Sate government yet to give final nod to the proposal
An ambitious proposal to disburse caste certificates to students at their colleges is put on hold due to delay in getting the final nod from the government.
Joint Collector N. Yuvaraj, who conceived the idea, said out of 1.75 lakh students in the district, data related to 1.35 lakh students had been already fed into the system after obtaining the same from the respective colleges.
An opportunity would be given to 40,000 students to apply again after their applications had been rejected due to various reasons.
Under the scheme, caste certificates of those students who had applied through Mee Seva centres, APOnline kiosks, and Rural Service Delivery Points would be despatched at the colleges after verification.
The service would later be made part of the Mee Seva services.
The new service would mean students need not come to the offices of Mandal Revenue Officers to get the certificates and instead get them at the respective colleges.
“We are keen on commencing distribution of caste certificates from the third week of June,” Dr. Yuvaraj told The Hindu on Monday.
The district administration has identified 36 centres, including 18 eSeva centres, to collect the applications, which would be forwarded to the office of various tehsildars. After verification, the digital signature of the tehsildars would be imprinted on the certificate, which could be obtained at the respective centres.
But the district administration is bogged down by the lackadaisical effort by the central contracting agency entrusted with the task of commencing the Mee Seva service.
As against the target of putting 175 centres ready by the end of March, the agency has got just 18 centres ready, pouring cold water on the plans to distribute caste certificates by April 1.