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Odisha government has decided to provide permanent caste certificates to SC, ST

Bhubaneswar:31/10/17; Odisha government has decided to provide permanent caste certificates to SC, ST and socially and educationally backward class (SEBC) students from Class V to XII.

The caste certificate will be valid for lifetime while the authorities have been asked to undertake special measures and complete issuance of certificates to students within next six months.


Nearly 19 lakh students in the State are likely to be benefited from such a move of the government, said chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi after a high level meeting held on Tuesday. Padhi informed that rules will also be shortly amended so as to ensure that caste certificates once issued stay valid for lifetime. The objective of this decision is to ensure that all students belonging to ST, SC communities are not required to repeatedly visit the revenue offices for getting their caste certificates.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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