Mangaluru, July 10, 2015 : Chairing a meeting of revenue officials, D K DC Adiir B Ibrahim said that the process of issuing caste and income certificates should be speeded up. he added that with the commencement of schools and colleges, a large number of people apply for caste and income certificates.
Nadakacheri is filled with people in the queue for the certificates. The applications should be cleared within seven days. In case of necessity, the officials should work overtime. The DC directed Puttur and Mangaluru ACs to submit a daily report on the issue of certificates. He said that the income and caste certificates were valid for five years. There is a need to create an awareness on the same.
The DC said a large number of students are visiting the Aadhaar registration centres. A total of four lakh people have to register for Aadhaar in the district. There is a need to write to the State government to inform it on the status on Aadhaar. He also said that CCTV cameras should be installed in places of worship. The ornaments in temples should be listed. Additional DC Sadashiv Prabhu was present.
To make the system of issuance of caste and income certificates for schoolchildren more effective, a system to issue them through department concerned and directly through schools have been initiated, said DK Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim. A press release said that as per the new system, the students who have obtained caste and income certificates directly need not apply for the same for availing scholarships. In spite of it, a large number of parents are thronging Atalji Janasnehi Kendra seeking caste and income certificates thinking that the last date for applying for scholarships of the SC/ST, Backward classes and minority welfare department is July 15.
However, the government has extended the last date to July 31 and the government is likely to extend further. It would be better if the people apply for certificates when there is no rush at the counter, he added.