Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice& Empowerment
25 Jeevan Prakash Building
9th Floor, Kasturba Gandhi Marg,
New Delhi, Dated 25th November, 2002
Chief Secretaries to all State Governments/UT Admns.
Subject: Issue of OBC certificate to migrants from one State/UT to another State/UT-Clarification regarding.
I am directed to say that many instances have come to the notice of this Ministry wherein certificates belonging to a particular backward class has not been issued strictly in accordance with the principles governing the issue of such certificates. In order that the certificates are issued to the eligible persons, it is necessary that proper verification based primarily on revenue records and if need be, through reliable inquiries, is made before such certificates are issued.
2. Further, it may be clarified that in the case of migrant OBCs, the crucial date for determining the OBC as migrant of origin should be taken as the date of issue of notification applicable in the case of beneficiary. Similarly, in the case of persons born after the date of issue of the relevant notification, the place of residence for the purpose of acquiring backward class status is the permanent abode of their parents at the time of the issue of the notification under which they claim to belong to such a caste/community.
3. All the State Government/UT Administrations are, therefore, requested to streamline their respective procedure for issuing such certificates so as to conform to the above guidelines as well as to those issued from time to time. The certificate issuing authorities may be instructed to do so only after having made proper verification and after having satisfied themselves of the correctness of such certificates.
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