Assam CM launches digital issuance of caste certificates for students
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday launched “Mission Bhumiputra”, a digital way to issue digitized caste certificates to students.
The Chief Minister inaugurated a Bhumiputra portal during a program held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.
“Implemented by the Departments of Tribal (Plains) Affairs and Social Justice Empowerment, the mission was implemented to advance the government’s mission of facilitating public service to the public,” an official statement read. .
Speaking on the occasion, Sarma said the government will create two pillars under the mission.
“From now on, the manual system of issuing caste certificates will be abolished,” he said.
The deputy commissioners will deliver the format of applications for caste certificates to the directors of educational institutions from August 8.
“Headmasters will complete the application forms for further submission to the Deputy Commissioners who will then forward the applications to the respective caste or tribal councils. The DC will then convene a meeting with the councils to decide on the protocol for issuing caste certificates. to students. If there is any doubt in the process, the application can be sent for further verification,” the statement read.
“The certificates will be available in the digital locker under the Computer Act with digital signature by the respective Deputy Commissioners,” he added.
The Chief Minister said that the problems people were facing earlier regarding securing the documents will be solved with the launch of the Bhumiputra Mission.
“Previously, people before joining a government post had to bear charges to get such documents. However, with Mission Bhumiputra lunch, these issues will be solved without any problem,” he said.
“From next year, Class VIII students will be able to apply for caste certificates through this portal which will also be aligned with the CM dashboard to enable the Prime Minister’s Office to monitor the entire process” , added the Prime Minister.
He also asked the Departments of Tribal Affairs (Plains) and Social Justice Empowerment to publicize this new initiative.
Sarma said the government will issue a tribal land policy.
“As part of the government’s commitment to the welfare of people belonging to different tribes, along with the launch of Basundhara-II, the government will issue a Tribal Land Policy,” he said.
The Chief Minister also said that the government has been emphasizing on issuing EWS certificates to the people as steps will be taken to issue such a certificate to pupils from class VIII onwards.
An awareness rally will be organized from September 1 to 15. Regarding OBC certificates, the state government will take necessary action.
Chief Minister Sarma said that following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on “Minimum government, maximum governance”, the state government has been facilitating different public services in a transparent manner for the people.
“Furthermore, with the introduction of digitization, various services have been delivered to the people in a transparent and timely manner. This system has put an end to the threat of ‘middlemen’,” the Prime Minister added.
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