Mumbai: Maharashtra Government has started issuing caste validation certificates under CCTV surveillance to ensure transparency in the process.
"If the applicant feels that delay is being caused in issuing the caste validation certificates, he can demand the recorded footage of CCTV by filing an RTI," Minister of State for Social Justice Sachin Ahir said here today.
Expressing confidence that malpractices will be curbed through CCTV monitoring, Ahir said the drive was currently restricted to Mumbai district and will be implemented across the state depending upon its success.
The minister said officers of the ranks of Additional Collector have been deputed for the job.
The move came after the Bombay High Court cancelled caste certificates issued to 35 lakh people across Maharashtra in May.