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SDM Malegaon made caste certificate issuance easier

Did the application form in Urdu and distributed the certificates right at school

Saturday, March 06, 2010 09:36:17 PM, Staff Reporter

Ajay More, SDM Malegaon formally released the Urdu version of the application forms for caste and domicile certificates at JAT Girls High School & Jr. College in Malegaon on March 06, 2010


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Malegaon: In a novel way to curb corruption and allay the general perception that all officials are corrupt and un-willing to lend helping hand to masses, SDM Malegaon inserted Urdu translation of the Martahi lines in the application forms for Caste and Domicile certificates, get them filled with the help of teachers and distributed them right in their school.


Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Malegaon Ajay More is known for going the extra miles to reach to the masses. Due to the rampant corruption and the difficulties people especially the students are facing to get the Caste, Domicile and Nationality certificates, he in association with Citizens for Development and Peace (CDP), Malegaon worked on a novel idea. He decided to reach directly to the students through their schools instead of calling application forms for the all-important documents to his office - coming most of the time through ‘middle-men’ after a huge amount is paid as bribe.


The idea to issue these certificates right at a school was brewing in my mind ever since I had joined Malegaon as SDM in 2008. Citizens for Development and Peace (CDP) helped me to zeroing on JAT Girls High School & Jr. College for this purpose. We finalized the requisite documents and with the help of the School Head Mistress, Mrs. Rasheda Ansari who appointed two teachers to volunteer the entire procedure, we finally issued Caste, Domicile and Nationality certificates to 243 students today morning”, SDM Malegaon Ajay More said while speaking to


The Caste certificate is a compulsory document to avail the government declared benefits for the backward classes whereas Domicile and Nationality certificates are proofs that a student is a resident of Maharashtra and an Indian citizen. These documents are required at the time of college admissions after SSC and HSC.


The ever exuberant SDM did not stop here. To make the entire procedure even easier, he decided to insert Urdu translation below the Marathi transcript in the application form that runs over 20+ pages for one set, get them printed in the press and distributed to the students at minimal cost.


“Our ultimate aim is to make access to the government amenities and services easier for the people. Since Malegaon has a vast population of Muslims and the Urdu language is widely understood and spoken in the town, we decided to insert Urdu translation in the prescribed application form for caste and domicile certificates. It immensely helped the students and their parents and they with little help were able to fill the forms themselves”, SDM Ajay More said.


“Initially every-one of us was reluctant. However, owing to the importance of these documents, the difficulties people were facing in getting them and a large amount that was changing hands during the entire procedure, we decided to extend our support to SDM Malegaon Ajay More for this purpose”, said CDP Convener Aleem Faizee.


Buoyed by their success, CDP has decided to make the application forms available for others in the state on this website. They are also approaching other schools in the town to repeat the idea.


To Download:

Application Form for OBC Certificate


Application Form for Domicile Certificate





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