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Guidelines for issuance of SC/ST/OBC certificates. Application Form for SC/ST/OBC certificate. View Status Online from: http://castcertificatewb.gov.in/

BCWD

Apply for Amended OBC Certificate for new Categorization

October 12, 2021

OBC certificate holder is required to apply for the amended certificate in plain paper along with original OBC certificate and attested documentary proof in support of non-creamy layer status.

BCWD

Online Duplicate SC/ST Certificate in case of Loss or Damage

October 12, 2021

SC/ST certificate holder may obtain online duplicate SC/ST certificate in the event of loss or damage of the original Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe certificate from authority.

BCWD

Attestation is Mandatory while seeking SC/ST/OBC Certificate

July 3, 2022

BCWD will accept self-attested documents in all cases except for proving the permanent residential status of applicants seeking SC/ST/OBC certificates where photocopies are to be attested by Group A/B officers.

BCWD

Authority to Issue Caste Certificate for Admission in School

July 29, 2022

A Member/Pradhan of a Gram Panchayat, Member/Sabhapati of Panchayat Samity, Member of Zilla Parishad, Commissioner of Municipality, Councillor/Chairman/Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Member of State Legislature, Member of Parliament, and any Group ‘A’ Officer of State Government.

BCWD

Issuing Caste Certificate to Adopted Children of OBC Category

July 3, 2022

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.

BCWD

Producing Caste Identification Certificate while in UR Service

December 7, 2021

The caste status of an incumbent will be considered on and from the date on which he/she officially produces the caste identification certificate before the appointing authority.

BCWD

Issue of Fresh OBC Certificates on surrender of Old Original

April 8, 2022

Issuing authority may issue fresh OBC certificates on surrender of the Original by the holders of Old Certificates for revalidation mentioning Category-A or Category-B till 31st December, 2014.

BCWD

Stipulated Time Limit for Issuance of Caste Certificates

August 24, 2022

Stipulated time limit of providing the service of Issuance of Caste Certificates to SC/ST/OBC is 4 (four) weeks from the date of submission of application.

BCWD

Caste Certificate through Camp in Schools, Colleges etc.

March 29, 2022

The district authorities have been requested to adopt camp approach in all the schools, colleges and educational institutions for issuance of caste certificates so that no student is deprived of scholarship for want of caste certificate.

BCWD

Recommending Authority of Caste Certificates in Kolkata

April 8, 2022

In terms of Rule 7A of the West Bengal Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Identification) Rules, 1995, the Backward Classes welfare Officer, Kolkata will act as recommending authority in respect of the issuance of Caste certificates for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in Kolkata.

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