Jharkhand Govt to issue caste certificates to students in all schools within six months

Jharkhand chief minister said camps will be set up in government and private schools to complete the exercise after December 29.

Jharkhand Govt to issue caste certificates to students in all schools within six months Jharkhand government to issue caste certificates to students in all schools
Press Trust of India | Dec 22, 2021 - 11:36 a.m. IST
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Ranchi: The Jharkhand government will issue caste certificates to students in all schools across classes within the next six months, Chief Minister Hemant Soren has said. Camps will be set up in government and private schools to complete the exercise after December 29, Soren told the assembly.

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He was responding to BJP MLA Nilkanth Singh Munda, who raised the issue of “difficulties” being faced by students in getting caste certificates, during Question Hour. Munda alleged that people in large numbers are coming to the state from Bangladesh and easily getting caste certificates and other government documents, while Jharkhand residents have to face hardships in obtaining these.

The chief minister said his government “does not work for the people of Bangladesh or any other country” and assured that students will be issued caste certificates within the next six months. “Our government strives to solve the problems of the common people… not a single student will face any difficulty with regards to caste certificate,” Soren added.

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The education ministry in November said in response to a question in the Parliament that Jharkhand has the worst retention rate among higher secondary students in government schools. Assam and Bihar are the other worst-performing among larger states for retention in higher classes.


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