Citizenship falls under the domain of the Centre

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 13, 2024 | Indian Polity

Syllabus: GS-II Subject: Polity, Topic: Citizenship, Issue: Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019

Context: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s stance on not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019.

 Implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019:

  1. the task of processing citizenship applications : Postal and Census officials under the Union government.
  2. background checks to be done by Central security agencies like the Intelligence Bureau.
  3. Online application procedures to minimize involvement from state officials or local police.


  • Applicants can apply on the Citizenship application portal.
  • Fee and specific documents required for eligibility.
  • Verified applicants may meet district-level committees.
  • Upon verification, an “Oath of Allegiance” is administered, and digital copies are sent to the empowered committee for a final decision.

Prelims Connect (Acts/Bills/Rules):

Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019:

·       It amended the Citizenship Act of 1955.

·       Aims to provide a path to Indian citizenship for Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains, and Parsis, who migrated from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, before December 31, 2014.


Source: The Hindu

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