Sikkim Income Certificate
Sikkim Income Certificate
Income certificate is a legal document that states the different source of income of any individual in the state. Sikkim income certificate is issued by the Department of Revenue to avail the various schemes launched by the State Government. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a Sikkim income certificate in detail.
Purpose of Income Certificate
The purpose of the income certificate is to avail the benefits are below:
- To prove an individual’s annual income for an official or legal purpose.
- For receiving the Governments pensions, income certificate has to be produced.
- Income certificate needs to be submitted to obtain certain subsidies and schemes introduced by the Sikkim Government.
- To obtain a loan from banks and scholarship for eligible students.
- To utilise tax exemption at the time of property purchase or any other service.
Any person who is a resident and salaried employee of Sikkim state are eligible to apply for Sikkim income certificate.
The applicant can apply for income certificate in Sikkim without remitting any fee for the application.
To apply for income certificate in Sikkim, furnish the following documents along with the application:
- Identity proof: Voter card, Aadhaar card, PAN card.
- Address proof: Ration card, electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill, driving license.
- Birthdate proof: School leaving certificate, birth certificate.
- Self-declaration certificate.
- Salary slip, if employed.
- Income details from all sources.
- Any other documents related to income, optional.
Issuance of Income Certificate
The respective department for the issuance of income certificate in Sikkim is the Land Revenue and Disaster Management and the concerned authority is the Sub Divisional Magistrate.
To register for income certificate under Sikkim Government, the applicant must be a registered user of the Sikkim State portal to access the E-form.
Registration of State Portal
Step 1: Visit the official website of Sikkim State portal that offers online services for the income certificate and clicks on ‘How to apply’.
Step 2: In the case of a new user, click New User which directs to the registration page.
Step 3: Provide essential details, such as Login details, Residential details, and security question. Enter the captcha and click submit. With the registered username and password proceed with the application.
Step 4: If already registered, click, Registered User. The login page appears. Enter the username and password that directs to the list of services. Select the income certificate.
Step 5: It is required to click on the “Offline” link for filling the form Offline or “Online” link for filling the form Online.
Step 6: To fill the form in Offline mode, a zip file will be downloaded by clicking the “Offline” button. Unzip the zipped file, and then fill the details in the form that can be opened by double-clicking this file.
In offline mode, the User can save the details and fetch the data whenever required. The applicant can assign a security key to secure the details entered so that the form cannot be opened or edited unless the security key is provided.
Offline forms can be submitted only when the applicant comes online. After checking all details, the applicant has to enter the State Portal of Sikkim by entering the login id and password to submit the form.
Step 7: Online e-form allows the applicant to fill out the form online at once and submit it after validating it.
Step 8: After filling the e-form in either mode, a transaction id will be generated, which can be used for future references or tracking the application status. Any further communication with Department Authorities regarding the e-form requires the transaction id.
Step 9: Also, a print-out of the form can also be taken, if needed, by clicking the print button on the e-from.
Note: Once submitted, the application form will be verified by the concerned authority, and the income certificate will be issued within 15 working days from the date of application.