5.4.1 State Merit : The seats under the State Merit (SM) will be filled purely on merit (State-wide) basis irrespective of the category/community to which the candidates belong.
5.4.2 Claim for communal reservation under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) :
Note : Reservation to the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes will be in accordance with the provisions contained in G.O.(P)208/66/Edn. dated 02.05.1966, G.O.(Ms) No.95/08/SCSTDD dated 06.10.2008 and as amended from time to time.
(a) Candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes as per G.O.(P) 208/66/Edn. dated 2.5.1966, whose annual family income (i.e., annual income for the financial year 2010-11 as per GO (Ms) No. 304/06/RD dated 28.10.2006 of all members in the family from all sources taken together) is upto Rs. 4.5 lakhs (Rupees Four lakhs and fifty thousand only) are eligible for reservation under this category. The names of castes and communities under SEBC are given in Annexure XI. Only the claims of the candidates of those communities that are included in the list as incorporated in the respective Annexure of the Prospectus will be considered. Claims by candidates belonging to other communities, which are not included in the Annexure, will be rejected even if certificates from the concerned Revenue Officers have been obtained and furnished along with the application.
(b) Candidates belonging to Ezhava, Muslim, Other Backward Hindus, Latin Catholic other than Anglo Indian, Other Backward Christian and Kudumbi communities, claiming reservation under SEBC Quota should invariably produce both community and income certificates obtained from the Village Officer concerned. The above certificates should be obtained in the prescribed format along with the application itself. Those whose annual family income is above Rs.4.5 lakhs are not eligible for reservation or any relaxation in the academic eligibility, both in the qualifying examination and the Entrance Examination concerned. (See Annexure XVIII(i) for details).
Note : Income from salary : In the case of candidates whose parents are employed, the Basic Pay and Dearness Allowance of the employee(s) are to be taken into account for the purpose of calculating total annual family income. Inclusion of Interim relief in the annual income will be as per the orders of Revenue Department. HRA, Special pay, Deputation pay, TA, PTA, honorarium etc. need not be counted for calculating the annual family income.
(c) The admissibility of the claim for reservation of the candidates under SEBC on the basis of the community and income certificates issued by the Village Officers will be subject to re-verification of the income certificates by the Tahsildar concerned vide GO (Rt) No. 621/93/H & FWD dated 12.03.1993.
(d) The annual family income furnished by candidates claiming SEBC reservation will be published in the website “www.cee-kerala.org” facilitating the public to raise complaints/objections against false claims. The District Level Committee and the State Level Committee constituted with the provisions of G.O.(Rt) 1227/08/RD dated 01.04.2008 will conduct detailed enquiry on the complaints and recommend to the CEE for appropriate action, respectively. The CEE, the Chairman and Convenor of the State Level Committee, shall implement the recommendations as per clause 5.4.2.(e) of the Prospectus.
(e) The candidature/allotment/admission of the candidates who furnish false Income/community certificates is liable to be cancelled. Such candidates are also liable to be debarred from appearing for the Entrance Examination for a period extending upto two years.
(f) Applicants claiming reservation under ‘Latin Catholic other than Anglo Indian’ quota should produce a community certificate from the concerned Village Officer in the prescribed format along with the application itself specifying that they belong to Latin Catholic Other than Anglo Indian Community. The certificate obtained from the Revenue Officer in support of the community claim cannot be subjected to any change at any subsequent stage.
(g) Reservation under SEBC for children of inter-caste married couples : Children of Intercaste married couple with either the father or mother belonging to a community included in SEBC list, or with father and mother belonging to different communities, both of which are included in the SEBC list, are eligible for reservation under SEBC. Such candidates should furnish an ‘Inter-caste Marriage Certificate’ from the Village Officer in the proforma given in Annexure XV. They need not produce income certificate for claiming communal reservation. Candidates with father and mother belonging to different communities, both of which are included in the SEBC list, can avail communal reservation under any one of the communities of their parents, to be mentioned by the candidate in the relevant column of the application. (For example a candidate born out of inter-caste marriage between an Ezhava and a Muslim can claim the reservation benefit applicable either to Ezhava or Muslim only and not against both). The claim made in the Application will be final and cannot be changed subsequently.
(h) Candidates who are children of Inter-Caste married couple of whom one is SC/ST, will be eligible for educational and monetary benefits admissible to SC/ST as per Section 2 (ii) of GO (MS) No.25/2005/SCSTDD dated 20.6.2005, if eligible for reservation under SEBC, will be granted the same, based on the community shown in the inter-caste marriage certificate issued by Revenue officials and to be attached by them with the application.
5.4.3 Claim for reservation under Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Quota :
(a) Candidates claiming reservation under Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes quota should obtain the caste/community certificate from the Tahsildar concerned, in the proforma given in the application specifically meant for them. SC/ST caste status of children, whose parents contracted Inter-caste marriage, will be subject to the orders/clarification issued in GO (Ms) No.25/2005/SCSTDD dated 20.06.2005, judgement dated 10.08.2005 of the Full Bench of the No.109/2008/SCSTDD dated 20.11.2008.
As per G.O.(MS)No.109/2008/SCSTDD, dated 20.11.2008, the children born of inter-caste married couple of which one of the parents is SC/ST can claim the status of SC/ST on proof of the conditions of acceptance, customary traits and tenets under which such children are brought up.
The competent authority issuing SC/ST community certificate to children born of inter-caste married couple, of which one of the parents is SC/ST, should ensure that the claimant is subjected to same social disabilities and also following the same customs and traditions and the community has accepted that person to its fold as such. The authority to issue caste certificate should also ensure that :
(i) Each case shall be examined individually in the light of the existing facts and circumstances.
(ii) The claimant has suffered disabilities – socially, economically and educationally.
(iii) The society has accepted the claimant to their original fold as one among them and is living in the same social tenet.
Christian converts who have subsequently embraced Hinduism should produce caste/community certificate in the proforma given in the application. The following certificate should also be got recorded by the Revenue Official, below the certificate, “The certificate is issued after observing the guidelines issued in the Government Circular No. 18421/E2/SCSTDD dated 15.12.1987″.
The names of castes and communities are given in Annexure VIII & IX. Community Certificate from Tahsildar is to be obtained in the prescribed format along with the application itself.
(b) The applications for the reserved seats of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes candidates which do not contain SC/ST certificate (community certificate) from the Tahsildar in the prescribed format provided along with the application will not be considered on any account for claiming community reservation against the seat reserved for SC/ST candidates [vide G.O. (Ms) 31/90/SCSTDD dated 25.05.1990]. The community certificate should clearly specify that the candidate himself/herself (not the father or mother) belongs to the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes. The Community Certificates obtained as per G.O. (Ms) No.136/07/RD, dated 27.04.2007 will be accepted. The candidates who are reconverted to Hinduism from Christianity of Scheduled caste origin should produce community certificate from the Tahsildar concerned along with a copy of Gazette Notification regarding re-conversion.
(c) The claims for reservation under Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes quota will also be subject to verification and clearance by the Screening Committee constituted for the purpose by the Government vide G.O. (P) No.19/2002/SCSTDD dated 20.4.2002 and as authorised by Section 6 of the Kerala (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Regulation of Issue of Community Certificates Act, 1996 (Act 11 of 1996) and G.O(P)No.15/2011/SCSTDD dated 01.02.2011.
(d) The SC/ST claims in respect of those who have migrated from one State to another will be subject to the provisions of G.O. (MS) No.10/86/SCSTDD dated 12.02.1986. Only the children of those who had migrated to this State before the promulgation of the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order 1950 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order 1950, and who ordinarily reside in this State can claim SC/ST benefits from the State of Kerala. They must be able to prove this, if required.
(e) WARNING : Those who produce false SC/ST Certificate for claiming reservation under SC/ST quota shall be liable for the penalties stipulated in section 15 of the Act referred to in Clause (c) above. Candidates and their parents who make such applications are warned that in addition to prosecution they will have to suffer the following consequences, in case the SC/ST certificate produced is found to be false and the candidate does not belong to any SC/ST communities, under section 16 of the Act “Benefits secured on the basis of false community certificates will be withdrawn
(i) Whoever not being a person belonging to any of the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes secures admission in any educational institution against a seat reserved for such castes or tribes or secures any appointment in the Government, Government Undertakings, Local Authority or in any other Company or Corporation owned or controlled by the Government or in any aided institution against a post reserved for such castes or tribes or enjoys any other benefits intended exclusively for such castes or tribes by producing a false community certificate shall, on cancellation of the false community certificate, be removed by cancelling the irregular admission in the concerned educational institution, or as the case may be, removed from the said service forthwith and any benefit enjoyed by him as aforesaid shall be withdrawn forthwith.
(ii) Any amount paid to such person by the Government or any other agency by way of scholarship, grant, allowance, stipend or any other financial benefit shall be recovered as if it is arrears of public revenue due on land.
(iii) Any degree, diploma or any other educational qualifications acquired by such person after securing admission in any educational institution on the basis of a false community certificate shall also stand cancelled on cancellation of the community certificate obtained by him.”
(f) Claim of OEC candidates against the un-availed seats of SC/ST candidates : Other Eligible Community (OEC) candidates are eligible for the un-availed seats, if any, under SC/ST quota. They should specify their community status in the application. They should furnish “Community” and “Income” Certificates obtained from the Village Officer concerned in the proforma along with the application itself. Those OEC candidates whose annual family income is upto Rs.4.5 lakhs alone are eligible for such seats. Relaxation in marks in the qualifying examination as in the case of SEBC candidates will be applicable to OEC candidates. The list of Other Eligible Communities is given in Annexure X.
(g) Claim for fee concession to OEC candidates: Candidates belonging to other eligible communities are exempted from payment of fee at the time of allotment to professional Degree Courses under Government/Community quota irrespective of annual family income as per G.O. (MS) No. 36/07/SCSTDD dated 03.07.2007. They should provide Community Certificate from the Village Officer in the prescribed format along with the Application.
5.5 Other General Rules for Special/Mandatory Reservation :
5.5.1 The seats unavailed by the Scheduled Castes candidates will go to the Scheduled Tribes candidates and vice versa.
5.5.2 The seats unavailed by the SC/ST candidates will go to “Other Eligible Community” (OEC) candidates. The seats that still remain unavailed of will go to the State Merit Quota (State wide basis).
5.5.3 The seats unavailed by the SEBC category candidates will be allotted under State Merit.
5.5.4 If any seat, in any special reservation quota, is left unavailed by the candidates belonging to that particular category, it will go to the Mandatory reservation quota, unless otherwise stated.
5.5.5 The seats falling vacant under the All India Quota for MBBS/BDS, when released to the State as well as the seats unfilled in these courses after 16.09.2014 under the Nomination categories given under Clause 4.1.11(a)&(b), will be added to the Mandatory reservation quota and the total seats revised under mandatory reservation quota will be re-distributed and allotted as per the mandatory reservation principles. The Director of Medical Education will inform the CEE of such seats on or before 17.09.2014.
5.5.6 The seats unfilled under the Govt. of India/Reciprocal Quota after 16.10.2014 for Engineering/Architecture Courses will be added to the Mandatory reservation quota and the total seats revised under mandatory reservation quota will be re-distributed and allotted as per the mandatory reservation principles. The Director of Technical Education will inform the CEE of such seats on or before 17.10.2014.
5.5.7 The seats unfilled under the VCI/ICAR for BVSc. & AH after 17.10.2014 will be added to the Mandatory reservation quota and the total seats revised under mandatory reservation quota will be re-distributed and allotted as per the mandatory reservation principles. The Registrar, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will inform the CEE of such seats on or before 17.10.2014.