Caste validity certificate submission gets further extension till August 28

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Jun 2018 11:27:15


Staff Reporter,

Considering the sufferings by students and the increased workload on the social justice department, Maharashtra Government has further extended the date of submission of caste validity certificate. Now, students can submit the same by August 14 to August 28 as per the course and schedule. For BE, BTech, BPharm, BArch, B HMCT and MBA the extended date is August 14. For MCA the date is August 25. For post-SSC diploma, Post-HSC diploma, Direct Second year diploma the new date is August 28.

Maharashtra Government had extended the date earlier for submission of caste validity certificate for the admissions to professional courses like engineering, management, medical, architecture etc. Now students can submit the certificate till August 14 and are not supposed to submit the same during admissions. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Education Minister Vinod Tawde have specially instructed Social Justice Department to take up the work of issuing caste validity certificate on priority. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) had taken the decision as per the ruling by Supreme Court.

Maharashtra Government had asked aspirants of all professional courses like Engineering, MBA, MMS to submit their caste validity certificates right at the time of admissions. Though DTE had issued the notice in this regard well in advance in November 2017 but that notice was not circulated among all the colleges. For example, the Commerce and Arts graduate students mostly opt for MBA. During their respective courses they do not have to submit caste validity. They submit the caste certificate only. These students did not have any prior information about this as the Government had not notified about the same in advance.

ABVP demands to extend ARC date

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) urged the officials at the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to give students time until November 2018 to submit their certificates. It also demanded to extend the Application Receipt Centre (ARC) date till 2nd, 3rd round. The students have demanded to extend the registration for the same upto second and third round of Centralised Admission Process (CAP).

The Government extended the date but that would benefit to students who have applied for caste validity before the date of registration. The students who have failed to apply for the certificate before registration would be deprived of getting admissions to professional courses.