Caste Certificate

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

Issuing Authority of Caste Certificates in KMC Area

BCWD, Kolkata Municipal Corporation,

Caste Certificates in respect of Kolkata may be issued by the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and ex-officio Joint Director, Backward Classes Welfare.

Grievance Cell for early Issuance of Caste Certificates


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.

Extension of Time-frame for Issuance of OBC Certificates


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.

Monitoring Issuance of Caste Certificates


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.

Precaution during Issuance of Caste Certificate


Certificate Issuing Authorities is to conduct proper verification before issuance of SC, ST, OBC castes certificates to avoid erroneous issuance.

Competent Authority to Issue SC/ ST Certificates in West Bengal


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.
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