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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 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 and relaxation of upper age limits for applying to certain jobs. To be able to avail these privileges, a citizen belonging to a Scheduled Caste must be in possession of a valid Caste Certificate.

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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.

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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

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.
A local inquiry is conducted before issuing the certificate.
Yes, a gazette officer certification is mandatory.
The officials verify the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s place and submits a report with a recommendation.
The officials verifies the details of the application by visiting the candidate’s place and submits a report with a recommendation.
The authorized official approves or disapproves of each application based on the authorized official order certificate or endorsement, issued to the applicant.
It takes about two to three weeks after your application is submitted.
No, it is the same! It is identified differently, according to each place.

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