DU Admission 2020: OBC, EWS Candidates Face Trouble for Certificates, Complain of Red Tapism At SDM Offices

Durgesh Rai Durgesh Rai
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The admission process of Delhi University near its last date. Following which aspirants have complained that they are facing trouble acquiring (Economically Weaker Section) EWS and (Other Backward Caste) OBC certificates amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aspirants have also said that the helpline of Delhi University, both email ids and phone numbers are either unresponsive or are of no help when they reply.

Earlier, Students of DU Objected the varsity citing privacy reasons for the Release of admit cards on its official website.

An aspirant from Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh has said that he could not get his EWS certificate as the sub-divisional magistrate’s office is not issuing any documents due to high COVID Cases.

"They have straight out told me that they can't let me in because there are too many cases around and they can only issue certificates after July 15. That would be of no use to me as the admission process ends on July 4," said the aspirant.

"I have an income certificate and I called the helpline and explained my situation. But they said they cannot accept anything but EWS certificates," he added.

Amisha Nanda who is studying LLM in DU and has taken an initiative to help aspirants with the admission process has said that the same is the case with OBC students. 

"We are getting hundreds of emails and messages which say that there are huge lines in front of the offices every day or the offices not working except for essential duties. How are the students supposed to get their documents together amidst this crisis?" she asked. 

Furthermore, she said that as far the reservation certificates are concerned one can, for the time being, upload the old one or the application slip of the new one. 

However, there's no provision about those who are applying for the form for the first time and can't even upload the application slip since they belong to the EWS category for which one can't even apply online.

“The particular government offices that are concerned with this work are as always showing up an attitude of red-tapism and ending the topic by saying that their offices are not working due to COVID," she added.

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