Nemmadi Kendras in Karnataka issue caste certificates-Obtaining caste certificate in Karnataka

May 4th, 2012| Caste certificate, How To, In India, Karnataka.

Obtaining caste certificate in Karnataka


Caste certificate is an important document that should be produced at the time of joining a job or taking admission in an education institution for availing the benefits of reservations offered by the government as well as institutions. In Bangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga and other places in Karnataka, caste certificates are issued by the Tahsildar and Taluk level functionary.

People who are require to take the caste certificate need to submit their application giving all the details such as caste, income etc to the Taluk office situated in the jurisdiction where the candidate is residing. The application thus received will be scrutinized by the case worker in the Taluk office. Later it will be forwarded to the revenue official. In villages the certificate will be forwarded to Village Accountant and in urban areas it will be forwarded to the Revenue Inspector. Verification of details provided in the caste certificate by the applicant will be done by the revenue official by personally visiting the place of the candidate. He then submits the report making recommendations. The Tahsildar goes through the report submitted by the revenue official and he takes the decision of approving or disapproving the recommendations. Based on the orders of the tahsildar the certificate will be issued to the applicant. The responsibility of proving that the parents or guardians of the applicant belong to scheduled castes, tribes or backward classes lies with the applicant.

Concerned authorities for issuing caste certificates in Karnataka are the Village Accountant/Revenue Inspector, the Tahsildar and the Case worker in the Taluk office. BangaloreOne centers in Bangalore also issue the caste, income, birth and death certificates. BangaloreOne centers of e-Governance department work in association with Revenue department.

Karnataka government has set up Nemmadi Kendra or telecenters to provide fast services to people who are obtaining documents such as caste certificates. These are said to be one-stop-shop as these provide more than 38 services. Caste, income, residence, birth and death certificates and old age pension registration can be done at these centers by paying a fee of Rs. 15 for each service. Private firms have been outsourced to running the Nemaadi Kendras.

Caste certificates issued in Karnataka are valid for a life time. These can be cancelled by the government for any reason. Earlier caste certificates needed to be renewed after a particular period but government of Karnataka has done away with the system.

The procedure of applying for  caste certificate at Nemmadi centers in Karnataka is that the application hast o be given at the kiosk which will be forwarded to concerned department. If verification or report analysis of the field staff is required in a particular case, the issue of certificate would take time. If the information is present with the Nemmadi database, the certificates would be issued on the spot.

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