Delhi Minorities Commission has taken note of the demand of some Delhi University colleges that OBC students must submit a new post-31 March, 2018 OBC certificate although the concerned students already possess valid OBC certificates. OBC students not having post-31 March 2018 certificates are made to sign undertakings that they will submit a post-31 March 2018 OBC certificate within 15 days, failing which their admissions will be cancelled.
The undertaking signed by these students says that “I also hereby undertake that I shall not enter into any legal litigation.” When students enquired if any order has been passed making it mandatory for OBC students to submit a post-31 March OBC certificate, they were told that there is no order but they have received oral instructions over mobile phones. According to the information provided by DMC advisory committee member, Shafi Dehlavi, Zakir Husain, Daulat Ram and Lady Shri Ram colleges are asking for the such fresh OBC certificates.
DMC Chairman Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan has written to the Registrar of Delhi University informing him that the department issuing OBC certificates says that there is no expiry date for these certificates and that no orders have been issued that OBC students should submit post-31 March OBC certificates. Hence such demand by colleges is illegal. Chairman DMC has told the DU Registrar that at this stage the Commission is not registering any case and hopes that DU authorities will issue instructions to all affiliated colleges to desist from making this illegal demand. DMC Chairman has further said in his letter that this is an urgent matter since students failing to submit fresh OBC certificates in time will lose their seats, taking into consideration that issuance of an OBC certificate is a time-consuming matter.