12 Kids Get Caste Certificate for RTE Admission

Published: 13th February 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Following the intervention of Upa Lokayukta Justice Subhash B Adi, 12 children of migrants from North Karnataka  settled in Gulbarga Colony, Jayanagar ward, have got caste certificates, which they need to apply for seats under the RTE Act.

On Tuesday, Justice Adi had paid a surprise visit to the Bengaluru South tahsildar’s office, where case worker Narayanappa had allegedly rejected  applications of several children after not being paid a bribe.

Later, he had directed the Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner to submit the number of applications received and the reasons for delays in approval.

On Thursday, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bengaluru Urban, and the Bengaluru South tahsildar appeared before the Upa Lokayukta and submitted that 14 applications were received from Gulbarga Colony and 12 have been approved.

The other two applicants were found ineligible and their applications were rejected, they said.

The additional DC informed Justice Adi that the procedure to issue caste certificates has been prescribed and show cause notices have been sent to the tahsildar and the case worker.

All five tahsildars of Bengaluru Urban have been directed to dispose of applications for caste certificates by Tuesday. The last date to apply for school seats under the RTE Act is Thursday.

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