't invent new problems," he wrote on

Article 35A of the Constitution empowers the Assembly to define 'permanent residents' of the state who are eligible for special rights and privileges, which the legislature can provide.

The is currently hearing a bunch of petitions seeking abrogation of the legislation, which was added by a presidential order in 1954 through Article 370 of the Constitution.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 19:06 IST
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