Navin Kumar Choudhary (IAS:1994:J&K) has become the first bureaucrat to get domicile rights in the Union territory. The senior IAS officer belongs to Bihar.
Choudhary is currently posted as the principal secretary in the Agriculture Production Department. He is a resident of Darbhanga district in Bihar. Tehsildar of Bahu area, Jammu, Rohit Sharma issued him the domicile certificate on June 24.
Over 30,000 people have till now received domicile certificates online in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre changed laws to grant residency to different categories of non-residents in the Union territory.