Caste Certificate in Kerala

Last Updated at: Aug 11, 2022
Caste Certificate in Kerala
The Kerala Public Service Commission on 2nd November has formally adopted the State Govt’s policy of 10% reservation of jobs for candidates of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in communities that are not eligible for caste-based reservations. The Commission has decided to implement this new policy with effect from 23rd October, the date of the Government notification.
  1. What is a caste certificate?

  2. Advantages of obtaining caste certificate

  3. What is the fee for obtaining a caste certificate?

  4. Documents are required for obtaining a caste certificate in Kerala

  5. How to apply online for caste certificate in Kerala


What is a caste certificate?

A caste certificate is evidence of one’s belonging to a particular caste. This certificate helps in reservations and availing government subsidies and facilities.

Advantages of obtaining caste certificate?

  • Reservation of Seat In The Legislature
  • Government Service Reservation
  • Waiving Off Fees for Admission To Schools And Colleges
  • Age Limit Relaxation
  • Scholarships

To enjoy these privileges, a person needs to belong to a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes and must have a valid certificate.

What is the fee for obtaining a caste certificate in Kerala?

Application through Akshayacenter, Rs.18+ Rs.7 (Govt. Service Charge)+Rs. 3 for scanning or printing will be applied.

S.C. or S.T.’s family will have to pay Rs. 10+ Rs. 2per page for scanning or printing

BPL family would have to pay Rs. 20 for caste certificate.

For an online application, Rs 15 is the amount in Kerela.

Get Your Caste Certificate

Documents are required for obtaining a caste certificate in Kerala?

  • Application form (Akshayacentres)
  • C., S.T. or O.B.C. caste proof of their father, brother, sister or any blood relatives
  • Age proof (pan card, school certificate, birth certificate)
  • Address proof(voter card, passport, ration card, electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill)
  • Photograph
  • Mobile Number, Email ID, and Aadhar Card are compulsory for e-District portal registration.
  • Certificate of Income

The Time period to issue the caste certificate in Kerala is five days from the date of application.

How to apply online for Caste Certificate in Kerala

Step 1:

Visit theE-District Portal

Step 2:

Register on the website by selecting user portal registration

Step 3:

The page will redirect to the next in which the applicant has to fill the information and create a login id password. The applicant also needs to select the recovery question

Step 4:

Enter the case sensitive characters, confirm, and register.

Step 5:

The applicant will be able to login to the portal using the created username and password.

Step 6:
  • Select ‘One-time registration’ after checking ‘transaction history’ on the left tab.
  • You will receive an SMS, ‘Certificate Issued’ on the mobile number you login into E-District, and take a print out of it.
  • Fill all the details and click on the duplicate button.
  • This helps in finding out if the applicant has registered through AkshayaCenters previously and enables them to pick correct details. After a successful duplicate check, the ‘submit’ button will be allowed.
Step 7:

Click on ‘Submit’ to register. EDIT registration option is available, which allows you to edit the registered details.

Step 8:

Click on ‘Applicant Registration; the link will redirect you to the next page.

Click on the duplicate to recheck the duplicate application.

Click on Submit

Step 9:

Once the applicant is registered, click on “apply for certificates.”

To apply online one has to go through 3 stage process:
  • File application details
  • Upload required documents
  • Complete payment and generate acknowledgement receipt

File Application Details

Step 10:

Input e-district register number and select the type of the certificate (caste certificate).

Select the purpose for which certificate is required

Step 11:

Select Religion, Category, and Caste to be filled

Step 12:

Input the applicant name and choose self from relationship drop-down menu

Step 13:

Click on Save. After this applicant will direct towards the ‘attach document’ section.

Uploading Documents:
Step 14:

Upload certificates like Ration Card, Affidavit, and Caste certificate of relation, School certificate, and AADHAR card.

*** Attach PDF documents only plus maximum size will be 100KB per page will be supported.

Step 15:

After the documents are uploaded, they can make the payments

Payment Section:
Step 16:

Pay the fee by Net banking, Debit card payment, Credit card payment, Cash-card prepaid, wallets, or IMPS.

Step 17:

After a successful payment, a receipt will be generated, take a print of this receipt.

Step 18:

Download Caste Certificate of Kerala

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