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Odisha Non-Creamy Layer Certificate


Odisha Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

Caste certificate is a legal document that an individual possesses as proof of belonging to a certain caste. Under the constitution of India, the caste system includes reserved categories such as SC, ST, OBC and General Category. Based on the annual income of the family the Other Backward Class (OBC) is sub-categorized as Creamy Layer and Non-Creamy Layer. In this article, we look into the aspects of Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) certificate and the procedure for obtaining the Odisha Non-Cream layer certificate in detail.

Creamy vs Non-Creamy Layer

The concept of Creamy Layer was introduced to distribute the benefits of reservation equally to the weaker section of the Backward Class compared to those whose social and economic status is ahead of the previous. This was done to uplift the underprivileged group among the same Backward Class.

The Non-Creamy layer is otherwise called as OBC (Other Backward Class) and the Creamy Layer is treated equally as General Category. Therefore, the creamy layer is not applicable for any of the benefits of the reserved category. The categories are differentiated based on the annual income earned by the parents that include salary as well as other forms of income. Those people of the Backward Class whose annual income exceeds Rs.8 Lakhs fall under the Creamy Layer while those whose annual income is less than Rs.8 Lakhs belong to Non-Creamy Layer.

Benefits of Non-Creamy Layer

Those belonging to the Non-Creamy Layer are eligible for all the benefits that are available for the OBC category, unlike the Creamy Layer.

Compared to the Creamy-Layer, Non-Creamy Layer section has better access to education, employment and sponsors of the government.

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Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should fulfil the following conditions of eligibility to get the Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) Certificate in the State of Odisha.

  1. The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  2. The applicant should be a permanent resident of Odisha.
  3. The applicant is eligible if he/she belongs to the recognized community, i.e. must belong to the OBC category.
  4. The annual income of the applicant’s family or the annual income of the applicant’s parents should not exceed Rs.8 Lakhs including the income from other sources (Land, property, business). However, the agricultural income is not included under consideration.

Documents Required

The documents mentioned below must be enclosed along with application form while applying while the same should be scanned for online application.

  • Proof of Identity (Ration Card, Voter ID)
  • Permanent resident certificate or any other proof of residency
  • Proof of Community of the applicant or of the parent’s – OBC/MOBC certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Income certificate from controlling authority
  • Income certificate of parents from the Circle Officer if they are agriculturists/ Treasury Officer if retired salaried persons.
  • Record of Right (ROR) / Land Pass Book (for the property)
  • Affidavit / Self-declaration
  • Passport size Photograph.

Note: Recommendation from Sarpanch/ MLA/ MP is accepted if any of the documents are not available.

Service Charges

The applicant should pay Rs.30 as Government fee for processing the application.

The online application includes the following charges.

Issuance of Income Certificate


1 Service Charges of the kiosk Operator Rs.8.00
2 Printing Charges Rs.10.00
3 Scanning Charges Rs.5.00
4 Certificate OutputCharges Rs.10.00
5 DeGS charges Rs.2.00
6 The Government fees and User charges Rs.30.00


There is no fixed period for the validity of Non-Creamy Layer certificate. Currently, the certificate issued by the authority is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance.

Application Process

The State of Odisha accepts application in both offline and online mode.

Offline Process:

The applicant can visit any nearby CSC / facilitation centre and can acquire the application form. Attach the documents along with the application and submit to the operator of the CSC or the facilitation centre after affixing the photograph.

The applicant can also download the form from the copy provided below.

 Odisha OBC (Non Creamy Layer Certificate)

Online Process:

Step 1: To apply online for the Odisha domicile certificate, visit the official website E- District Odisha.

Step 2: From the available links, Click application forms.

Step 3: Select the OBC certificate from the list of certificates after which the required application form will be displayed.


Step 4: Fill out the form with essential details, upload the scanned copies of the documents and click Submit after verifying. The application form includes details such as-

  • Personal details
  • Parent’s details
  • Spouse details
  • Contact details
  • Permanent address
  • Submitter details
  • Present address
  • Land records details
  • Plot details
  • Purpose

Step 5: Print the application slip and make a note of the application number to track the status of the application in future.

Application Status

The status of the application can be tracked online by clicking the link application status on the home page of the official website. Enter the application reference number and click enter.


Certificate Verification

The applicant can verify the certificate for its correctness after being approved by the concerned authority. The verified certificate can be downloaded and printed for the required purpose.