West Bengal Caste Certificate

west bengal caste certificate: In this article we are going to discuss Caste Certificate with reference to West Bengal. Caste Certificate is a certificate issued by respective government authorities which specifies that a particular person belongs to some specific caste and category (Unreserved, Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste, Other Backward Classes etc). 

Caste Certificate is necessary because in most of the government issued facilities, Jobs, admissions in government schools, ration facilities and other opportunities caste certificate is demanded for receiving relaxation and exemptions. 

west bengal caste certificate

Caste Certificate is necessary in many perspectives because it clarifies the category and caste of each person. Secondly caste certificate is aimed to provide good service and facilities to the backward and marginalized castes. 

Not only in West Bengal, nearly in all states marginalized classes resided there. These marginalized classes are prior to getting some relaxation and exemptions so that they do not feel inferior to majority classes. This works on the principle of Reservation to bring  them nearly equal to all. 

How to get Caste Certificate 

There are both online and offline ways to get caste certificates. 

Offline Way

First of all you need to check at local concerned offices of the area, if there are not such offices of issuing caste certificates then visit the office of SDM(Sub-Divisional Magistrate) or of the Tehsil or Revenue Department. 

There you will be provided a form in which basic details you are needed to provide correctly. After filling details, submit that form back from where you got that. Your form details will be cross checked by the related authorities and liable personnel and they will undergo a verification of your status which is usually done by Lekhpal or a person of Tehsil. 

After the successful verification your caste certificate will be issued. 

Online Way

In today’s world, online methods are also available for applying for a caste certificate. 

  • First of all visit the Official Site of West Bengal for Caste Certificate.
  • Here you will see Application forms for different caste categories like SC/ST/OBC/General etc
  • Click on the category for which you  are eligible. 
  • Click on new Applicant
  • Login using your ID and password
  • If you don’t have a login ID means you are new to this website then please go for new registration. 
  • After registration proceed with basic details filling as asked by the website
  • After successfully filling in your details you will be given an application number or enrollment number through which you can keep an eye on the procedure of completion of verification and dispatch of Caste Certificate. 

In either offline or online method verification is done strictly by the concerned department personnels. It takes nearly 25 to 35 days for its official procedures including verification and all. But the online method saves time a little bit and it is convenient too. 

Documents required for enrollment for Caste Certificate 

Any of the following documents for Identity Proof

  • Aadhar Card 
  • Driving License 
  • Voter ID
  • Passport 
  • PAN Card (Etc) 

Any of the following document for Address Proof

  • Aadhar Card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport 
  • Electricity Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Telephone Bill
  • Ration Card
  • Rent Receipt (Etc) 

Proof of Caste or Blood Relative

Your parents Caste Certificate can be attached in support of your Application to prove that you are from a particular caste and category. 

Else you need to produce government issued documents or bills mentioning the caste in particular. 


This is all about Caste Certificate with Reference to West Bengal but this process is nearly similar in other states also. 

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