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Maharashtra approves a bill on caste validity certificate

Date: 2020-03-14 19:49:19


  • Maharashtra State Assembly approved a bill on caste validity certificate. The Bill was unanimously passed by the Maharashtra state assembly on 11 March 2020.

    Provision:
    ♦ The Bill will allow gram panchayat members to submit their caste validity certificates within a year of winning elections.
    ♦ The Bill will ensure that the aspiring candidates are not barred from contesting the elections if they do not have a caste validity certificate.
    ♦ At present, the candidate will have to submit his/her caste validity certificate at the time of filing of nominations. The social justice and rural development departments were working on a comprehensive policy to expedite the process of providing the validity certificate to those having caste certificates.


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