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.
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.
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.