ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Phenomenon of False Caste Certificates

Thousands of people who have neither been born into any of the socially oppressed castes nor faced any caste-based discrimination are enjoying the fruits of affirmative action programmes. The problem of false caste certificates, though brought into public focus by the media, is not unknown to policy-makers. The National Commission of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has repeatedly called on the government to crack down on fraudulent certification and has made detailed proposals for corrective measures, but none have been forthcoming.

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