A long history of the caste system in India has led to discrimination and inequality. As a step towards bringing back equality for all, marginalised people are offered a special reservation. The caste certificate acts as proof of a person belonging to a certain caste, providing support to those who need special attention to development.
Different processes require different kinds of documents. So, let’s find the ones you need.
The caste certificate can be helpful as an identity proof for employment in the reserved category, school/college admissions, scholarships, government subsidies in self-employment schemes, etc.
You can get your caste certificate by visiting the nearest Tehsil, District Magistrate, or registrar in the Revenue Department in person. Alternatively, you can also apply online. For the application, you will be required to submit your identity/address proof, an affidavit for the caste certificate, and you may also need your father’s caste certificate.
The process takes 2-3 weeks to be completed across all states. After completion, the certificate can be collected from the same place you applied. In the case of an online application, it can be downloaded directly from the portal.
Yes, you can get information update/corrected on your certificate in-person or online.
Unfortunately, there are no alternatives to the Caste Certificate.
You first need to file a report with the police. Once done, you can submit a copy of the report along with an affidavit and address/identity proof at your nearest Tehsil, District Magistrate’s office, or Revenue Department. They can then issue a duplicate copy of your Caste Certificate.