Colleges run by Delhi Government are observed denying admissions to OBC-NCL students and other reserved categories. Academic season 2020-21 witnessed several issues leading to denied admissions due to the non-submission of fresh category certificates. Hence, a lot of students were given a spare 14-day extension for the submission. However, cases are reported in which students are denied admissions even after submitting valid documents.
Struggles of OBC-NCL and other reserved students:
These rejections are often made by the colleges due to the lack of certain information with them. Limited knowledge about the variety of caste leads to denied admissions. Aspiring candidates were guided to submit fresh OBC-NCL certificates even in coronavirus times. Lockdown starting from March 2020 led to the closing of all the offices. Hence, producing new OBC-NCL and other caste certificates in such less time was a hassle for the students.
However, students still managed to produce their certificates in the designated 14-days’ time. But even now, they are denied admissions which is not less than harassment to the students.
Case of misspelled errors leading to denied admissions:
Pulkit Kumar Nagar reported a case highlighting his denied admissions even after the submission of a fresh OBC-NCL certificate to the college. He owned an authentic certificate of Kandera-karan caste. However, the Delhi government-owned college denied him admissions during their document verification process. The college said that no such caste did exist in the caste list available to them.
The Revenue Department, Delhi, issues Caste List for several reserved categories. However, they likely make mistakes in spelling several castes correctly. This leads to the emergence of problems and denied admissions to several able reserved students.
In the reported case, the caste was misspelled in the Caste List. Hence, the college’s verifying officer rejected the OBC candidate on grounds of incorrect OBC-NCL certificate submission. The college’s Portal posted the misspelled list they had. On tallying it to the original caste certificate, the fact was unearthed that Revenue Department, Delhi has made several errors.
OBC-NCL and other reserved caste harassment needs to be stopped:
OBC-NCL students and other reserved students face all such problems and are unable to seek opportunities. Reserved students, even after struggling and obtaining fresh documents in the covid times are denied admissions. The college faculty and the Delhi government is at fault here. The government is not considerate about their problems. These issues have been prevailing from a long time. Reaching out to the colleges and the Revenue Department yields no results as the faculty turns a deaf ear to such problems.
Hence, even after assuring admissions under the reservation quota, the OBC-NCL Students and other reserved students are bereft of admissions. Even the able ones are denied admissions. The government pays no heed to the problems which is a loophole. Providing reservations often is of no worth to them. Lack of complete knowledge misspelled castes, and many other problems are the reasons for their denied admissions even if candidates are not a fault.
Hence, it is high time that the government takes a stand for such students and eliminate such loopholes.