OBC Certificate Submission Guidelines by SSC
Submission of OBC Certificate by the candidates
Candidates may refer to the provisions in the Commission’s earlier Notices of
various Examinations, which inter-alia prescribed that the OBC Certificate in
the prescribed format issued within Three years, before the last date of receipt
of applications and up to 180 days after the closing date of applications would
be accepted by the Commission.
2. It has been observed by the Commission that the candidates were
facing difficulties in producing the OBC Certificates in the prescribed format
within the cut off date specified in the Notices. Some of the candidates had
also challenged the above provisions in various Courts.
3. Keeping in view the difficulties faced by the candidates and the
Order of Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No. 3116/2017 in the matter of Union of
India vs Abdul Rasheed, the Commission took up the matter regarding relaxation
in the stipulated time limit (as indicated at para 1 above) with the Department
of Personnel & Training. The Department of Personnel & Training in consultation
with Department of Legal Affairs, endorsed the following decisions of the
Commission as given below:-
(i) With effect from 23.01.2017, [i.e the date of dismissal of SLP No.
3116/2017 filed by the Commission in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (UOI vs
Abdul Rasheed)] the Commission will not insist on candidates producing OBC
Certificates issued within the cut off dates i.e. 3 years, before the last date
of receipt of applications and up to 180 days after the closing date of
applications mentioned in the Notices.
(ii) In cases where document verification has already been completed and the
final result was declared after 23.01.2017 or is yet to be declared, the
candidates may furnish prima facie proof of being OBC, if already not produced,
to enable the Commission to consider/process their claim under the OBC category.
(iii) The candidature of OBC candidates will remain provisional; subject
to verification of his/her claim by the User Department concerned as Appointing
Authority, as per the extant Government provisions/guidelines on the
(iv) It is categorically stated that the Commission shall not reopen
cases where the final result has already been declared before 23.01.2017.
Courtesy : SSC
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