From now own, any educational trust and societies seeking the minority status will have to register as Non-Governmental organization (NGO) with the NITI aayog irrespective of the fact whether they are looking for the aid from government or not.
According to the new application format for the minority status certificate, the institution, run by trust/society will require a unique ID of trust/society which is given by the NITI aayog portal, NGO Darpan. However, the same is not required by the institution which is run by an individual.
Also, all the details in the application need to be matched exactly with the details on the NGO Darpan Website.
In a notification published by the commission, NCMEI said "the cases already being heard before the Commission will continue to be heard, the Minority Status Certificate will be awarded only after the unique ID is provided by the petitioner".
According to the report, the registration is likely to put all the financial transactions of the trust and its office bearers under the scanner of the government as all the crucial details like PAN card, Aadhaar Card will be required for the enrollment purposes.
Minority status to schools and colleges give them the right to say in the reservation quantum and also limits the interference from the government.
Till now, the commission has awarded minority status to 12,954 schools and colleges in the country.