West Bengal Caste Certificate

West Bengal Caste Certificate

Jun 22, 2024

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In India, the caste system dates back to the arrival of the Aryans around 1500 BC. In West Bengal, the primary caste groups are Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Other Backward Class (OBC).

If you wish to apply for a caste certificate for any of these groups, you need to submit an application along with the relevant documents. Here’s how you can apply for and check the status of your caste certificate application in West Bengal.

How to Check the Status of a Caste Certificate Application Online

To check the status of your caste certificate application online, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website for West Bengal caste certificates: castcertificatewb.gov.in

  2. Click on the ‘Check Certificate’ link.

  3. On the new page, enter the certificate number and other required details, such as:

    • Issuing authority

    • Name

    • Date

    • Old certificate number

    • Issuing year

  4. Click on ‘Search.’

  5. The caste certificate information will be displayed on the page.

  6. Check the status and other details.

  7. Print a copy of the page for reference.

Documents Needed to Check SC, ST, or OBC Caste Certificate Status

To check the status of your caste certificate, you need the following documents:

  • New certificate number

  • Old certificate number

  • Issuing year

  • Issuing authority

  • Name

  • Date of issuance

  • Caste certificate application number (required to check the application status online at castcertificatewb.gov.in)

How to Apply for a SC, ST, or OBC Certificate

To apply for a caste certificate, follow these steps:

  1. Select the district you are applying for.

  2. Select the sub-division.

  3. Choose the municipality or block.

  4. Select the appropriate name from the list.

  5. Choose the category (SC, ST, or OBC) for which you need the certificate.

  6. Select the applicable caste, tribe, or community from the list.

  7. Enter the applicant’s name and father’s name.

  8. Enter the applicant’s mobile number and email address.

  9. Enter the applicant’s Aadhar card number and date of birth.

  10. Select the district and police station from the list.

  11. Enter the name of the village or city where the applicant was born.

After completing the above steps, follow these instructions to specify your address:

  1. Click the ‘Get PS’ button after choosing the district.

  2. Select the police station of your district.

  3. Enter the General Practitioner’s or Ward Number.

  4. Enter your village, para, house number, or road number.

  5. Enter the post office name in your locality.

  6. Enter the pin code.

  7. Ensure that the provided address matches your permanent address.

Additional Details Required

  1. Select the applicant’s religion.

  2. Select the gender.

  3. Provide information on the paternal blood relation if necessary.

  4. Enter the certificate holder’s name who is related to the applicant.

  5. Specify the relationship with the certificate holder.

  6. Enter the certificate number and issuance date of the certificate holder.

  7. Select the issuing authority.

  8. Enter the referee names and addresses (Referee I and Referee II).

  9. Indicate if the applicant or their family is native to another state or country.

  10. Provide migration details if applicable.

  11. Click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button.

Make sure to preview your application before submitting it.

In India, the caste system dates back to the arrival of the Aryans around 1500 BC. In West Bengal, the primary caste groups are Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and Other Backward Class (OBC).

If you wish to apply for a caste certificate for any of these groups, you need to submit an application along with the relevant documents. Here’s how you can apply for and check the status of your caste certificate application in West Bengal.

How to Check the Status of a Caste Certificate Application Online

To check the status of your caste certificate application online, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website for West Bengal caste certificates: castcertificatewb.gov.in

  2. Click on the ‘Check Certificate’ link.

  3. On the new page, enter the certificate number and other required details, such as:

    • Issuing authority

    • Name

    • Date

    • Old certificate number

    • Issuing year

  4. Click on ‘Search.’

  5. The caste certificate information will be displayed on the page.

  6. Check the status and other details.

  7. Print a copy of the page for reference.

Documents Needed to Check SC, ST, or OBC Caste Certificate Status

To check the status of your caste certificate, you need the following documents:

  • New certificate number

  • Old certificate number

  • Issuing year

  • Issuing authority

  • Name

  • Date of issuance

  • Caste certificate application number (required to check the application status online at castcertificatewb.gov.in)

How to Apply for a SC, ST, or OBC Certificate

To apply for a caste certificate, follow these steps:

  1. Select the district you are applying for.

  2. Select the sub-division.

  3. Choose the municipality or block.

  4. Select the appropriate name from the list.

  5. Choose the category (SC, ST, or OBC) for which you need the certificate.

  6. Select the applicable caste, tribe, or community from the list.

  7. Enter the applicant’s name and father’s name.

  8. Enter the applicant’s mobile number and email address.

  9. Enter the applicant’s Aadhar card number and date of birth.

  10. Select the district and police station from the list.

  11. Enter the name of the village or city where the applicant was born.

After completing the above steps, follow these instructions to specify your address:

  1. Click the ‘Get PS’ button after choosing the district.

  2. Select the police station of your district.

  3. Enter the General Practitioner’s or Ward Number.

  4. Enter your village, para, house number, or road number.

  5. Enter the post office name in your locality.

  6. Enter the pin code.

  7. Ensure that the provided address matches your permanent address.

Additional Details Required

  1. Select the applicant’s religion.

  2. Select the gender.

  3. Provide information on the paternal blood relation if necessary.

  4. Enter the certificate holder’s name who is related to the applicant.

  5. Specify the relationship with the certificate holder.

  6. Enter the certificate number and issuance date of the certificate holder.

  7. Select the issuing authority.

  8. Enter the referee names and addresses (Referee I and Referee II).

  9. Indicate if the applicant or their family is native to another state or country.

  10. Provide migration details if applicable.

  11. Click on the ‘Save and Continue’ button.

Make sure to preview your application before submitting it.

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