Odisha Caste Certificate
Odisha Caste Certificate
Caste certificate is an essential document that certifies that a person belongs to a particular religion, community and caste. Citizens of Odisha need to obtain a caste certificate to avail the various kinds of facilities offered by the Governments that are targeted at a certain category of persons. Caste certificate is mainly obtained by persons of reserved categories such as Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, Backward Classes to establish their candidature, caste certificate is one of the crucial documents. In this article, we look at the process for obtaining Odisha caste certificate.
Purpose of Obtaining Caste Certificate
As mentioned above, caste certificate mainly helps peoples who belong to the reserved category such as scheduled castes (SC) and schedule tribes (ST) to avail the below-mentioned benefits:
- Caste Certificate has to be provided to obtain the reservation of seats in the Legislatures.
- Caste certificate is essential to get the reservation in all Government Service.
- Waiving off the fees for admission to schools or colleges.
- To avail quotas in educational institutions.
- To avail upper age relaxation limits for applying to specific Government jobs.
- To apply for scholarships.
- For obtaining Government subsidies.
- To register schemes provided by Governments
To avail above-mentioned privileges, the citizen of Odisha who is belonging to an SC/ST must be in possession of a valid Odisha Caste Certificate.
Eligibility criteria to obtain Odisha caste certificate is given below.
- Caste certificate will be provided to a person who is residing in Odisha.
- If the name of the applicant is in the SC/ST, SEBC and OBC list issued by the Government of Odisha, then citizen can apply for caste certificate.
Documents required for applying caste certificate in Odisha is explained in detail below.
- Application Form
- Self Declaration
- Land Pass Book
- Recommendation from Sarpanch/ MLA/ MP
- Voter ID card
- Any other document in support/claim
- Passport Size Photograph
Caste Certificate will be issued within 30 days from the date of application.
Validity of Certificate
Odisha caste certificate is valid for lifetime.
The fee structure for obtaining caste certificate in Odisha is tabulated here.
|Service Charges of the kiosk Operator||Rs.8|
Certificate Output Charges
The Government fees and User charges
Applying for Caste Certificate through CSC
Procedure for applying for Caste certificate through CSC is explained in detail below.
Approach CSC centre
Step 1: Before applying for Caste certificate, check your name in the list issued by the Government of Odisha. You have to visit the nearest CSC centre.
Submit an Application
Step 2: You have to submit an application in prescribed format for Caste certificate at CSC.
Fill the caste application form duly according to the caste category. Separate application forms are available for SC/ST, SEBC and OBC category. Provide the following details in the application form.
- Personal details such as name, gender, DOB, marital status and religion
- Parents Details
- Spouse Details
- Contact Details
- Permanent address
- Details of submitter
- Purpose of obtaining caste certificate
- Land Record Details
- Plot Details
- Caste details – Caste /Tribe details
- Serial number of the Caste in the list of SEBC (if applicable)
We have here with enclosed application form for SC & ST ApplicantsSC ST
Application form For SEBC applicants is reproduced hereSEBC
OBC applicants can use this form for obtaining OBC certificateOBC
Step 3: Submit all supporting documents (refer above) to the CSC service operator. The request for Caste certificate will be forwarded online to the concerned authority, i.e., Tahsildar Municipality Officer or Revenue Mandal Officer.
Note: CSC centre service operator will give a receipt with the Caste certificate application number. The same application number will also be sent to the registered mail ID and mobile number. Keep it safe for future purposes/reference.
Caste Certificate Processing
Step 4: Concerned authority, will process the Caste certificate request online.
Step 5: After downloading all verification and Proceeding documents, the Corresponding officer will take action for issuing Caste certificate.
Caste certificate application status will be updated through SMS. You can also track application status online in Odisha e-District web portal.
Enter caste certificate application number and click on search, application status will be displayed.
Verify Caste Certificate
Once you request for caste certificate is accepted, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number as the application has been approved.
Verify the Caste certificate through Odisha e-District portal by clicking on certificate verification option. Enter the application number.
In case any mistake found, contact CSC centre for making correction caste certificate
Download Caste Certificate
After verification, if Revenue officer approves the request for Caste certificate, Odisha Caste certificate can be downloaded. Revisit CSC centre and provide your application number.
Get digitally signed Caste certificate. It can be used for all purposes as mentioned above.