Meghalaya Income Certificate
Meghalaya Income Certificate
Income certificate is a government document that serves as a proof of income of a person from all sources, which includes the gross annual income of an individual and the entire family. However, certain incomes are not inclusive like family pension, festival allowance, terminal benefits etc. The Government requires the submission of income certificate as evidence for various purposes. Apart from catering the Government’s requirement, the document extends its purpose for other benefits such as availing concessions, tax exemptions, financial aids etc. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a Meghalaya income certificate.
Any resident of Meghalaya who has been employed and requires an income certificate to be produced for any purpose can apply for the document.
Applying for income certificate necessitates the following documents along with the application form.
- Domicile certificate/Residential Proof (EPIC/Voter’s Card of Self/Parent/Guardian, Ration Card)
- Self-Declaration in the prescribed format
- Identity Proof of the applying party (Aadhar, PAN, Passport)
- Salary proof or any other document displaying the income details from Employer
- Affidavit as Proof of Income (in case of non-government employees or self-employed)
- Pension Payment Order (for retired government servants)
- Any other relevant document denoting annual income proof from all sources
Note: While scanning the documents for EPIC, scan both sides and upload as one pdf document. The maximum size of pdf that can be uploaded is 1 MB per document for which the document must be scanned in 75 or 100 DPI. The other documents should be in jpg format. Also, all copies of the document require attestation from the Gazetted Officer.
The processing of income certificate in the state of Meghalaya inculcates a court fee of Rs.25.
Validity in Meghalaya
Income Certificate is valid for 6 months from the date of issue after which the same is required to be renewed. Income Certificate issued for education to Backward Class People can be extended for 5 years.
The competent authorities responsible for the issuance of the certificate are as follows.
For Government employees – the government services issue a payslip to its employees that comprises the details of salary drawn by the same.
For others – Deputy Commissioner, Sub-divisional Officer (civil)
The State of Meghalaya allows its residents to apply for the income certificate in either online or offline mode.
The applicant who opts to apply offline for the certificate should visit the Deputy Commissioner Office where the relevant application form can be obtained. The application form should be properly filled with essential details and must submit along with the prescribed documents to the concerned authority of the Office in-charge for the issuance.
The copy of the application is below, which the applicant can download and fill.
Meghalaya launched the e-district project in 2016 under which the citizens of the state can avail the services with ease and experience a faster delivery of the digitally signed certificate. The online services are made available in three modes.
- Common Services Centers ( CSC )
- Public Facilitation Centers (PFCs) set up at the DC/SDO Office
- Applying online from their respective places by visiting the official website.
Applying through e-District Meghalaya:
Step 1: To apply online, visit the official website of e-district Meghalaya.
Step 2: New User Registration
In case of a new user, click on the “Register” link in the home page of the website which directs to the registration page. Fill in the required details and click on submit button.
Step 3: User Verification
On submitting the form, an activation link will be sent to the e-mail provided by the applicant while registering.
Clicking on the link will direct the applicant to another page where the verification code has to be entered for successful registration.
Step 4: Online Services Login
Now the user can log in with the user id and password to apply for any of the available services.
Step 5: After having logged in successfully, click on the link “Apply for Service” which displays a list of services. Click on Income Certificate to apply for it.
Step 6: Fill in the application form for all the fields marked in *.
Step 7: After filling the form, enter the captcha and click on the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the page. The application reference number will be generated on processing the application form. Preview the form for checking the details entered and proceed by clicking on “Attach Annexure”.
Step 8: Upload Documents
Upload the scanned copies of the documents and additional enclosures in “Others”. Then click on Save Annexure.
Step 9: Payment & Print Application
Pay the Service charge for which the Acknowledgement slip will be generated. The applicant can take the printout of the slip and the application form anytime with the help of Application ID and for future reference.
Incomplete Application Form
The citizen can later login in if he/she has filled the application form until the generation of the application reference number. By clicking “View Status of Application and then View Incomplete Application, the remaining steps can be completed.
The applicant can track the status of the application by clicking the Track Application Status Link on the Home Page.
Select Income Certificate from the drop-down list of services and choose the mode of application. Enter the captcha and click submit to view the status.
The applicant will receive the status of the application via SMS to the registered mobile number.