To avoid last-minute rush of SSC-HSC students for domicile and caste certificates for further admissions, for the first time, the city’s Tehsil office has organised 12 camps in various schools and colleges across the city.
Students can apply and receive the certificate directly in their own school during declaration of results. The drive will continue till May 11. Two such camps have allready been held at New English School and Tikaram Jagganath College in Khadki from April 1 to April 5. However, very few students actually turned up for enrollment.
“Every year, students rush to the Collector’s office and citizen facility centres for domicile and caste certificates only after declaration of board results. At that time, everyone is in a hurry. That’s why we have started these camps almost two months before results,” said Tehsildar Minal Kalaskar.
Kalaskar expressed her dissatisfaction over the poor response in the first camp. “Our target group is students from Std IX and Std XII. There are around 36,000 students in these classes. In the first camp, only 350 students submitted the forms. Maximum students should come forward as these certificates are vital and every student requires them,” told Kalaskar.
The organisers have tried to cover major areas of the city by setting camps in centrally located educational institutes. Once a student submits the application form at any of these camps, he will receive the certificate directly through his own college or school at the time of result.