Pune: As many students across Maharashtra will seek admissions after the results of Std XII exams, the Setu Suvidha Centre at Shivajinagar which provides caste, domicile, income and other necessary certificates, is witnessing a huge rush causing inconvenience to a lot of people. Parents and students standing in the queue alleged that they have to spend an entire day at the centre to get their work done.
Speaking to Sakal Times, the father of a 17-year-old boy who had come to the centre, said, “I had come at 9 am and the work was done at 4 pm. As I am from defence background, I need a domicile certificate for my son who has cleared Std XII exams. The entire process of applying for domicile certificate is quite slow and moreover, the authorities are not ready to guide us. There should be somebody to explain things which will hasten the process,” he further added.
A student who took an entire day to apply for a domicile certificate, said, “I had carried all my documents but due to the rush, I have to spend the whole day at the centre.”
Speaking about the issue, Prashant Pisal, Tahsildar of haveli taluka, said that it was not necessary to visit the Setu Suvidha Kendra for applying for the certificates.
“One can use the portal of ‘Aaple Sarkar’ to apply for these services. Similarly, there are over 45 Maha-e-seva Kendras in Pune providing the services and one can choose any of the three option available,” Pisal added.
Speaking on the charges applicable for these services, Pisal said that Rs 33 is charged. “If any of the centres are charging more than Rs 33, then people should lodge a complaint against the centre to us. However, citizens should not expect extra service like filling the form from the help centres,” added Pisal.
Speaking on the issue, Geeta Dalvi, Tahsildar of Pune city, said, “We do not recommend any help centre to anybody. People can choose the centres as per their own convenience for the certificates.”