caste certificate in WB West Bengal process online application


A Caste Certificate is the important  proof of individual’s belonging to a particular caste, such as  ‘Scheduled Castes Tribe, Or Other Backward Caste’, as it is already specified in the Indian Constitution. This  initiative  was implemented by the Indian  Government with the great the opinion that the  Scheduled Castes and Tribes are also deserves and need special encouragement and opportunities / privileges to progress at the same pace as the rest of the citizens have in terms of education and govt service etc,.

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As the main part of the Indian system of Protective Discrimination, the various special privileges are allotted to these category of applicants, such as

  • To reserves the seats in the Legislatures and in the Government Service,
  • To waiving off a part or the whole part of the school, educational institute, college for admission.
  • To have special quotas in educational institutions
    To avail relaxation of upper age limits for applying to the govt. jobs, scholarships , etc.

If any citizen wish to avail these facilities and special privileges, then  a citizen must belonging to a Scheduled Caste and must be in possession of a valid Caste Certificate which is issued by the local authorities such as :

  1. Sub Divisional Magistrate
  2. District Tehsildar Office

Eligibility Criteria to Avail the Caste Certificate in West Bengal

  1. If an  applicant wants to obtain the caste certificate in his/her state then he/she must be a citizen of India.
  2. An applicant is must a permanent resident of West Bengal for a specific period of time..
  3. An applicant is a local resident at the address where he/she is currently residing.
  4. Applicant must belongs to the above mentioned community or caste / tribe.
  5. Applicant must show his/her identity.
  6. As per the rules of  Government of India, a person belonging to the SC/ST category can only claim such benefits from the state he/she originates.

Process to Obtain the Certificate

As you all know that Caste Certificates has been issued to only  SC/ST people in according to the provision of the West Bengal Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, 1994 and the West Bengal SC and ST Rules, 1995. Here we are providing you some important points to know more about the online application procedure:

  1. First you are required to get the application form through online or from the local office of your City/Town/Village, of the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) office or department.
  2. And if your application is made online through the official website  then you will be able  to download the application form  copies and just need to fill it with the prescribed format and get an acknowledgement slip and receipt number.
  3. The application  form must signed by the applicant and submitted safely along with the important documents.
  4. For this you will also need the recommendation letter which will be from the  District Welfare Officer, Kolkata.


Documents required

Here we are providing you the list of important documents which are needed at the time of obtaining the caste certificate in WB:

  • Copy of Ration card or Voters ID-Card
  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Caste Certificate of parent(s)
  • Any Government documents proving citizenship
  • Copy of Land or land tax receipt.
  • Any Govt. Document which states that you are the permanent resident.
  • Rent receipt (if any)
  • BPL Card.(if have)
  • Recent paid Water,Telephone or Electricity Bill.

All the documents copies should be attested by any gazatted officer. There is no restriction of age for applying for a Caste Certificate and also there will be no fees will be charged from any applicant.

You can do various thing online which are following

Application for SC/ST/OBC Certificate:
View Status Of Application:
View Certificate Details:
Reprint Application/Acknowledgement Slip:
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  1. Reena Sharma says

    I was living in Jharkhand, Dumka, but presently I am living in West Bengal as I got marraige in West Bengal. and I want to avail OBC Certificate from WB. OBC Certificate is avail by my family and also my husband.
    Can I avail OBC certificate from WB?

  2. ARIF IQBAL says

    actually i have already get my OBC certificate of OBC-A (SEKH).But actually i dnt have any knowledge sub caste that comes under OBC-A in central list,so right now i come to know that my OBC is valid only in west bengal as it not in central list.So now i want to change my caste from SEKH to NASHYA SEKH.So is it possible plaese reply ….

  3. swapna Das says

    Dear Sir,
    How my application status. Application No. SCWB17012014/14593
    Please reply.

  4. Dawa Dhendup lama says

    Sir. I would like to in from I m in class nine so next year I need st so for that what to do ….

  5. BITAN BISWAS says

    How my application status. Application No. SCWB17012014/14593
    Please reply.

  6. BITAN BISWAS says

    How my application status. Application No. SCWB10042014/17586
    Please reply.

  7. BITAN BISWAS says

    Dear sir How my application status. Application No. SCWB10042014/17586 R SCWB17012014/14593 ATA VUL.

    Please reply.

  8. Somnath Mandal says

    I want to know that what is the minimum age of the applicant for Schedule caste category certificate?plz. reply……..

  9. RAJ MONDAL says

    DEAR Sir,
    How my application status. Application No.OBCWB11042013/11903
    WHY DO’T FOR S.D.O LAVEL plz. reply……..

    1. Santosh Routh says

      DEAR Sir,
      How my application status. Application No.scwb17012015/4060
      WHY DO’T FOR S.D.O LAVEL plz. reply……..

  10. Santosh Routh says

    Dear sir How my application status. Application No. SCWB17012015/4060. WHY DO’T FOR S.D.O LAVEL plz. reply……..

  11. Santosh Routh says

    DEAR Sir,
    How my application status. Application No.SCWB17012015/4060. WHY DO’T FOR S.D.O LAVEL plz. reply……..

  12. Santosh Routh says

    I am methor caste and my family not a caste certificate I am New apply caste certificate plz sir kitne din lagnge plz Sir reply…..

  13. Santosh Routh says

    I AM METHOR CASTE AND MY FAMILY NOT A CASTE CERTIFICATE. I am New apply caste.plz Sir kitne din ka samya lagta hy.DEAR Sir,
    How my application status. Application No.SCWB17012015/4060. WHY DO’T FOR S.D.O LAVEL plz. reply……..

    1. Santosh Routh says

      Plz sir reply

  14. Santosh Routh says

    Plz sir reply

  15. Dipankar Mondal says

    Myself Dipankar Mondal old Caste Certificate holder. Certificate No. 7576 and issuing date-25/04/1997. But It’s details is not available online. And the certificate has been damaged. I want to make new one. Advice me.

  16. Dipankar Mondal says

    Online application is not accessed due to unable to input in the DOB column. Is there any problem from my side or departmental?

  17. ZIARUL ALI says

    Aplication id-WB03021585200

  18. Manish choudhary says

    Dear sir
    mere paas 1950 Ka koi document nhi hau par 1975 Ka hai jo mere grandfather ke naam par ek document hai west bengal ka fir vi mere document sumitte nhi kiye h tresury building me why?
    mai first jenration se bana raha hue or nai magistrate se vi kuch document raddy kiya magar koi laabh nhi hueaa aakhir kyu sr iska kya mtlab jiske paas nhi h koi relation ship me to uska nhi hoga kya aakhir aesa kyu sr please sir reply me answer

  19. Saju sekh says

    obc certificate

  20. Saju sekh says

    Obc certificate find

  21. sahin says

    obc card,check status kon website

  22. sourabh prosad says

    how to make caste certificate in west bangle?

  23. sweta ghosh says this website is not opening. i cant edit my application

  24. Bahadur Mandi says

    Village-Majurnacha.p.o-Ghoshkira.District -Paschim medini

  25. Anonymous says

    how to make caste certificate in west Bangle?



  27. Mausham shaw says

    I have my grand father sc certificate, is it necessary to submit fifty year residential document . Please reply as soon as possible

  28. Srabanti kar says

    I fill up my and sister application form for sc certificate in online..
    but after fill up there another page is open…that is “login page”. but i don’t know what is the user name and password. because there are no sing up i never found in the BCW DEPARTMENT page. so kindly please help me. and tell me where i find the user name and password.??

  29. Biswajit sarkar says

    Biswajit sarkar
    charerbari dhowlaguri jalpaiguri

  30. Biswajit sarkar says


  31. Probal says

    If someone wants to apply for first time and his parents do not have Copy of Caste Certificate of parent(s). His parents never applied for. Then what should be the step ?

  32. Anonymous says

    i am wanted to know my obc application status .OBCWB07052015/3877

  33. subrata sarkar says

    dear sir,
    i was applying for obc-b(chasatti-chasa) on 13/10/2015 at BDO beldanga, SDO berhampore, murshidabad. But till now i dnt get the certificate. Even in my family have certificate holder. I am a post graduate & my age also knocking the door. I’ve need it immedietly.. So, plz give me some right way to get it quick..
    Application no- obcwb07052015/29018

  34. somnath modak says

    sir i applay for the obc certificate in 2013 application no obcwb09032013/4096

  35. sukanta roy says

    palze sir contark me.. 09832625509

  36. sanjay halder says

    my permanent resident in 24 parganas south but sc certificate issued from north 24 parganas . does it make some serious problem?
    help me.

  37. Sounab Das says

    My father is death . And he belongs to sc community. He have caste certificate. But I I don’t have caste certificate. Can I apply by my father caste and death certificate

  38. Utalendu JANA says

    Bikash jana WB

  39. Jaydev Jalui says

    I have a OBC certificate no.- nil issued by Pradhan of Narna Gram Panchayat, Bàluhati, Howrah-711405 on dated 27.10.2008.
    My native address is vill. Ichapur po.Dafarpur,PS.Domjur,Dist.Howrah-711405 WB.

    My nephew Master Samiron, born at vill-Ichapur on
    31.05.2010 Howrah, want OBC certificate, learning
    & staying with parents in Thane,Mumbai.

    I want to submit application to BDO office,Domjur by
    Kindly inform me how to proceed
    Thanks & Regards
    Jaydev jalui

  40. Sonu ram says

    What docoment to be needed for applying SC certificate in West Bengal

  41. Sonu ram says

    Please sir reply

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  45. max payne says

    Practical comments , I Appreciate the information , Does anyone know if I can get ahold of a fillable CA FTB 593-E copy to edit ?

  46. Deepak says

    plz sir call me

  47. Parveen khatoon says

    Sir, I fill up my application form with no-OBCWB02022016/6452 but due to some reason I could not complete my acknowledgement form ,so I could not proceed further and the page is not new enter so what i can do?