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Update: Competent Authority to Issue Caste Certificate for Admission in School

Government of West Bengal
Backward Classes Welfare Department
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata – 700 001

No. 1813-BCW/MR-94/11, dated 20.06.2011

MEMORANDUM

Notwithstanding anything contained otherwise in any Memorandum, Orders, Notifications etc. Issued earlier the undersigned is directed to say that the authorities as specified in column 2 below shall be competent to issue Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe certificate for the purpose of admission of Scheduled Caste and Schedules Tribe students in respective educational courses as specified under column 1.

Name of the Course (1) Name of the authorities (2)
A. For admission to Schools and Colleges (up to Degree Course both pass and Honours) except post-metric Vocational, Technical, Engineering and Professional degree/ diploma/ certificate courses. A(i) A member of a Gram Panchayat, A Pradahan of Gram Panchayat, A Sabhapati of Panchayat Samiti, A Member of Zilla Parishad, A Commissioner of Municipality, A Councilor of Municipal Corporation, A Mayor of Municipal Corporation, A Member of State Legislature, A Member of Parliament, and Any Group ‘A’ Officer of the State Government;
A(ii) Deputy Director, Backward Classes Welfare, West Bengal and Commissioner, Backward Classes Welfare, West Bengal in case of candidates claiming to be Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe residing in any part of West Bengal;
A(iii) Deputy Collector of Land Revenue, Kolkata Collector of Stamp Revenue, Kolkata, Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata, Addl. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kolkata, 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate, Executive Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Officer, Deputy Collector, Addl. District Magistrate, Collector and District Magistrate within their respective jurisdiction in case of candidates claiming to be Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe and ordinarily residing within such jurisdictions;
A(iv) A Councilor of Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council for candidates claiming to be Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe and ordinarily residing within the jurisdiction of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council. B. For admission to all post-metric, Vocational, Engineering, Technical and Professional degree/ diploma/ certificate course and all post-graduate courses.
B. For admission to all post-metric, Vocational, Engineering, Technical and Professional degree/ diploma/ certificate courses and all post-graduate courses.
  1. Authorities as specified in A(ii) and A(iii) above.

This will supersede this Department’s previous Memo No. 820-TW/EC dt. 31.8.1990.

Sd/- S.K. Thade
Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal

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