A scheduled caste (SC) student who could not make it to St Stephen’s College’s BA English honours course on failing to produce her SC certificate has moved a city court on Friday against the college and the Delhi government.
She has alleged the office of Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM), Patel Nagar, refused to issue her a certificate before two months as they were busy and overburdened with the Ladli Yojna of the government.
Jainika Mohan, who passed out of Kendriya Vidyalaya, has alleged that she had submitted the proof of being an SC in the form of her father’s SC certificate and had also submitted an undertaking to the college assuring submission of the certificate within two months.
Mohan has requested the court to pass a decree of “permanent injunction” in her favour directing the university and the college to give her admission in the desired course in the reserved quota.
When contacted for comments Stephen’s counsel Sunil Mathews refused to comment saying they have no knowledge of the case.
As per her complaint filed in the court of a vacation judge, on June 9, 2008, she had applied for an SC certificate in the
SDM office in Patel Nagar.
She then attached the copy of the receipt issued by the SDM office and her father’s SC certificate along with her admission form to the BA English honours course in the said college.
On June 18 the college released its cutoff list as per which the girl claimed she was entitled for admission to the said course under the SC quota. She, however, found her name missing.
“When she contacted the university office they said that her name has not appeared in the list as she failed to submit her SC certificate,” said the complaint.