• Govt provides various facilities, schemes for SC, ST, OBC students.
• Hundreds of students to benefit from the new rules
The trials and tribulations of backward class students, who require to produce non-creamy layer certificate in order to get facilities meant for them every year, have come to an end at least for three years. From this year, the certificate obtained by students will be valid for 3 years instead of existing one year. The system has been already implemented in the district.
The government provides various facilities and schemes for the welfare of scheduled tribes, scheduled castes, other backward classes and special backward class. These facilities are also applicable in education barring those having the income of above Rs 6 lakh.
Hence, the students from these categories get concession in fees for admission, scholarship and reservation in jobs. However, these students have to produce non-creamy layer certificate which is issued on the base of their family income. Till this year the certificates were valid only for the period of a year and the students had to get a new one every year.
However, this year the social justice and special assistance department has modified the system complying with the criterion set up by the Union Government. According to this criterion, students, whose family income is less than Rs 6 lakhs for past three consecutive years, would get non-creamy layer certificate for next three years. Those students, whose family income is less than Rs 6 lakh for only two years, would be issued the certificate valid for only two years. The certificate would be issued for one year if the family of the students having income less than Rs 6 lakh only for one year.
Sub divisional officer Bappasaheb Thorat said, "So far, the students were being issued non-creamy layer certificate only for the period of a year. With this change, there is provision to issue the certificate for 3 years. It would benefit the students and there would be moderate rush at Setu Centres.