Mahyavanshi Cast Certificate

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Shri Narendra Modiji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
South Block,
Raisina Hill,
New Delhi – 110011

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji,

Re : Difficulties faced in obtaining Caste Certificate by Mahyavanshi in Mumbai.
I take this opportunity to thank you Sir, for the steps the Government under your able leadership is taking for extending various facilities to the downtrodden for their upliftment and bringing them in the mainstream of the nation.
Sir, I may state here that I belong to the Caste Hindu Mahyavanshi which is recognised as Scheduled Caste in the State of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
The Government has made reservation for Scheduled Castes in education and jobs. However, the first requisite for getting the benefit is submission of a Caste Certificate issued by a Competent Authority.
We, Mahyavanshi and other Scheduled Castes who are originally from Gujarat and settled in Mumbai for generations, find it extremely difficult to get a Caste Certificate in Mumbai, since majority of the persons from our community are not in a position to furnish one document viz “Proof for living in state from 10 August year of 1950” required for obtaining caste certificate in Maharashtra / Mumbai.
Sir, I would like to bring to your kind notice that our families are settled in Mumbai even before the erstwhile state of Mumbai was bifurcated in Maharashtra and Gujarat. However, they do not have a documentary evidence for our living in the state of Maharashtra from 10 August year of 1950.

Sir, you would kindly appreciate that majority of people from our community were either working as domestic servants with individuals and staying in the servant quarters / Garrage provided by the Employer or were staying in a slums. They, therefore, are not in a position to furnish the documentary evidence for their living in state from 10 August year of 1950.

Persons from these communities therefore do not get caste certificate and as a result they are deprived off the benefits extended by the Government to them.

I therefore, seek your kind intervention to get the rules amended suitably which will help the Scheduled caste persons from Gujarat settled in Mumbai to get benefit of reservations.