Documents required for validating the caste certificate
Once the lineage is established, no further documentation will be required.
As a result, applicants can now submit a copy of a blood relative’s valid Community certificate to the district-level scrutiny committee, which is then published on the website of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI).
These terms also find recognition in Article 17 of our Constitution, which provides genuine members of these communities with some special rights and privileges to counter widespread inequality and social discrimination.
According to the 2011 Census, about 16.6 % and 14 % of India’s population were members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively.
The other frequent complaint associated with getting a Community Certificate is the long and often cumbersome online application for community certificate.
Taking cognisance of this, the Maharashtra government amended the rules last year revoking the need for a domicile certificate from applicants whose father or relatives (on the father’s side) already possess a valid certificate.
However, the demand for more quotas continues to grow, with the recent violent protests by Marathas for a 16 % reservation being a case in point.
The (shepherd) community is now planning to begin a similar agitation seeking a quota in jobs and educational institutes under the ST category.
Central Caste certificates have a different template for different categories (OBC, SC, ST and NT).But this year, the caste validity certificate has been made compulsory even at the time of registration for the admission process.