Assam CM launches digital process of issuance of caste certificate for students

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on August 1 launched 'Mission Bhumiputra', a digital way to issue digital caste certificates to students.

Important facts

  • The Chief Minister inaugurated the Bhumiputra Portal in a program organized at Shrimant Sankardev Kalakshetra.

  • This mission is being implemented by the Department of Tribal Affairs and Social Justice and Empowerment.

  • Now the manual system of issuing caste certificates will be abolished.

  • The Deputy Commissioner will give the format of applications for caste certificates to the headmasters of educational institutions from August 8.

  • The Headmaster will fill the application forms and send it to the Deputy Commissioners, after which the application will be forwarded to the respective caste or tribe boards.

  • Thereafter, the Deputy Commissioner will hold a meeting with the boards to decide on the protocol for issuance of caste certificates to the students.

  • If any doubts arise in the process, the application may be sent for further verification.

  • The certificates will be available in Digi Locker under the IT Act, digitally signed by the respective Deputy Commissioners.

  • With the launch of Mission Bhumiputra, the problems people faced earlier regarding securing documents will be solved.

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