Issuing Caste Certificate to Adopted Children of OBC Category

Government of West Bengal
Backward Classes Welfare Department
Administrative Buildings
DJ-4, Bidhannagar, Sector-II, Kolkata – 700 091

No. 2976-BCW/MR-167/14 Date: 11.09.2014

From: Atonu Chatterjee
Joint Commissioner, Reservation
Backward Classes Welfare Department

To: The Sub-Divisional Officer
Uluberia, Howrah

Sub: Clarification on issuing Caste Certificate to adopted children of OBC category-thereof.
Ref: Memo No. 199/OBC dated 23rd July, 2014


With reference to above this to intimate that the Government of India’s Memo No. 35/1/72-R.U. (SCT.V) dated 2nd May, 1975 incorporating (in Para-5) the procedure of issuing Caste Certificates to the adopted sons and daughters of different persons belonging to SC/ST category can be applied mutatis mutandis in case of granting of OBC Certificates to the adopted sons and daughters of the parents belonging to OBC category.

In fact the Memo No. 374-TW-EC dated 27th July, 1994 is somewhat explicit in this matter.

The cases of granting Caste Certificate to the adopted children of OBC parents may be dealt with accordingly.

Yours faithfully,

Joint Commissioner, Reservation

No. 2976-BCW dated 11.09.2014

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