Procedure to apply for Caste certificate in Bengaluru

A caste certificate is a document that certifies your caste or community status. It is used as a legal proof for availing various benefits and reservations from the government. It is also required for various educational purposes such as admission, scholarships, fee concession etc.

If you are a resident of Bengaluru and belong to a Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) or Other Backward Class (OBC), here are the steps you need to follow to get a caste certificate:

  1. Go to the online portal of Nadakacheri AJRKP or Seva Sindhu and register by creating an account with a unique username and password secured with your mobile number.
  2. Login to your account and look for ‘Apply for caste certificate’ or such similar terms and select the language in which you want the certificate to be issued.
  3. Fill the online application form with your personal details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, residence address, caste and sub-caste, category (SC/ST/OBC), reason for applying for caste certificate etc.
  4. Upload the prescribed documents such as ID proof (Aadhar card, voter id card or driving license), address proof (bank passbook, ration card or passport), age proof (birth certificate or school leaving certificate), income proof (salary slip or bank statement if you are a private employee or Form 16 of ITR if you are a government employee), caste proof (caste certificate of parents or relatives or an affidavit stating the caste) and passport size photos.
Procedure to apply for Caste certificate in Bengaluru

  1. Pay the application fee of Rs.15 through online mode and save the acknowledgement slip that will appear on the screen. You will also receive an SMS with the acknowledgement number that can be used to track your application status.
  2. Track your application status by logging in to your account and selecting ‘Get Status’ tab. You can also visit the Tehsil or SDM office of your jurisdiction and enquire about your application status.
  3. Collect your caste certificate from the concerned office after it is issued. The time taken to get the certificate may vary depending on the verification process and workload of the officials