The Cultural Affairs, Sports & Tourism Department, Government of Maharashtra as per vide No. UTA, 1078 / D-XXV dated 22nd December, 1978 established “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samata Vichar Peeth”. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samata Vichar Peeth started functioning on 12th March 1979 from the premises of Mahatma Phule Backward Classes Development Corporation Ltd, Mumbai. By Government order, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samata Vichar Peeth was relocated to Pune at the present address - 28,Queen’s Garden,Near Circuit House, Pune, on 11th February 1987.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute (BARTI), Pune is an autonomous organization under the Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra. This Institute is committed to the cause of equality and social justice through scientific research, evaluation of schemes meant for socially disadvantaged sections, policy advocacy, training, skills development etc.
Director General, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute (BARTI) is appointed as the Chief Coordinator of District Caste Certificate Scrutiny Committees in the state of Maharashtra. These Committees are established to scrutinize the Caste claims of category SC, VJ, NT, OBC and SBC. Accordingly, the Director General is effective administrative control of thirty six District Caste Certificate Scrutiny Committees.