How to Get a Caste Certificate?

A Caste Certificate is issued to people of various caste categories like OBC, BC, NT, SC, VJ and ST etc. This certificate allows the holder to receive numerous benefits from the Government like jobs and job promotions in Government Organizations, etc.

  • Caste certificate for Scheduled Caste (SC) – issued against a proof of residence since 10-08-1950 or earlier.
  • Caste certificate VT / NT – residence and caste proof since 21-11-1964 or earlier.
  • Caste certificate OBC / SBC – 13-10-1967 or earlier

You can acquire an application form from the Collector’s Office:

  • Mumbai City District – Ground floor of Old Custom House at Fort, Mumbai 400 001
  • Mumbai Suburban District – 10th Floor, Administrative Building, Opp. Chetna College, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051.

 

Timing for submitting applications and collecting the certificates:

  • Applications will be accepted between 10.30 am to 1.00 pm
  • Certificates will be issued between 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

 

Documents Required for a Caste Certificate:

 

Sr. No. Document Qty Req. / Optional Type
1 Application duly signed by the Applicant 1 Required Original
2 Rs. 5 Court Fee Stamp 1 Required
3 Bonafide Certificate/School Leaving Certificate of Candidate. 1 Required Original
4 School leaving Certificate of Parent or Guardian -(e.g. Father, Uncle, Brother, Grand Father, Father’s Sister, Cousin Brother, Cousin Uncle, Cousin Grandfather or Great Grandfather) or Village Form No. 14 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
5 Residence Proof (Ration Card /Rent / Maintenance Receipt / Landline Telephone Bill / Electricity Bill) 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
6 Affidavit in Prescribed Formata) All submitted documents with their details should be mentioned in Affidavit.
b) Any mistake in Name/Surname should be mentioned in detail with reasons in Affidavit.
c) If Caste proof is of Grand Father/Great Grand Father/Cousin Uncle/Cousin Brother/Cousin Grand Father, etc. then Family Tree should be mentioned in Affidavit.
1 Required Original
7 Caste Certificate of Parents i.e. Father/Grandfather/Aunty (Father’s Sister)/Uncle (Blood Relation). Please Note that the Caste Certificate should have been issued by Competent Authority or Caste Validity Certificate issued by Caste Scrutiny Committee/ Village No.14, Service Book relevant page extract copy where caste is mentioned. 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
8 Residential proof for SC-
10-08-1950, for VJ/NT-21-11-1961 & for OBC & SBC- 21-10-1967
1 Required Xerox(Attested)
9 Community Certificate (Samaj Certificate) 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
10 Government Gazette Copy required if there is a change in name. 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
11 For Married Women, Government Gazette, Change Name Copy or Marriage Certificate is required. 1 Required Xerox(Attested)

 

Checklist for Caste Certificate

 

Sr. No. Document Qty Req. / Optional Type
1 Application duly signed by the Applicant 1 Required Original
2 Rs. 5 Court Fee Stamp 1 Required
3 Bonafide Certificate/School Leaving Certificate of Candidate. 1 Required Original
4 School leaving Certificate of Parent or Guardian -(e.g. Father, Uncle, Brother, Grand Father, Father’s Sister, Cousin Brother, Cousin Uncle, Cousin Grandfather or Great Grandfather) or Village Form No. 14 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
5 Ration Card 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
6 Affidavit in Prescribed Formata) All submitted documents with their details should be mentioned in Affidavit.
b) Any mistake in Name/Surname should be mentioned in detail with reasons in Affidavit.
c) If Caste proof is of Grand Father/Great Grand Father/Cousin Uncle/Cousin Brother/Cousin Grand Father, etc. then Family Tree should be mentioned in Affidavit.
1 Required Original
7 Caste Certificate of Parents i.e. Father/Grandfather/Aunty (Father’s Sister)/Uncle (Blood Relation). Please Note that the Caste Certificate should have been issued by Competent Authority or Caste Validity Certificate issued by Caste Scrutiny Committee/ Village No.14, Service Book relevant page extract copy where caste is mentioned. 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
8 Residential proof for SC-
10-08-1950, for VJ/NT-21-11-1961 & for OBC & SBC- 21-10-1967
1 Required Xerox(Attested)
9 Community Certificate (Samaj Certificate) 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
10 Government Gazette Copy required if there is a change in name. 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
11 For Married Women, Government Gazette, Change Name Copy or Marriage Certificate is required. 1 Required Xerox(Attested)
12 Rent / Maintenance Receipt, Telephone Bill (Landline), Electricity Bill 1 Required Xerox(Attested)

Certificates will be issued normally within 15 days after submission of documents.All documents should be attached to application forms that must be signed by applicant. If the applicant is a minor, it should be signed by the Adult guardian.

The Applicant should produce all original documents at the time of submission of Documents.

NOTE: Attestation to be done by SEO / Gazetted Government Officers only

 

The following is a sample Affidavit to obtain a Caste Certificate:

I, Mr / Mrs. __________________________________________, residing at ____________________
__________________________ ___________________________________________an adult, Indian, do hereby declare on solemn affirmation as under:

I say that I am living in Mumbai City, State- Maharashtra, since last ______________ years.

I am making this affidavit to submit it before the concerned authorities to kindly issue CASTE CERTIFICATE, in Mumbai, State- Maharashtra, for ___________________________ purpose on the strength of this affidavit.

I say that I and all my family members residing in the State of Maharashtra since ________ years and belong to the _______________________ caste,which is recognized by the Government as _______________________________________ (Special Backward Class SBC/ Nomadic Tribe NT/ Other Backward Class OBC/Scheduled Caste SC/Scheduled Tribe ST).

I am submitting the attested photocopies (Xerox) of the original relevant documents, which are true and correct. If found false or incorrect, I am liable for legal action under sections 192, 193(1), and 200(A) of IPC.

* I am submitting the attested Photo Copies of the following documents as a Proof of Residence & Caste:-

Sr.No. Name of Document Holder & Particulars of Documents Issuing Authority Relation with the Candidate Date & Document No.

 

I am submitting the above documents to prove the above facts and submit to the concerned authorities of deputy collector, Mumbai City, to enable them to issue a Caste Certificate in the name of ________________________________________________________________________________

Whatever has been stated hereinabove is correct and true.

Solemnly affirmed at Mumbai.

On this date: _________________

Explained and identified by me.

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The following is a sample Affidavit to obtain a Caste Certificate – Scheduled Tribe:

I, Mr / Mrs. __________________________________________, Son / Daughter of Shri___________________________________ ______________, aged___________, having_____________________________ as occupation, residing at ____________________
__________________________ ___________________________________________an adult, Indian, do hereby declare on solemn affirmation as under:

I belong to _________________________________________Sub Caste of the Scheduled Tribes. I belong to ______________________ religion My Native place is _______________________, Tehsil__________________, District______________

I have applied / not applied for Scheduled Tribes Caste Certificate either in Maharashtra or any other State; I have been / not been given Scheduled Tribes Caste Certificate.

No Relative on my Father’s side has been given / denied Scheduled Tribes Caste Certificate either in Maharashtra or any other State.

Validity Certificate given to the following close relative / s on my Father’s side has been attached:

1) _______________________________________________________________
2) _______________________________________________________________

The above are ______________________________ to me by relation

Whatever has been stated hereinabove is correct and true.

Solemnly affirmed at Mumbai.

On this date: _________________

Explained and identified by me.

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Source: This information was obtained from http://mumbaicitysetu.org/

 

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