All You Need to Know About Nadakacheri Service Portal

Last Updated at: Oct 08, 2020
All you need to know about Nadakacheri Service portal
The Government of Karnataka has recently upgraded its Nadakacheri Service Portal with the help of NIC (National Informatics Centre). This portal was started in 2006 as a part of the ‘Nemmadi Project’. The new Nadakacheri application is a user-friendly one and has been hosted in the state data centre. It operates through a centralised architecture.


The Government of Karnataka has upgraded its Nadakacheri Service Portal, started in 2006 as a part of the ‘Nemmadi Project’. The new Nadakacheri application developed by NIC is user friendly and is a web based application. The application has been hosted in the state data centre and operates through a centralised architecture.


A government initiative which is a part of the ‘Nemmadi Project’ of 2006, established solely for the welfare of the citizens of the State of Karnataka.


Nadakacheri or the Atalji Janasnehi Kendra is a government initiative which is a part of the ‘Nemmadi Project’ of 2006, established solely for the welfare of the citizens of the State of Karnataka. The project was initially introduced by the e-Governance department through the PPP Mode (i.e. Private Public Partnership) across the state in 802 Tele-centres, which was later taken over by the Karnataka Revenue Department due to lack of control over the private part of the project.

Through this project, the Government of Karnataka envisages making both revenues as well as citizen services to be made accessible, transparent and affordable to the common folk in the Hobli level. The Nadakacheri portal is a result of such an initiative to make the service procedures more digitised and reliable for the citizens.

These Atalji Janasnehi Kendras have been established in 769 centres in the Hobli level along with additional front offices as per the orders of the government. In the District level, the Deputy Commissioner of the State will be in charge of the project and in the State level, there is the  Atalji Janasnehi Directorate established by the Revenue Department which will monitor, enable and offer technical guidance for the effective implementation of the project across the state.

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Services provided by the Nadakacheri:

The Nadakacheri portal aims at providing services to the citizens through a transparent and easily accessible way. The portal provides major services like the Caste and Income, Land and Agriculturist related and many Social Security Pensions. The Revenue Department of Karnataka has laid down a list of 29 services that are being provided online through this project, few of which are given below:

Caste Certificate (SC/ST), Caste Certificate (Cat-A), Domicile Certificate, Agricultural Family Member certificate, Agricultural Labour Certificate, Agriculturist Certificate, Bonafide Certificate, Attestation of Family Tree, Land Holding Certificate, Landless Certificate, Living Certificate, Income Certificate, Income Certificate for Employment Certificate, Non-Creamy layer Certificate, No Re-Marriage Certificate, Non-Tenancy Certificate, OBC Certificate, Residence Certificate, Solvency Certificate, Unemployment Certificate, Widow Certificate, Minority Certificate, etc.

The Service Charge for each of the 29 listed Services is Rs. 15 and there is also different stipulated timeline in Sakala prescribed for each service which can be found in the official portal.

The Nadakacheri Software:

The Nadakacheri portal is a web-based application developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). with the introduction of this software, the concept of a front office, back office, local server or any form of data replication has been erased. The application is hosted by the State data centre and is operated through a central architecture. Since the software is maintained in the SDC, modifications can be made within 2-3 hours and deployed easily.

Caste Certificates through Nadakacheri:

Every citizen belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes or OBCs require a caste certificate to prove that they belong to that particular class category as in Karnataka, people have reservations up to 15% (for SCs/STs) and 3% (for OBCs).

What are the documents required?

  1. Application form
  2. Identity Proof (copy of Ration Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, etc.)
  3. Residence Proof
  4. Income Report
  5. Caste/Religion Report
  6. For women, Caste Certificate before marriage is to be produced as well.

What are the steps to apply for a Caste Certificate?

To apply for Nadakachari online application on a Caste Certificate, visit the official nadakacheri website of the Nadakacheri portal – which contains the Nadakacheri services


Click on the ‘Apply Online’ option.


Enter the registered mobile number in the login page that appears.


On clicking on the ‘Proceed’ button, the user can enter the Home page.


Click on the ‘New Request’ option in the menu bar and select the ‘caste certificate’ option from the dropbox.


Fill in all fields with appropriate details. (Fields in red are mandatory)


Choose a preferable mode of delivery and upload all the pre-requisite documents.


Once all the documents are uploaded, click the ‘save’ button. An acknowledgement number is generated and will be sent to the registered mobile number as well. Click on ‘OK’ to proceed.


Select the ‘online payment’ option to proceed with the application fees payment.


Choose a mode of payment and click the make payment button after filling the required transaction details.

STEP 10:

Once the payment is made, the caste certificate will be received from the concerned authorities based on the issuing date.

How to download caste certificate online?

  1. Select the first option below the important link in the official website.
  2. Now enter the acknowledgement number received to the registered mobile number.
  3. Click on ‘Show Certificate’.
  4. Once the certificate appears, click on ‘Print or Download Certificate’.

The validity of caste certificates last for a lifetime and hence they do not have an expiry date. Also, the service fees for availing the caste certificate is Rs 15 per certificate.

How to apply for Name/Caste/Address corrections (Only for existing certificates)

  1. Visit portal
  2. Under the ‘Online Application’ tab, select ‘Online application’ option
  3. You will be redirected to the application raising page
  4. Please login by entering your 10 digits mobile number
  5. Under ‘New Request’ tab select service name for which you want the correction
  6. For Caste, Income and Residence certificate
  • Enter the Ration card number, name, Aadhaar number and other details
  • Click ‘Search’
  • The matched records will be displayed
  • Select the matched record and click the “Preview” button. Then select the options to correct
  • Click ‘Proceed’ to submit your correction application.


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