Assam launched Mission Bhumiputra for digital issuance of caste certificates for students

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched ‘Mission Bhumiputra’, a digital way to issue digitalised caste certificates to students.

It will be implemented by the Departments of Tribal Affairs (Plain) and Social Justice Empowerment and aims to carry forward the government’s mission of easy public service to the public.

The Deputy Commissioners will give the format of applications for the caste certificates to the Headmasters of educational institutions from August 8 onwards.

The headmasters will fill up the application formats for their onward submission to the Deputy Commissioners who then forward the applications to the Boards of respective caste or tribe. The DC then will convene a meeting with the Boards to decide on the protocol for issuing caste certificates to the students. If any doubt in the process crops up, the application may be sent for further verification.

The certificates will be available in the digi locker under the IT Act with digitally signed by the respective Deputy Commissioners.