University officials have also expressed concerns about the delay. As of Tuesday evening, it had received 1,84,699 registrations for its undergraduate programmes. Of these, 4,544 were under the EWS category while the numbers stood at 35,756, 25,668 and 5,230 under the OBC, SC and ST categories respectively.
To avail the newly constituted 10% reservation under the EWS category — introduced following the Ministry of Human Resource Development’s mandate — applicants are required to produce an income and asset certificate at the time of admission.
With a little over a week left before the first cut-off list is released for Delhi University’s undergraduate programmes, applicants in the capital are racing against time to procure the necessary documents to avail the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation.
While those who have applied for the certificate can upload an acknowledgment slip along with their forms while registering under the category, they have to produce the physical certificate during admission.
“I had visited the office last Thursday and officials told me they don’t know anything about this certificate. Today, they asked us to submit documents but we have not received acknowledgment slips — they have asked us to return in two days to collect it. I have to put my registration on hold until I get it; it is really late because registrations will close on June 14. They also said they will take two weeks to produce the certificate, by which the first cut-off list will be out. It seems like I might not be able to use this reservation,” said Neha, a resident of Badarpur.