How to Obtain a Caste certificate in Gujarat?

Last Updated at: Aug 16, 2022
How to Obtain a Caste certificate in Gujarat?
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The government provides caste certificate to affirm authoritatively that an individual has a place in a particular community under the constitution of India. Caste certificate is produced by the particular State Governments to its occupants having a place with Scheduled Caste/tribe and other backward classes. Accordingly, it is advised that individuals having a place with such caste acquire a community certificate to take advantage of reservations given by the government. We look at the application methodology for acquiring a caste certificate in Gujarat in detail.

Purpose of the Certificate

Any person reserved under the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe class can apply for a caste certificate and ought to get the position declaration for different purposes. A portion of the reasons for existing is referenced beneath.

    • Caste certificate is significant for students to get admission under reserved quotas in certain institutes and Government body.
    • A community certificate is essential for scholarships and fee special consideration in schools and colleges.
    • The government requires a caste certificate to dispense sponsorships for exceptional reservations.
    • In regards to work, caste certificate is required for occupation searchers, who apply for Government employment as arrangements under reserved quotas.
    • To apply for schemes implemented by the Government exclusively for the underprivileged, caste certificate is necessary.
    • To apply for Government schemes executed exclusively for underprivileged, caste certification is essential.
    • Caste Certificate must be given to hold situates in the elected representatives.

Eligibility standard

The eligibility standard for an individual to get caste certificate from Gujarat are referenced beneath.

    • The applicant ought to be a native of India.
    • The applicant ought to be a permanent occupant of the state for a minimum of five years to get a caste certificate in Gujarat.
    • The name of the applicant ought to be in the SC/ST and OBC list issued by the Government of Gujarat to apply for community certificate.

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Documents Required

The accompanying documents are required to apply for the caste certificate in Gujarat. The referenced documents must be attached alongside the application form while applying offline and while online application requires scanned copies of the equivalent.

  •       Residence proof – Ration Card,  photocopy of Voter ID card
  •       Identity proof – PAN Card, Driving License
  •       Caste proof
  •       Family member caste certificate with Pedhinamu (Family Tree issued by Talati)
  •       A true copy of the certificate of caste given by sarpanch/patvari (Talati) cum Mantri of the Gram Panchayat.
  •       Photocopy of caste certificate given by the head of Nagarpalika or Chief Officer
  •       Relationship proof – affidavit or official declaration of the person
  •       Passport size photograph.

Concerned Authority

For an urban region, concerned Zonal officer is in charge of the issuance and check of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe declaration in the province of Gujarat.

For a rural territory, concerned Mamlatdar (Head of Taluka) is in charge of the issuance and confirmation of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe endorsement in the province of Gujarat.


The Government of Gujarat has expanded the legitimacy or validity of caste certificate issued to its residents to three years.


The expense to acquire a position declaration in Gujarat is Rs 20.

Processing Time

The concerned expert will issue the caste certificate on day 1 from the submission of the application.

Application Procedure

There are two ways to apply a caste certificate. The individual applying for the caste certificate can apply in either on the online or offline mode.

Offline Application Process

Step 1: The candidate can collect the application form by visiting the Mamlatdar/Talati or Jan Seva Kendra office.

The application form can likewise be downloaded.

Step 2: The application ought to be filled and the documents necessary for the approval have to be attached.

In case Javab Panch Namu is required in the form, the applicant must take two people for authentication to the concerned office.

If in case of caste proof is not available, an affidavit as mentioned in the form must be issued from the concerned office.

Step 3: If there should be an occurrence of having a caste proof or if Javab Panch Namu is not obligatory in the form, the applicant can straightforwardly go to the Office of The Collector and District Magistrate to present the filled structure together with records. The expense ought to be paid in the submitting office.

Step 4: The applicant can pick the caste certificate authorised by the authority the following day.

Online Application Process

Step 1: To apply online, visit the official website of Digital Gujarat of the Gujarat State Government. Click Login on the top of the Home page of the website.

For applying caste certificate online, visit the official site of Digital Gujarat of the Gujarat State Government. Log into the Home page of the site.

New Citizen Registration

Step 2: To get to online services offered by the Gujarat government, the resident must be a registered user.

In the event that an individual is not enrolled in the computerized entry of Gujarat, he/she have to enrol himself/herself on the portal. This should be possible by tapping on the ‘ Click for new registration’’ under “New client” on the site.

Step 3: When the user registration page appears, fill out the required details and then click submit.


Step 4: Then the resident can log in via any of the below that are registered.

  • E-mail id
  • Mobile number
  • Aadhar number
  • Enter the registered secret code and captcha and then click Login.

Step 5: Once logged in, select the income choice that is available on the site and select SC/ST caste certificate preference.

Step 6: Now enter the Aadhar card number and select the language wherein you need the form to show up. According to the language chosen (English or Gujarati), relevant language console ought to be utilised for filling an application form. The online portal has the facility on downloading the Gujarati Keyboard.

Fill Application Form

Step 7: Applicant ought to outfit the below information.

Applicant information (essential applicant details, work details, family details)

Service details (caste details)

Step 8: Upload the scanned copies of the manuscript and then click submit.

Step 9: After successfully submitting the application, you can take a printout of the application form and continue further with the online fee.


Step 10: In the online application, there are two-way payments:

1) E-Wallet

2) Gateway

Step 11: Choose the payment option and click on the “Send OTP” button to make payment. A one-time password will be sent to your registered mobile number.

Step 12: Next enter the one-time password and click on the “Confirm” button to carry out the payment process.

Note: All fields with *(star) mark are mandatory fields to be filled in Online Application.

In any way, if there is any wrong/deceptive data fed in an application then it will prompt dismissal of the application by Department Authorities.

In the event that your application is returned for change or to fill partially filled details, submit it within 37 days of return. If failed to submit within 37 days, the application will be rejected. Application expense paid online will not be refunded.

 Application Status

Native does not have to visit the closest JSK/ATVT centre to check the document after effectively submitting the application. The resident will be informed through an SMS on the status of his/her caste certificate application.

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