Caste Certificate in West Bengal 2021: The online application for SC, ST, and OBC caste certificate has been started by The Backward Classes Welfare Department of West Bengal. The residents of West Bengal belonging to SC, ST, and OBC can now apply for their caste certificate through the official website castecertificatewb.gov.in. Applicants can also check caste certificate application status, WB Caste Certificate 2021 details online. Caste certificate is needed during the admission in school, colleges and it is also needed for job application, scholarship application etc.
Eligibility for Applying for the West Bengal Caste Certificate
The BCW department of west Bengal has released a notice regarding the eligibility criteria for the application of WB Caste Certificate 2021. The list of eligibility criteria is mentioned below:
- Applicant must be a citizen of India.
- Applicant must be permanent resident of West Bengal.
- Applicant must fall in the above caste and category.
- Applicant must not belong to the CREAMY LAYER(applicable only for OBC)
Documents Needed for Applying to the Caste Certificate
To apply online for WB Caste Certificate 2021 applicant must have some documents. The documents must be scanned and uploaded at the time of online WB Caste Certificate 2021 application. The list of required documents is mentioned below:
- Passport size photograph.
- AADHAAR card.
- 10th boards Admit Card or Birth Certificate.
- Voter Card of applicant’s father and mother.
- Land Deed or Land Tax Receipt.
- Applicant’s voter card/ pan card/ Ration card/ Bank passbook.
- Income certificate from Municipality or Panchayat or any other recognized authority.
- Caste Certificate of parents or any other blood relatives.
How to apply for WB Caste Certificate Online & Offline?
Applicants need to fill the FORM 1A for WB caste Certificate application online. The steps for applying caste certificate online have been discussed below:
STEP 1: First visit the official application portal of West Bengal BCWD. Then click on the link APPLOCATION FOR SC/ST/OBC CERTIFICATE option there. The link is given here.
STEP 2: new users have to first Sign up or Register themselves on the website by entering full name and valid mobile number. An OTP will be send in the mobile number. By entering the OTP applicants can successfully register themselves on the website.
STEP 3: applicants now need to enter their basic details such as their District, Sub- Division, Block, Municipality and Gram Panchayat.
STEP 4: Now upload the scanned copies of photograph and Signature of the applicant.
STEP 5: After finishing the uploading, applicants need to enter following details in the application form:
- Caste type (the caste that applicant belongs)
- Details of parent’s or blood relative’s WB Caste Certificate 2021.
- Applicants place and date of birth.
- Present address and permanent address of the applicant.
STEP 6: Now the applicant has to mention the name, address and mobile number of two people who referred the applicant for WB Caste Certificate 2021. Minimum two references is must.
STEP 7: Applicants now need to upload the scanned copies of previous mentioned documents. First select document’s name then enter its number and then upload the scanned copy of the document.
STEP 8: Now CLICK on the SUBMIT button to submit the application form successfully. After the submission of caste certificate form, applicants will get a system generated APPLICATION NUMBER. Using Application Number applicant can view or edit their online WB Caste Certificate 2021. Now applicants can download the 1A Form and keep a hard copy of the same for future references.
STEP 9: Applicants can now contact at their BDO/ MUNICIPALITY office with the hard copy of the FORM 1A and other uploaded documents. If the official authority asks for submitting any document then they can submit it there for further verification.
How to check WB Caste Certificate Status Online?
Applicants can check their caste certificate online application status by visiting the official website. They need to login using their login ID and Password and after that they can check the WB Caste Certificate 2021 application status.
Applicants cannot download their caste certificate online. Applicants can only check the status of their application and if the status shows CERTIFICATE GENERATED, then applicants need to visit their BDO or Municipality office with the online application acknowledgement slip and they will get their caste certificate. For any kind of help please write at [email protected].
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