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