Government of Punjab
Department of Welfare
Dated: Chandigarh, the 31-10-94
The Heads of Departments,
The Registrar, High Court of Punjab and Haryana,
The Commissioners of Divisions,
The District and Sessions Judges,
The Deputy Commissioners and
The Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil)
in the State.
Subject:- Issue of Scheduled Caste/Backward Class Certificate-Empowering the M.L.A. thereof.
In continuation of this Department letter No. 1/19/94-RCI/6045, dated the 15th July, 1994, on the subject noted above, I am directed to inform you that with a view to ensure that Scheduled Caste/Backward Class Certificates are issued with due vigilance to the genuine persons only, the State Government in partial modification of the above-mentioned instructions have decided to make the following changes in the said instructions for strict compliance, namely
i) That before the issue of a backward Class Certificate to the eligible persons belonging to these classes, the M.L.A. shall obtain an income certificate duly verified by the concerned Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar if the income criteria is applicable in his/her case.
ii) that before issue of a Scheduled Caste Certificate, MLAs shall obtain an affidavit from the persons concerned to the effect that he belongs to a Scheduled Caste and in case the said information is found false, besides losing his/her candidature/job, he/she shall also be liable for action against him/her as provided under the law and/or Rules.
iii) that an affidavit, where required to be obtained from SC/BC persons for this purpose, must be sworn before a Magistrate.
iv) that M.L.As shall also keep a proper record of the Scheduled Caste/Backward Class Certificates issued by them for cross-verification at any time.
2. The receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.
Joint Secretary Welfare.
Download: No. 1/19/94-RCI/9380 dated 31.10.1994