Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Now, get edu documents in stipulated time

Now, get edu documents in stipulated time
Deadlines Fixed Under Right To Services Act
A year after the enactment of the landmark Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act, higher and technical education secretary Sanjay Chahande on Saturday promulgated an order to provide retotaling of marks, duplicate marksheet, duplicate degree, verification of documents and migration eligibility certificate within stipulated period.

“We have issued an order to provide basic services linked with the higher and technical education department. If the competent authority fails to provide the documents within the stipulated period, stringent action will be taken against himher as per the provisions of the act. Besides disciplinary action, the law provides for fine for erring officials,“ a senior bureaucrat told TOI.

Giving the specifics, the bureaucrat said that now it bureaucrat said that now it will be mandatory for the competent authority to complete retotaling of marks within 15 days; provide duplicate marksheet and duplicate degree within 15 days; and migrationeligibility certificate and document verification within 30 days. For the examinations conducted by the directorate of technical education, score card of common entrance test will be issued in 30 days, duplicate marksheet within 15 days and for the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Examinations, it has been mandatory to provide migration eligibility certificate within 21 days.

The bureaucrat said the order promulgated by the higher and technical education, which controls all the universities in the state, will go a long way in ending red tape and harassment of students. “In the absence of stipulated time, students seeking duplicate documents, verification of documents and migration or eligibility certificate faced a difficult time. The students were at the mercy of the clerks in universities. This are also the main areas where students face harassment and corruption at educational institutions,“ the bureaucrat said.

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