To realize the vision of the architect of the Constitution of India, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar; To achieve the objectives enshrined in the Constitution of India viz. Justice, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity among the peoples of our nation; To uplift the disadvantaged sections of the society, from the vortex of blind faith, superstition, communal hatred, caste bias, To obliterate disparity based on sects or gender and develop brotherhood, Scientific temperament and Communal harmony, the Government of Maharashtra in Cultural Affairs, Sports & Tourism Department, vide No. UTA, 1078 / D-XXV dated 22nd December, 1978 established “Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samata Vichar Peeth”. This Samta Peeth started functioning on 12th March 1979 from the premises of Mahatma Phule Backward Classes Development Corporation Ltd, Mumbai. By Govt. order, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Samata Vichar Peeth was relocated to Pune at the present address- 28, Queens Garden, Pune, on 11th February 1987.
The said organization, subsequently, became autonomous, under its present name- Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute (BARTI), Pune, the Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Govt. of Maharashtra in the year 2008. 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.
Vide Govt. of Maharashtra, Social Justice and Special Assistance Department Resolution No. AaPraSa- 2005/ Case No. 383/ MAVAKA dated 30.4.2008, approval has been granted for registration under the Indian Society Registration Act, 1860 and Indian Public Trusts Act, 1950 to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute, Pune, and thus, the name of the society came to be known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute, (BARTI), Pune, having its registered office at 28, Queens Garden, Near Old Circuit House, Pune – 411 001.
Director General, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute (BARTI) is appointed as the Chief Coordinator of Caste Certificate Scrutiny Committees in the state. There Committees are established to scrutinize the Caste claims of SCs, VJ, NT, OBC and SBC. Accordingly, the Director General has effective administrative control of fifteen Divisional Caste Certificate Scrutiny Committees.