All states will also have to put in place a process to check within a definite time frame genuineness of caste certificates issued to those belonging to reserved class in order to prevent unscrupulous persons from taking jobs meant for them, if the guidelines are implemented.
    
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has finalised draft instructions regarding streamlining of the process for verification of claims of candidates belonging Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
    
All District Magistrates, Collectors and Deputy Commissioners have been already asked to ensure at their own level the veracity of caste certificates so that unscrupulous non-SC, ST or OBC persons are prevented from securing jobs meant for SCs, STs and OBCs by producing false certificates.
    
The states will have to complete the caste verification strictly within the stipulated time while maintaining the genuineness in the proceedings.

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