Caste Certificates can be submitted after cut-off date: Supreme Court (SC)



Late submission of Caste Certificates could not be a reason of denying quota benifits


Hello Friends, 


This is a very good news for Reserved Category candidates. According to a recent verdict of Hon'ble Supreme Court (SC), late submission of Caste Certificates could not be a reason of denying quota benifits saying weaker sections should not be deprived of reservation as they have been facing "centuries of oppression".


The concerned article published in DailyPioneer is stated below:

The Supreme Court has held that disqualifying OBC candidates who submit their OBC certificate beyond the cut-off date goes against the Constitutional object of ending social inequality.
In a judgment announcing this concession, the apex court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) to admit an OBC candidate Raj Kumar Gijroya for selection as staff nurse under a 2008 advertisement.
The bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice V Gopala Gowda said, “The constitutional concept of reservation envisaged in the Preamble of Constitution as well as Article 14, 15, 16, and 39A of the Directive Principles of State Policy is to achieve the concept of giving equal opportunity to all sections of the society….this Court has held that the object of providing reservation to SC/ST and educationally and socially backward classes of the society is to remove inequality in public employment, as candidates belonging to the general category as a result of facing centuries of oppression and deprivation of opportunity.”
On this reasoning, the bench set aside a Delhi HC order of December 24, 2012 which upheld DSSSB’s decision to reject the application of the petitioner. While the cut-off date for submission of forms had expired on January 21, 2008, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar who appeared for DSSSB argued that since the certificate was received after the last date for submission of forms, the candidate had waived his right to be considered under the reserved category.
The petitioner had qualified in the provisional selection list. However, in the final list, his name was not mentioned for appointment as staff nurse. He was informed that the non-selection was due to his failure to deposit the certificate on time.

Special Thanks to Prince Soni for informing us this News.


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