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West Bengal Income Certificate


West Bengal Income Certificate

Income certificate is an essential legal document which serves as a proof of an individual annual income earned from all source. In West Bengal, income certificate is issued by the Sub Divisional Officer. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a West Bengal income certificate in detail.

Purpose of Obtaining Income Certificate

Income certificate serves the following purposes:

  • Income certificate is necessary for claiming scholarship and also for admissions in schools.
  • Income certificate is mandatory to avail subsidy from the State Government.
  • Income Certificate helps to obtain loans in banks.
  • Income certificate needs to be produced to avail tax exemption at the time of property purchase or any other service.

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual who is employed and a resident of West Bengal state is eligible to apply for an income certificate in West Bengal.

Documents Required

Furnish the following documents along with the application form.

Residential Proof: Residential Certificate issued by S.D.O/Aadhar card/Passport/Driving License/Ration Card/Government identity card/ Defense identity card/PAN Card.

Income Proof: Salary certificate, Income proof from Gram Pradhan/ Municipality Councilor, income tax return acknowledgement.

Photograph: Applicant passport size photograph.

Fee Details

Applicants can apply for income certificate without remitting any fee for it. The concerned authority will issue the income certificate within seven working days from the date of application. Income certificate is valid for three months, and hence one needs to apply for renewal after the completion of valid date.

Online Application Procedure

To register for income certificate, follow the steps specified below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of West Bengal Government.

Step 2: The applicant has to login into the portal to apply for an income certificate.


Step 3: Click on “Certificate” option under e-District services and then select “Income Certificate”.


Step 4: Then, the instruction and requirements for the income certificate will be displayed. Click on the “Apply” button.


Step 5: The application form for income certificate will appear on the screen. Fill the form with mentioned details.


Step 6: Attach your scanned documents and click on “Save” to submit your application.


Note: Once the application has been saved successfully, the applicant receives an acknowledgement number to view the status of the applicant.

Download Income Certificate

Follow the steps below to download the income certificate:

Step 1: Visit the website mentioned above to view the status of the application form.

Step 2: Click on “Approved Application” on the home page of the portal.


Step 3: Select the service name (Income Certificate) from the list of approved applications.

Step 4: Now click on your specific application by providing your acknowledgement number. And download your income certificate from the next page.

Note: If the applicant does not receive the income certificate, then the applicant must visit the Sub Divisional Office and apply in person.