Maharashtra Social Welfare Minister Babanrao Pachpute, who was reported to have recommended a DNA test for tribals for giving them caste certificates, denied having made such a suggestion.
A section of the media had reported that Pachpute was considering this. “My department held a workshop... One of the speakers suggested DNA tests for making the procedure of allotting caste certificate foolproof,” he told HT.
“People have a right to make suggestions. It’s up to the government to accept or reject them,” he said.