Government of Punjab
Department of Welfare
Dated: Chandigarh the 15th July, 1994
All the Heads of Departments,
Registrar Punjab & Haryana High Court.
Commissioners Of Divisions,
Deputy Commissioners of all Districts,
Sub Divisional Magistrates of all Sub-Divisions in the State.
Subject:— Issue of Scheduled Caste/Backward Class certificates Empowering the M.L.As. thereof.
I am directed to invite your attention to the subject noted above and to say that it has come to the notice of the State Government that the members of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes are facing many difficulties in obtaining caste certificates. Keeping in view their difficulties and after considering this matter carefully the State Government has decided to empower the Members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly for issuing the Scheduled Caste and Backward Class certificates to the persons belonging to their constituencies alongwith the Govt. Officers who have already these powers. These orders will come into force with immediate effect.
2. The performa for receiving applications from the Members of the Backward Classes and for issuing certificates to the Members of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes are attached at Annexure ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ respectively. The Members of Legislative Assembly would issue these certificates in duplicate. One copy of the certificate would be given to the concerned person and the other copy would be sent to the concerned Sub Divisional Officer (Civil) for record.
The receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.
Joint Secretary Welfare.
Download: ONo. 1/19/94-RCI/6045 dated 15.07.1994