While the state government’s policy on making domicile certificates mandatory for admissions into all professional courses is affecting all students, children of central government employees are no exception to the rule.
A government order states that even for children of central government employees, who are transferred regularly in different states, a domicile certificate is mandatory.
A student, whose father is a central government employee, is seeking admission to JJ School of Arts for a course in design was told that she would need to produce a domicile certificate. "My daughter wanted a seat in the interior designing course. I work for the central government and have been in the state for around six years. My daughter has completed education till std XII from Mumbai. However, we will not be eligible for a domicile certificate," said Ramesh Singh (name changed).