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Gujarat Caste Certificate
The government grants caste certificate to certify officially that a person belongs to a specific caste or community under the constitution of India. Caste certificate (SC/ST) is issued by the respective State Governments to its residents belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward community. Therefore, it is recommended that people belonging to such caste obtain a caste certificate to take benefit of reservations provided by the government. In this article, we look at the application procedure for obtaining Gujarat caste certificate in detail.
Purpose of the Certificate
Any individual reserved under the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe category can apply for a caste certificate and should obtain the caste certificate for various purposes. Some of the purposes are mentioned below.
Caste certificate is important for students to avail seats under reserved quotas in certain educational institutions and Government entities.
A caste certificate is required for fee concessions in schools / colleges.
To benefit from scholarships provided by the Government.
Government requires a caste certificate to disburse subsidies for special reservations.
In terms of employment, caste certificate is obligatory for job seekers, who apply for Government jobs as appointments under reserved quotas.
To apply for schemes implemented by the Government exclusively for the underprivileged, caste certificate is necessary.
Caste Certificate must be provided to reserve seats in the Legislatures.
- The eligibility criteria for a person to obtain caste certificate from Gujarat are mentioned below.
- The applicant should be a citizen of India.
Applicant should be a permanent resident of the state for a minimum period of five years to obtain a caste certificate in Gujarat.
The name of the applicant should be in the SC/ST, SEBC and OBC list issued by the Government of Gujarat to apply for caste certificate.
The following documents are required to apply for the caste certificate in Gujarat. The mentioned documents must be attached along with the application form when applying offline while online application requires scanned copies of the same.
- Proof of residence – Ration Card, True Copy of Election Card
- Proof of Identity – Driving License, PAN Card
- Proof of Caste
- Certificate of caste of family member with Pedhinamu (Family Tree issued by Talati)
- True copy of certificate of caste given by sarpanch/patvari(Talati) cum mantri of the Gram Panchayat
- True copy of certificate of caste given by head of Nagarpalika/Chief Officer
- Relationship Proof – affidavit of the person
- Passport size photograph.
- Concerned Authority
For an urban area, concerned Zonal officer is responsible for the issuance and verification of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe certificate in the state of Gujarat.
For a rural area, concerned Mamlatdar (Head of Taluka) is responsible for the issuance and verification of Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe certificate in the state of Gujarat.
The Government of Gujarat has extended the validity of caste certificate issued to its citizens for three years.
The fee to obtain a caste certificate in Gujarat is Rs.20.
The concerned authority will issue the caste certificate within 1 day from the submission of application.
The person applying for the caste certificate can apply in either online or offline mode.
Offline Application Process
Step 1: The applicant should visit the Mamlatdar/Talati or Jan Seva Kendra office and collect the application form.
The applicant can also download the application form from the copy provided below.