OBC Certificate


Drying cattle dung for household fuel in West ...

Drying cattle dung for household fuel in West Bengal (Photo credit: ILRI)


WHAT IT IS : In the constitution, OBCs are described as “socially and educationally backward classes”. The Central Government of India categorizes some of its citizens into SC/ST/OBC, taking into account their economic and social condition. The government is enjoined to ensure their social and educational development by providing social and economic security and welfare schemes. Under Article 340 of the Indian Constitution, it is obligatory for the government to promote the welfare of the Other Backward Classes (OBC).


The OBC Certificate is a form of Caste Certificate. This Certificate contains the fact that one belong to the OBC i.e. Other Backward Community. This is an important document for the person belonging to the OBC’s.


IMPORTANCEA person belonging to the OBC caste and who has the certificate can avail the reservation facilities provided by the Government of India in schools, colleges and offices which are wholly or partly funded by the government. Peoples with an OBC certificate are entitled to certain reservations regarding the following:


  • reservations in educational institutes
  • reservations in government service
  • reservations in legislatures
  • To obtain relaxation in the upper age limit for certain jobs.




  1. The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  2. He is a permanent resident of West Bengal since 15-03-1993.
  3. He is an ordinary resident at the address currently residing.
  4. He belongs to the said community/ class. (annexe 1: http://www.anagrasarkalyan.gov.in/htm/obc_list.html)
  5. His identity.
  6. The applicant does not fall under ‘creamy layer’. (Determination of creamy layer is guided by the points laid out in http://www.anagrasarkalyan.gov.in/htm/reserv-4.html)


Where to applyThe applications will be received in concerned block office, SDO office and office of the District Development Officer (Kolkata) if the applicants (OBC) are from a block municipal area under a subdivision and Kolkata respectively. The District Development officer (Kolkata) may have some arrangements to receive applications through borough offices.


HOW TO GET IT:  (The procedure is similar to that of SC/ST Certificate).


For Kolkata, applications can be submitted to the office of the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata.


The documents that are required to verify the criteria are:


  • Citizenship Certificate.
  • Voter I card of self or parent(s).
  • Authenticated Voter list of self or parent(s).
  • PAN Card of self or parent(s).
  • Birth Certificate from Competent Authority.
  • Caste certificate of parent(s).
  • Any Govt. Document proving citizenship.
  • Land deed or land tax receipt.
  • Voter list proving residence since 1993.
  • Birth Certificate proving residence since 1993.
  • Ration Card proving residence since 1993.
  • Caste certificate of parent(s).
  • Any Govt. Document proving permanent residence since 1993.
  • Land deed or land tax receipt of local residence.
  • Voter I card of self or parent(s).
  • Certificate from Competent Authority.
  • Rent receipt of local residence.
  • Pass Book of a Nationalised Bank, Gramin Bank, Post Office or Co-operative Bank.
  • BPL Card.
  • Any Govt. Document proving local residence.
  • Caste certificate of any paternal blood relation and proof of such relation.
  • Copy of old land deed (prior to 1950) specifying community name in that document.
  • Any Govt. Document proving class identity.


Class Identity-


  • Caste Certificate of any person of parental lineage and proof of that relation.
  • Copy of old land deed (pre 1950) where class name was mentioned.
  • Any government document in support of class identity.


For identity –


  • Admit Card.
  • Voter I card.
  • PAN Card.
  • Birth Certificate from Competent Authority.
  • Identity Card by employer/ educational Institution.
  • Pass Book of Bank Account.
  • Any Govt. Document proving identity.


Creamy Layer- (OBC applicants should not belong to the ‘creamy layer’).


  • Income Certificates of parents from employers (not more than three months old from the date of filing application.
  • Income Tax Return for last three years of parents.
  • If not employed, income certificate from any competent authority (not more than three months old from the date of filing application).
  • Any Govt. Document proving income of parents.


NB: If the annual income of parents of an applicant is less than Rs. 4.5 lakh p.a. and their income from other sources in less than Rs. 4.5 lakh p.a. then the applicant will not be considered as belonging to ‘creamy layer’ even if the total of such incomes exceeds Rs. 4.5 lakh p.a. for the last three years. Incidentally it needs a mention that income from agricultural resources is not considered when such proof of income is applied.


The eligibility of an applicant can be determined on the basis of certificates issued by gram pradhan, municipality chairman, Councillor, MLA or MP together with investigation report and hearing if any one of documents stated above is not available. An application may be submitted without any document. In that case the certificate issued by gram pradhan and the investigation report will be under consideration. Age proof is not necessary for issuing a OBC certificate.


WHEN DO I GET IT: Ordinarily, an application for OBC certificate is to be disposed of within eight weeks from the date of its submission. The applicant has a right to know the status of his application, once filed. Hence, if demanded, status of his application has to be provided to the applicant.






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102 responses to “OBC Certificate


    My application No. OBCWB16022015/8507
    D.B -25/07/1998

  2. sujan ghosh

    My application no is obcwb11032016/7842

  3. Taijul

    If a service man want to get obc,parents not serviceman,is it necessary to give income detail of the son..?income of son falls in noncreamy layer range..

  4. Banty Barman

    sir nobody in my family has a certificate of obc. .m the first to try. how will I get. I have heard.. they demand..what to do

  5. jaydev jalui

    Need renewal of caste certificate of OBC in online system,in WB.
    Reply please

  6. saikiran

    my father is office sub ordinate means group IV his income is more than 6lakhs from salary….is im eligable for obc

  7. Rajesh Kumar pal

    I had submitted my OBC application . After one week l see that the application submitted hardcopy not received

    My application no OBCWB06022014/5478
    D.B 19/01/1998

  8. mukid ahmed

    my obc application status showing approved and awaiting issuance.What is the meaning of it. So now what I have to do? can I get my obc certificate. Please sir kindly inform me.

  9. Jagannath Adhikary

    as my father death certificate is not found the authority refuse to submit my application form.how can i get it?

  10. Sudipto De

    I have to renew my obc certificate. My OBC certificate no is given as 45/BCW/Hug/BC/DNK

    Now the no is very confusing. I could not able to view certificate details in http://castcertificatewb.gov.in/jsp/search.jsp? providing all the other valid details.

    So what will be certificate no then?

  11. salim ali

    My application no. is OBCWB16022016/6395.Please sir kindly infom me what is my certificate status.

  12. Ashar jamil

    Actually i have successfully fill up the form…but whenever i download the Application form and open it up in that file nothing is showing…its just totally blank and i am not be able to apply again because its says you have already applied for this with my App:Id – OBCWB16012016/4893
    can you just help me out regards this problem….kindly contact me in my email i.e. iashar.jamil147@gmail.com

  13. Subhajit Barik

    please mention me adress of the DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IN KOLKATA

  14. Suman Masanta

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I’m Suman Masanta. I’m lost my OBC- B Card. So How to given my OBC CARD. PLS HELP ME. Mob: 9800021213.


    Sir , I want to cancell my obc application for some wrong filling.but i submit hard copy already .please tell me the process of cancelling .

  16. Sk rased ali

    Data very cleanly provided

  17. my obc application status showing approved and awaiting
    issuance.What is the meaning of it. So now what I have to do? can I get my obc certificate. Please sir kindly inform me. my application no-OBCWB08032016/3243 PLESE SIR HELP ME TRYING TO DEFENCE JOB

  18. Rimo miya

    My name is mimu mia , i am eligible for OBC or not??? Plz reply

  19. bhadra kumar pradhan

    hello sir,
    if I want to make my wife OBC certificate what will be the procedure but her cast doesn’t belong to my cast.what document should I enclose…

  20. Israr

    How can I apply new OBC certificate and what are the documents required

  21. Israr

    Sir my OBC certificate issued in 1995 but obc grade AorB not written on it what can I do.

  22. Rituparna Sen

    I Ami Rituparna sen. I belong to obc class..can u plz give me the of title list of obc? I am in group b moira caste..but our councillor is denying that..so I want the title list so that I can show him that..I am from west bengal.

  23. arif

    Please provide standard obc non creamy layer application form for wb govt jobs through wbssc

  24. Raju

    I love at ripon street kolkata – 16,,,where i have to go to make obc certificate? Please reply

  25. rupam datta

    I have to renew my obc certificate. My OBC certificate no R 3500 date 31.03.97

    Now is very confusing. What is your new procedure? that I able to apply OBC A or OBC B. my certificate is Valid?

  26. is there any possibility to apply for OBC certificate the second time ?

  27. rabin das

    Sir amar blood group ar karo sc certificate nai ami ki sc certificate ba obc certificate banata pari?

  28. gulshan

    can you please tell me who is local referee in this obc form. whose name I should write in the box of local referee.

  29. Tushar K. Das

    Im from WB for more than 10 years now living in Delhi for livlihood but wants OBC certificate from WB. We the people from WB are deprived for not having OBC Certificate in Delhi ( most probably in other state also) as I find most tough task to get an OBC certificate in WB only despite genuine case. No other State requires such huge bundle of Docs/formalities. So all the privilege are grabbing by them despite the facts all the Indian Citizens are to have same privilege. I find its a mockery to us and feeling frustrated to see peoples of other state grabbing all the opportunities they can as they are getting support from their people to have it. Its very shameful and unfortunate for us. Hoping that this msg could touch heart of our state people and do help whatever is possible to achieve our maximum presence in all the area in India as do other statepeople for their people!


    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 ….

  31. If I haven’t any documents before 1993 because my date of birth is 1997

  32. My application no is OBCWB18052016/9836

  33. Ananias Shrestha

    Respected sir, Its been 3months to 4 months that my application is still at under process of SDO level .How long will it take to get the OBC certificate.

  34. abukkar ALI khan

    Sir I apply for OBC CERTIFICATE But chak my OBC CERTIFICATE and see hard copy No resive

  35. sony jaiswal

    Hello Sir, i had filled obc certificate on 10 sep 2016 but could not go to submit the required document within 60 days.3 days i go i filled the form again but it said u have already registered submit the document.I stay in Delhi prepering for govt job. i belong from Jaigaon dist-Alipurduar.i have all the required document .i just want to know that if i go Alipurduar and submit the documnt do i need to take signature of gram pancyat or pradhan of Jaigaon also.Or only ration card,domicile,voter,birth certificate,admit card is enough.

  36. Uday mal

    My permanent residence is different from that of temporary…… My question is am I eligible to apply for caste certificate in sdo office other than home sdo office?

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