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West Bengal - Apply for Caste Validity Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

‘’A Caste Validity certificate is a proof that your caste certificate is not dubious or inaccurate.’’

Apply In-Person

  1. In order to obtain caste validity certificate, applicant shall go to the respective Thasil / Revenue / Block Office OR the respective office of “Backward Classes Welfare Department”as applicable.
  2. Link for contact details :Panchayat AND Contact link1 AND Contact Link2
  3. Application form can be obtained from the office while applicant visits. OR Applicant shall write an application on a A4 paper.
  4. Submit the completed application form along with required documents to the respective authority.
  5. Authorities after checking the attached documents and details submitted, will process for issuing the certificate.
  6. Duly stamped, signed Certificate will be issued as per notified period.



Apply Online

  1. Use the following link to reach online portal link
  2. In the new screen select “For existing caste certificate and applications (OSCAR)” tab at the bottom.
  3. User will reach new page. Here select “View certificate details” option on the left part of the screen under citizen corner.
  4. Please complete the screen prompts with appropriate details. Click the “Search” button to retrieve the data.
  5. Verify the certificate details.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form:
  • Self declaration from the applicant.
  • Aadhar card
  • Caste certificate
  • Self declaration (as applicable)
  • Father's caste certificate. (If not available then provide ‘no caste certificate’ on bond paper as advised)
  • Caste validity certificate of relatives. ( if already caste certificate verified is available.)
  • 1950′s proofs of caste for SC/NT,1953′s proofs of caste for ST/NT[A/B/C/D],1967′s proofs for OBC/SBC/EBC.(if available from ancestors)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipal Service Commission,
149, ACHARYA JAGADISH CHANDRA BOSE ROAD
KOLKATA - 700 014
ENQUIRY NO. - 033 2286 0052
Contact Link: link

Backward Classes Welfare Department,
DJ-4, Sector-II, Administrative Building, SDO Bidhannagar,
4th,Floor, Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091
Phone: (033) 2230-8237

Link for Contacts: link

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Eligibility[edit]

  • Applicant should have a valid caste certificate.
  • Applicant must be an Indian citizen.
  • Applicant must be residing in the state.

Fees[edit]

  • Please pay as authorities quote while applying.
  • For online, please pay as per prompt while processing (if applicable).

Validity[edit]

  • Usually caste certificate is valid for entire life
  • Validity certificate will be valid for the mentioned period of time on the certificate

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Usually it’s a one day process.
  • If in case of any delay in issuance, applicant will get the certificate as per notified period.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

  1. Name of the Applicant
  2. Father/Husbands Name
  3. Sex (M/F)
  4. Residential Address
  5. School Leaving Certificate / Transfer Certificate(Copy to be enclosed)
  6. Details of Community Certificate of Parents
  7. Details of School Certificates of Parents
  8. Date of application


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Need for the Document[edit]

  • Community Certificate is also known as caste certificate. Community certificate is a legal proof of community that the person to whom it is being issued belongs to reserved community like scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward classes.
  • Caste certificate is an important certificate to avail certain benefits provided by Government for the socially backward communities in education and employment opportunities for their betterment.
  • Students especially require the caste certificates to secure their seat in institution and validity certificate will be required to prove the authenticity.
  • This is valid for securing admission in all Educational Institutions and other professional institutions and also for employment.

Information which might help[edit]

  • An individual cannot change his / her caste once he/she issued the caste certificate. However, while converting into another religion, the class may change necessitating a new caste/community certificate.


NOTE : It is a punishable offense to try with fraudulent documents to get a community certificate


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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Others[edit]

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