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Caste Certificate

A Caste Certificate ensures protective discrimination to a certain category of citizens with special privileges such as reservation of seats in the Legislatures and in the Government Service.

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Why Is A Caste Certificate Required?

As part of the Indian system of Protective Discrimination, there exists certain special privileges
granted to this category of citizens, such as reservation of seats in the Legislatures and
in the Government Service which can be obtained by showcasing Caste Certificate.


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What is a Caste Certificate?

A Caste Certificate is proof of one's belonging to a particular caste 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 people in the country. As a part of the Protective Discrimination system in India, certain special privileges have been granted to this group of citizens. Such privileges include reservation of posts in Government service and seats in Legislatures, waiving of admission fees (in whole or part) in colleges and schools, quotas in jobs, relaxations in upper age limits while applying for certain jobs and so on. To be eligible for these privileges, a citizen must belong to Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and Other Backward Classes. He must also possess a valid Caste Certificate , as a proof.

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Benefits Of A Caste Certificate?

  • It certifies that the person to whom the certificate is issued is a domicile/resident of State/Union Territory.
  • It serves as proof of residence to avail domicile/resident quota in government and educational institutions.
  • It also serves as proof of quota for jobs where preference to local candidates is available as per the instructions issued by the government.
  • Checklist Required To Apply for A Caste Certificate

  • Personal details
  • Address details
  • Contact details
  • Parents details
  • Blood relative’s and their caste certificate details,
  • Details of local references, etc.
  • How Vakilsearch Helps In Procuring A Caste Certificate

    Experienced Lawyers

    We will connect you with experienced lawyers, who will generate all the required reports from the sub-registrar office.

    Submission of Application

    Once the documents are received, the lawyers will file the application for the caste certificate and complete the process on your behalf.

    Documents Required for Caste Certificate

  • Identity Proof
  • Birth Certificate
  • Declaration
  • FAQs on Caste Certificate

    What are the platforms available for applying for a caste certificate?

    You can obtain the application form from the concerned local office in your city/village/town. The office of the Sub-Deputy magistrate (SDM) or of the Tehsil/Revenue Department is usually designated for this work. Alternately, you can get the application online too.

    How is a Caste Certificate issued?

    A local inquiry is conducted before issuing the certificate.

    Is a gazette officer certification mandatory?

    Yes, a gazette officer certification is mandatory.

    Who verifies the details of the application?

    The officials verify the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s place and submits a report with a recommendation.

    Who verifies the details of the application?

    The officials verifies the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s place and submits a report with a recommendation.

    Who approves or disapproves the application?

    The authorized official approves or disapproves of each application based on the authorized official order certificate or endorsement, issued to the applicant.

    What is the time period of the process to obtain the Caste Certificate?

    It takes about two to three weeks after your application is submitted.

    Is a community certificate different from a Caste Certificate?

    No, it is the same! It is identified differently, according to each place.

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