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.
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/
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.
Caste Certificates in respect of Kolkata may be issued by the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and ex-officio Joint Director, Backward Classes Welfare.
The Grievance Cell will meet the queries and clarifications for early issuance of caste certificates to the applicants who are willing to file nominations in the ensuing General Election to Panchayats.
Last date for issuance of OBC certificates has been extended to 31st December, 2013. Fresh certificates on surrender of the original certificates by the holders or old certificates may be revalidated mentioning Category-A or Category-B.
Time frame has been reduced from eight weeks to four weeks by amending Rule 7D (12) of the West Bengal Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Identification) Rules 1995.