Posted on May 16th, 2013 in Admission. States |
Vishwas Kothari, TNN | May 16, 2013,
Source : Times of India
PUNE: The state government has continued with the relaxation in the norm for submission of domicile certificate by the Maharashtra state candidates, for admissions to professional degree and postgraduate courses for academic year (AY) 2013-14.
The Maharashtra state candidate, also referred as the ‘Type A’ candidates, is one who was born in the state and has passed the standard X and XII from a recognized institution in the state.
In a latest notification, issued on May 13, the director of technical education (DTE) has stated that the birth certificate or the school leaving certificate (SLC), which clearly mentions the place of birth as in Maharashtra, will be accepted as an alternative to the domicile certificate, to be submitted along with the admission form by the Maharashtra state candidates.
A domicile certificate enables its holder to prove that he/she is a resident of the state either by birth or by having lived in Maharashtra for more than 15 years. The document enables the holder to avail of the domicile/resident quota extended by the state in education and jobs. District collectors are the competent authorities for issuing the domicile certificates.
On June 13, 2011, the state had issued a government resolution (GR) making it mandatory for all types of candidates to furnish domicile certificates as one of the supporting documents along with their admission form for professional courses like engineering and pharmacy, among others.
However, this requirement came in for some sharp criticism from Maharashtra state candidates and their parents in view of the rush for domicile certificates and problems faced in the offices of the district collectors, who are
the issuing authority of such certificates.
Considering the strong objections, the government then decided to relax the domicile norm for Maharashtra state candidates as a one-time exception in the academic year 2011-12, which was later extended to 2012-13 too. The birth certificate or the SLC, clearly mentioning the place of birth as in Maharashtra, were then accepted as alternatives to the domicile certificate.
A further extension of the relaxed norm provides a much needed relief to the Maharashtra state candidates who form the bulk of the students vying for professional seats in the state.
The DTE’s latest notification has enlisted various documents like the caste validity certificate, caste certificate, non-creamy layer certificate and domicile certificate that are required in cases where a candidate is seeking quota seats and other benefits.
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Apart from ‘Type A’ candidates, there four other types of candidates. ‘Type B’, which refers to Maharashtra domiciled candidates; ‘Type C’, which refers to sons and daughters of employees of central government or central undertakings; ‘Type D’, referring to sons and daughters of employees of state government or state undertaking; and ‘Type E’, which refers to candidates from the Maharashtra-Karnataka Border disputed area.
The ‘Type B’ candidates are required to furnish the domicile certificate of themselves and their father or mother domiciled in the state while in the case of ‘Type C’ and ‘Type D’, the candidates are required to furnish the prescribed forms showing the status of employment of their father or mother with the central or state government or undertakings, respectively. The father or mother, as the case may be, must have been posted and have reported to duty before the last date for submission of form for the centralized admission process.