Obtain Caste Certificate

Obtain Caste Certificate


What is a Caste Certificate and Why is it Needed?

A Caste Certificate is the proof of one's belonging to a particular caste, especially in case one belongs to any of the 'Scheduled Castes', as specified in the Indian Constitution. The Government felt that the Scheduled Castes and Tribes need special encouragement and opportunities to progress at the same pace as the rest of the citizenry. As a result, as part of the Indian system of Protective Discrimination, there exist certain special privileges granted to this category of citizens, such as reservation of seats in the Legislatures and in the Government Service, waiving off a part or the whole of the fees for admission to schools and colleges, quotas in educational institutions, relaxation of upper age limits for applying to certain jobs, etc. To be able to avail these privileges, a citizen belonging to a Scheduled Caste must be in possession of a valid Caste Certificate.

The Legal Framework

The statutory lists of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, in pursuance of Articles 341 and 342 of the Indian Constitution, were notified for the first time under the Constitution (Schedule Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. These lists have been modified/amended/supplemented from time to time. On the reorganisation of the States, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes List (Modification) Order came into force from 29th October, 1956. Thereafter, a few other orders in respect of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes list in some individual States also came into force.

What You Need to Do to Get a Caste Certificate

The application forms are available either online or from the concerned local office in the City/Town/Village, which is usually the office of the SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) or of the Tehsil or Revenue Department. In case none of your family members have earlier been issued a Caste Certificate, a local enquiry is conducted before issuing the Certificate to you. Proof of residence in your State for a minimum specified period, an affidavit stating that you belong to a Scheduled Caste, and the specified court stamp fee are required at the time of application.


To know the detailed procedure to Obtain Caste Certificate in the concerned State/UT



Obtain Caste Certificate: Andhra Pradesh 


One has to approach the nearby MRO office and apply in the prescribed form during any working days.



Obtain Caste Certificate: Arunachal Pradesh 


Eligibility


Tribal inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh.


Concerned Authority


The Deputy Commissioner of a district.


Procedure

  • The applicant needs to route his/her application through the Gaun Bura or any Anchal Samity member of the area in which he/she lives.
  • The Circle Officer of the area then forwards the application to the DC of the district.
  • The DC verifies & approves the certificate. If the ADC is entrusted with the job, the ADC verifies and issues the certificate.

Necessary documents/papers

  • Filled up ST Application form.
  • Two passport sized photographs.
  • Fee

    Rs. 25/- for issuance of Caste Certificate.

    Forms

    The ST Application form is sold at the Deputy Commissioner's Office. Online submission of forms is not possible. A signed copy of the application is required for processing.


Obtain Caste Certificate: Chhattisgarh


Concerned Authority


Tehsil Office


Procedure


An application form to obtain the caste certificate has to be filled by the applicant, other than which an oath form is also required to be filled by the candidate, to be deposited after taking oath in front of a Notary.

Although no specified time for the issuance of the certificate has been provided, the process is usually completed within a week's time.


Necessary documents/papers

  • School education certificate is to be attached (class 5th, 8th, 10th, or 12th) as a proof of duration of stay.
  • A format duly filled and signed by the village Patwari is also to be submitted along with these forms, in the prescribed format.


Fee


No fee is required for obtaining a caste certificate.

More information and relevant forms can be obtained from: http://www.chhattisgarh.nic.in






Obtain Caste Certificate: Delhi


In case of persons who have been residing in Delhi since 20.09.51, and in case of their children, the procedure of issuance of SC/ST certificate is as follows:


Concerned Authority

  • SDM of the concerned area; or
  • Office of the Deputy Commissioner. Click here to obtain the contact address of the SDM in whose jurisdiction your colony lies. Applications can also be submitted online. Applications can also be submitted online

Necessary Documents

  • Application form duly attested by M.L.A., M.P., Municipal Councillors or Gazetted Officers.
  • Copy of Ration Card or other Proof of Residence.
  • Birth Certificate or School Certificate showing date of birth or if applicant is illiterate, an affidavit declaring age.
  • An affidavit declaring name, father's name, residential address, period of residence in Delhi & caste, attested by oath commissioner/notary public.
  • In case the applicant is a married woman, proof of residential address before marriage.
  • Copy of SC Certificate of father/brother/sister, if any.
  • Where no SC/ST Certificate has been issued to any member of the applicant's family, two witnesses who are Government servants are required to give in writing that they know the person and his caste, alongwith attested copies of their identity cards.

Fee

NIL

Procedure

  • In case the applicant is a permanent resident of Delhi and has appended a copy of SC/ST certificate issued to any member of his family, no local inquiry is conducted. In such a case, verification is done from the record available in the office of the SDM or the CCS branch in the office of the Divisional Commissioner. Where the record is not available in the office of the SDM or the CCS branch, a local inquiry is conducted.
  • In case no member of the applicant's family has been issued a certificate earlier, a local inquiry is conducted.
  • In the case of a married woman, the local inquiry is conducted at the place of residence prior to marriage, as well as at the place of residence after marriage.

For a list of Scheduled Castes notified for Delhi, Click here (8 KB)


Such a certificate cannot be issued to a person if he is already in possession of such a certificate issued by the Competent Authority.


Form


Click here (20 KB) for the relevant forms.


Response Time

  • SC Delhi State certificates are issued in 14 days.
  • SC Other State certificates are issued in 21 days, provided inquiry from the other state is received.
  • You may also check up the status of your case through this link from time to time. You may also use IVRS by dialing 23392339/23392340 or through SMS at 9868231002.




Obtain Caste Certificate: Goa 


Concerned Authority

Mamlatdar

Necessary Documents

Apply in the prescribed Form alongwith the following documents: (Annexure D)
  • Certificate from the Samaj concerned.
  • Parents' Caste Certificate issued by the prescribed Authority.
  • An affidavit in the prescribed form (Annexure E).
  • The application will be sent to the Talathi concerned, asking for his report within 3 days.
  • Mamlatdar will issue the Caste Certificate within 2 days of getting the Talathi's report.




Obtain Caste Certificate: Gujarat


Nagrik Seva Kendra is a window for the citizen to get various official certificates like Income Certificate, Caste Certificate, OBC Certificate, Domicile Certificate (by birth and living in the State for more then three years) and Senior Citizen Certificates.

All types of Affidavits, Arms Licences Renewal, Petition Writer Renewal, Hotel Licence Renewal and Stamp Vendor Renewal are also issued through this Kendra.

The citizen has to go to the Kendra at the district place and give the application. The certificate will be issued on the same day.




Obtain Caste Certificate: Haryana


Concerned Authority

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM)

Procedure

Apply to SDM after verification from Patwari and Tehsildar. Deposit requisite fee and get the certificate in the specified time. At the NaiDISHA centre, after completing the verification process, apply as per procedure, deposit the fee and get the certificate.





Obtain Caste Certificate: Himachal Pradesh


Authority Concerned

The person desirous of obtaining the caste certificate approaches the Patwari (at the Tehsiladar Office), who after checking the revenue record (if the applicant is an owner), gives him the same. If the applicant is not an owner, his details are checked from the responsible persons of the area.

Procedure

The applicant approaches the Tehsil office and applies through the form and submits the papers issued by the Patwari. The Tehsildar will check the papers and after due satisfaction, would issue the necessary caste certificate.





Obtain Caste Certificate: Karnataka


In order to support the claim to avail the benefits of reservation in various courses and jobs, applicants must furnish Caste Certificates issued by the competent authority. In Karnataka, the Tahsildar, a Taluk level functionary, is authorized to issue Caste Certificates.

Procedure

Applicants need to submit an application furnishing the details of their caste, income and other relevant information to the Taluk office, in whose jurisdiction the candidate usually resides. The application submitted by the candidate would be scrutinized by the caseworker in the Taluk office and would then be forwarded to the concerned revenue official (Village Accountant in case of villages and Revenue Inspector in case of urban areas). The revenue official verifies the details of the application by visiting the candidate's place and submits a report with a recommendation. The Tahsildar verifies the report and either approves or disapproves the recommendation. Based on the Tahsildar's orders the certificate/endorsement is issued to the applicant.

Concerned Authority

The Village Accountant/Revenue Inspector, as the case may be, the Tahsildar and the Caseworker at the Taluk office.

Necessary documents/papers

All the relevant supporting documents to substantiate the claim made by the applicant are to be enclosed.






Obtain Caste Certificate: Kerala


The Village Officer is empowered to issue Caste Certificate as per GO (MS) 1039/79/RD dated 06.08.1979 and GO (MS)No.882/82/RD dated 20.08.1982.

All caste/community certificates except SC/ST certificates are being issued by the Village Officer. Application duly filled in the prescribed form with a court fee stamp worth rupees five affixed in it has to be submitted to the Village Officer along with school registration particulars, the caste related documents of the parents of the applicant, ration card and other supporting records to prove the Caste/ religion of the applicant.

The Certificate will be issued within 3 days as per Circular No.24298/T4/2002/RD dated.23.5.2002 of the Government.

The Village Officer is empowered to issue Conversion Certificates, as per circular NO.18421/E2/87/SCSTDD dated 15.12.1987.In case where the certificates can't be issued; the reason will be intimated to the applicant within 10 days.


Contact Address - Concerned Village Officers


Office Timings - On all working days - 10.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Forms

Application for Caste Certificate

Documents to be submitted - Official documents to prove the caste viz.
  1. Ration Card
  2. Attested Copy of State School Leaving Certificate (SSLC)
  3. If converted, concerned gazette notification




Obtain Caste Certificate: Lakshadweep


Any native of the islands can avail this service during working hours from the office of the Sub Divisional Officer/Assistant Sub Divisional Officer in the respective island. For obtaining the Caste Certificate, the applicant should submit the request in the pre-printed form with Re.1 court fee stamp affixed




Obtain Caste Certificate: Maharashtra


Procedure

Any resident desiring to obtain the Caste Certificate has to fill up the application in the prescribed proforma available at the Mumbai City Collector's office.

Necessary documents/papers

  • Court fee stamp of Rs: 5/- is to be affixed on the application.
  • School leaving certificate/ extract of birth certificate/ copy of the first page of the service book, if the applicant is a Govt. or semi-Govt. servant.
  • Attested copies of the first page and lthe ast page of the Ration Card/ extract of the electoral roll/ rent receipt.

In the case of a married women:
  • The married women has to produce school leaving certificate/ extract of her birth certificate/ a copy of the first page of the service book, if the applicant is a Government or semi-Government servant, to prove her caste before marriage.
  • Attested copy of the marriage certificate or marriage invitation card.
  • Attested copy of the extract of the Govt. Gazette wherein her change of name after marriage is published.
An applicant who has migrated from other States/ Districts has to produce the caste certificate issued to his/her father/ grandfather by the competent authority of that State/District.

Address of Mumbai City Collector office

General Branch Mumbai City
Collector Office,
Mumbai City District,
Ground Floor,
Old Custom House,
Mumbai






Obtain Caste Certificate: Mizoram


Eligibility

Any Mizo whose birth place or parents belong(s) to the Jurisdiction of the Govt. of Mizoram.


Procedure

  • Application form can be obtained from the DC office counter during office hours for Rs.5/-.
  • Endorsement or Comment of V.C.P./A.O/B.D.O/Reliable Gazetted Officers/D.Cs Staff above L.D.C.
  • Children born of inter-caste marriages should enclose a certificate from the concerned VCP to the effect.
  • Submission to the judicial branch, DC office Complex, Aizawl.




Obtain Caste Certificate: Puducherry


Eligibility

Any Citizen covered under the OBC, MBC, SC, ST communities can avail the service.

Concerned Authority

The Concerned Taluk (tehsil) office will issue the certificate.

Necessary Documents

The citizen has to submit an application in plain paper and the following supporting documents:
  • EPIC card
  • Ration card
  • Caste certificate of family members etc.

Fees

  • A nominal fee of Rs 1 is charged for stamp. There is no specific form devised for this service and the citizen has to approach the taluk office in person to avail this service.

Other Information

Normal caste certificates have only limited validity for 6 months to 1 year. In Pondicherry, the Govt has introduced the "Permanent Caste Certificate" which has legal validity for 15 years for educational and employment purposes.






Obtain Caste Certificate: Punjab


Caste Certificates

  • Department Concerned
    SDM Office/ Tehsil office ( Revenue Department)
  • Scope of Service
    To Issue Caste Certificate
  • Eligibility Conditions
    Permanent Residents of the State for at least five years.
  • Step by Step Procedure
    1. The application form is available from the Concerned Office or can be downloaded from this site.
    2. The completely filled application must be verified by Sarpanch/Nambardar/M.C before submitting in the concerned Office with Court Fee of Rs. 1.25 along with affidavit stating his Residential Address, declaring that such Certificate has not been obtained before.
    3. The SDM will send this application for verification of the particulars of the applicant, to the concerned Tehsildar.
    4. The Tehsildar in turn will forward his/her application to the concerned Revenue Patwari for verification of particulars of the applicant.
    5. The Patwari records the statements, of the applicant and Nambardar on the spot, and return the application with his report to Tehsildar.
    6. The Tehsildar returns the case back to respective SDM with his Comments/Report.
    7. Finally, the SDM issues the Certificate to applicant, after completion of Of officialFormalities.
  • Check List of Documents
    1. Application form
    2. Affidavit in Proof of his Residence & declaring himself belonging to the said Caste.
    3. Court Fee stamps of Rs.1.25/- affixed on the application.
  • Verification Procedures
    The Certificate issued after the verification done from the Revenue Staff through Patwari.
  • Prescribed Time Schedule
    The Certificate is issued within Seven Days
  • Addresses of Concerned Officers
    Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Sanctioning Authority
    Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Grievance Redressal System
    1. SDM
    2. Deputy Commissioner
  • Any Other Information
    These Certificates are generally required for getting benefits of various Government Schemes and Reservation in Government Services/Institutes etc.




Obtain Caste Certificate: Rajasthan


OBC CERTIFICATE


Eligibility


The certificate is issued to a person who is residing in the State of Rajasthan and belongs to the caste specified in the OBC list, issued by the Government of Rajasthan.

Procedure


The applicant shall submit an application for obtaining the OBC Caste Certificate in the prescribed format attached. The applicant has to apply to the concerned Tehsildar in the prescribed proforma along with the document.

Necessary documents/papers


  • Fully filled application form with a court fee ticket of Rs. 2
  • Two government employees' certificates in the application form
  • An affidavit of Rs. 10.00
  • Attested copy of the Ration Card
  • Report of the concerned Patwari
  • Income certificate
  1. Pay scale of the applicant's mother and father must be less then Rs. 5,500-9,000, if mother and father are both in Government service.
  2. If an applicant's mother or father is in Government service, then the pay scale must be less than Rs. 8000-13500.
  3. If the applicant's mother or father is in private service or having their own business, then the whole annual income must be less than RS. 2,50,000.


Note: The candidate must submit income tax return of the last three years.

SC OR ST CERTIFICATE


Eligibility


The certificate is issued to a person who is residing in the State of Rajasthan and belongs to the caste specified in the SC/ST list, issued by the Government of Rajasthan.

Procedure


The applicant shall submit an application for obtaining the SC/ST Caste Certificate in the prescribed format attached below. The applicant has to apply to the concerned Tehsildar in the prescribed proforma along with the necessary documents.

Necessary documents/papers

  • Fully filled application form with a court fee ticket of Rs. 2
  • Two government employees' certificates
  • An affidavit of Rs.10
  • Attested copy of the Ration Card
  • Report of the concerned Patwari



Obtain Caste Certificate: Sikkim


Eligibility

All people belonging to the Scheduled Castes, and born in Sikkim, are eligible to get the Caste Certificate. All the District Collectors' Offices in Sikkim are the concerned authorities providing the certificate. One has to collect the form for the Caste Certificate from the respective single window counter and the filled form has to be submitted there.

Necessary Documents

The following attested/certified documents are to be submitted by the applicant:
  • Sikkim Subject Certificate/Certificate of Identification/Citizinship Certificate.
  • Birth Certificate/Panchayat Report to certify the name of the father and caste.
  • School Certificate indicating the name of the father and the exact date of birth of children entered in the register on admission to school, in support of father's SSC.
  • Panchayat verification report/report from area MLA.
  • Two passport sized photographs of the applicant.
Note.
  • Children above the age of 18 years have to produce a certified copy of the SSC/COI of their own instead of their father's SSC.
  • In case the applicant does not posses SSC/COI in his/her own name then a police verification report is required.
  • In the case of women, their Birth Certificates/Panchayat Reports have to be produced to certify the name of the father and the caste of their parents.




Obtain Caste Certificate: Tamil Nadu


The system of issuing permanent Community Certificate was introduced in the year 1988 in Tamil Nadu for the reduction of unnecessary pressure on the persons and also on the official machinery. This is valid for securing admission in all Educational Institutions and other professional institutions and also for employment.

Eligibility

This system of issuing permanent Community Certificates will apply to the institutions in Tamil Nadu coming under the control of the State Government. It will not have any binding on the institutions of the Government of India, its undertakings and other State Governments.

Procedure

The applicant can make the request to the Tahsildars with or without the recommendation of the Revenue Inspectors/Village Administrative Officers.

The Tahsildar will fix a time when the certificate shall be issued either by him or by the Deputy Tahsildar. However, it may not exceed 15 days for all communities except the Scheduled Tribes. For the Scheduled Tribes, the maximum limit is 30 days.

The list of applicants for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Certificates may be published in the notice boards of Taluk and Panchayat Union Offices and Panchayats and Chavadi in the Village concerned inviting objections from the public before enquiry is made.

The Community is determined with reference to the documents registered, Community Certificates obtained earlier by the parents/relatives, school Certificates of the person concerned or of parents, open inquiries in the village including the members of the local body, verification of their place of residence, personal inquiry of the applicant, etc.

Department Concerned

Taluk Office under the Revenue Department






Obtain Caste Certificate: Tripura


Persons belonging to any caste by birth, and as listed/amended in Schedule-1 of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe Act 1976 can apply for a caste certificate.

Procedure


The applicant should put up his/her application at the e-Suvidha Centres situated in the Offices of Sub-Divisional Magistrates, where the applicant permanently resides, on any working day and obtain an Acknowledgement Receipt for the same. The applicant is also given a delivery date for his/her Certificate, which is printed on the Receipt.

Also, a Community Certificate, issued by the Block/ State Level Caste Committees, is required to substantiate the applicant's claim for Caste Certificate. These committees are constituted by the State Government with due representation from all castes (Communities) and are required to keep community vigil over issuing of caste certificates.

In addition, the issuing authority, at his discretion may initiate Field Enquiry by the relevant Tehsil/Revenue Inspector/Deputy Collector & Magistrate on the merit of application. Alternatively, the applicant may also obtain the Community Certificate and submit his application at the Tehsil after obtaining a receipt of the same.

After proper verification, the respective Sub-Divisional Magistrate will issue the caste certificate to the applicant.

Concerned Department


District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the area where the candidate and/or his family permanently resides.

Documents


The following indicative list of documents is required to substantiate the applicant's claim for caste certificate.
  • Photograph (Mandatory)
  • Citizenship Certificate (Mandatory)
  • Community Certificate (Mandatory)
  • Family Ration Card
  • SC Certificate of Father/Brother/Sister
  • Blood Relation Certificate
  • School Certificate
  • Land Document

The forms for obtaining Community Certificate are currently not available on the website, and have to be collected from the concerned offices. A common application form, introduced apply for Certificates in Tripura can be downloaded from http://tsu.trp.nic.in/esuvidha for caste certificate application.

Fees


No fee is charged for this service.






Obtain Caste Certificate: Uttar Pradesh


Eligibility


Any person belonging to the caste/class listed in Schedule-1 of the Uttaranchal {Uttar Pradesh Public Services (Reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes) Act, 1994} Anukulan Avam Upantaran Order, 2001, and any person who belongs to the caste/class amended by the Government in Schedule-1 of the aforesaid Act, can apply for a caste certificate.

Procedure


The applicant should put up his/her application to the concerned Tehsildar on any working day in prescribed forms, and obtain a receipt of the same.

Necessary documents/papers

  • Submit Certificate from Gram Pradhan/Ward member with two witnesses certifying caste.
  • Submit Affidavit about caste and creamy layer (for OBC only).
  • Be a citizen of India.
  • Deposit Court fee of Rs.1.50 in the form of Stamp, pasted on proforma (for OBC only).

The Tehsildar will get inquiry report from local Lekhpal/Revenue Inspector in the prescribed format, and shall issue the Caste Certificate within a week.

Concerned Authority


District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally reside(s).

Fee


No fee is charged for this service.





Obtain Caste Certificate: Uttarakhand


Eligibility

  • Any person who belongs to the castes/classes listed in Schedule-1 of the Uttaranchal {Uttar Pradesh Public Services (Reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes) Act, 1994} Anukulan Avam Upantaran Order, 2001.
  • Any person who belongs to the castes/classes amended by the Government in Schedule-1 of the aforesaid Act from time to time.


Concerned Authority


District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate /Tehsildar of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally reside(s)

Procedure


The applicant should put his/her application to the concerned Tehsildar and obtain a receipt of the same. After proper verification of caste/paper, the Tehsildar will issue the caste certificate.

Necessary documents/papers


Copy of the Parivar Register, certified by Gram Pradhan or Certificate of Ward Member

Fee


NIL

Forms


NIL

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