About Caste Certificate
A Caste Certificate proves that a person belongs to a particular caste, especially in cases where one belongs to any of the ‘Scheduled Castes’, as listed in the Indian Constitution.
The Indian Government has decided that the Scheduled Castes and Tribes needs special encouragement and opportunities to progress at the same pace as the rest of the citizenry.
As a, part of the Indian system of Protective Discrimination, there exist certain special privileges granted to this category of citizens, like reservation of seats in the Legislatures and in the Government jobs, waiving off a part or the whole of the fees for admission in schools and colleges, special quotas in educational institutions, and relaxation of upper age limits for applying to certain jobs, etc.
To be able to avail these privileges, an applicant must belongs to a Scheduled Caste and must be in possession of a valid Caste Certificate.
Application forms are easily available through online or at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office. In case none of your family members have earlier been issued a Caste Certificate, a local enquiry is conducted before issuing the Certificate to you.
To avail caste certificate applicant needs to give the proof of residence in your State for a minimum specified period, an affidavit stating that you belong to a Scheduled Caste, and the specified court stamp fee are required at the time of application.
All the district or region wise offices/department and the other concerned offices or departments in Mizoram are the only concerned authorities who provides the caste certificate by just visiting to the department and to submitting the important documents list. All applicants are required to collect the form of the caste certificate from the respective single window counter and filled the application form in a prescribed format. There is no fees will be charge to issue the caste certificate in Mizoram.
Required Documents :
- Filled application form containing endorsement or comment from the V.C.P./A.O/B.D.O/Reliable Gazetted Officers/D.Cs Staff above L.D.C.
- Children born of inter-caste marriages should enclose a certificate from the concerned VCP.
- Copy of Ration card
- Copy of Voter id card
- Caste certificate of applicant’s parents
- School leaving certificate or Transfer certificate.
To obtain the application form for caste certificate you need to visit the Deputy Commissioner’s Office during office hours.
The form must contain endorsement or comment from V.C.P./A.O/B.D.O/Reliable Gazetted Officers/D.Cs Staff above L.D.C.
Submit form along with the required document to the judicial branch at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office Complex, Aizawl.
The total fees for issuing the caste certificate will be charge Rs. 15 /- only for each certificate.
To issue the caste certificate will take at least 7 days.
Additional District Magistrate
Sub divisional magistrate
Deputy Commissioner’s Office
Dr. Franklyn Laltinkhuma, IAS
STD CODE – 0389