The Pre-University Education Department is raking in a hefty income of `7 lakh a month from its Tatkal scheme for issuing duplicate marks cards in a day.
The department charges Rs 5,000 for one application, and issues around 150 marks cards under the Tatkal scheme, which has proved to be a hit.
Under the normal procedure, it charges `300 to issue a duplicate card, but the process takes a month or more.
The department launched the scheme in 2010 to
cater to the needs of those
who have lost their
original marks cards and are in need of duplicates
for the purpose of joining a job or for pursuing higher studies.
“We used to get many requests for duplicate marks cards. A majority of the requests were from students joining a course or a job. Under the normal procedure, it was not possible to issue marks cards in a day. So we thought of this Tatkal scheme,” said Narasimha Nayak, Joint Director, PUE department (examinations).
According to officials, before introducing the scheme, they used to get 30 to 40 applications a day.
“After the introduction
of the scheme, we are getting genuine cases. And we are also taking an affidavit from candidates about
returning the duplicate marks card if they find the original,” said Narasimha Nayak.
The department recently also introduced a system of issuing duplicate marks cards under the Sakala scheme wherein students can get marks cards in 15 days.
Procedure to be Followed
Under the Tatkal scheme, all one needs to do is file a complaint with the local
police about the missing marks card and take an acknowledgment letter form them.
The next step is to meet the principal of the college where one studied, for details like year of passing, and get a certificate from the college.
Then, along with these documents, the student can submit a request to the director/commissioner of PUE Department seeking a duplicate marks card with the prescribed fee.
The duplicate marks card will be issued within a day.