OBC Certificate: OBC Certificate is the caste certificate or category certificate provided to the candidates who belong to backward classes. The certificate is provided by the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). The certificate plays an important role in the candidates in the life of candidates. It helps in getting admissions in schools and colleges under the reserved category. Also, it helps the candidates to get a job especially government jobs under the reserved seat section.
The candidates belonging to the backward classes whether under the creamy layer or non-creamy layer should always have the OBC certificates to get the benefits. The government of India has given many benefits for backward classes for education and jobs. They can get admissions under reserved categories in schools and colleges. Also, they will get government jobs, scholarships, subsidies, various schemes, under reserved categories. The candidates who belong to the General category are not eligible to gain those benefits.
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The other categories are Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) who can enjoy more benefits provided by the Indian Government. Here we will be discussing the format of OBC certificates and how to apply for them, documents required to apply and other related details.
OBC Certificate Format
The format of the OBC certificate is provided by the Indian government. Also, there are additional documents that have to be submitted along with the application to get the required certificate.
There are two types of OBC certificates:
- OBC A (Non-creamy Layer)
- OBC B (Creamy Layer)
OBC A (Non-creamy Layer) certificate is for those Indian citizens who are considered as less wealthy and less educated as compared to OBC B.
OBC B (Creamy Layer) certificate is for those citizens of India who are considered as more wealthy and educated than OBC A.
Let us see some of the formats of the OBC certificate.
This is to certify that Shri/ Smt./ Kumari [name of the candidate] son/daughter of [name of father] of village/town [name of village/town/city] in District/Division [name of district] in the State/Union Territory [name of state or UT] belongs to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) Community which is recognized as a backward class under the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Resolution Number: [__________] Dated: [Mention date].
Shri/Smt./Kumari [Name of candidate] and/or his/her family ordinarily reside(s) in the [Name of district] District/Division of the [Name of state or UT] State/Union Territory. This is also to certify that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training O.M.Number: 36012/22/93-Estt (SCT) Dated: 8.9.1993.
District Magistrate: [Name and Signature]
Deputy Commissioner etc.: [Name and Signature]
- The officials issuing the OBC certificate have to mention the details of the Resolution of the Government of India.
- The term ”Ordinarily” used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People Act,1950.
Resolution Number for OBC Certificate
The Resolution Number, published in the Gazette of India, for the community which is recognized as a backward class are given below:
- Resolution Number: 12011/68/93 – BCC, Dated: 10/09/93,
Extraordinary Part I, Section No.: 186 Dated: 13/09/93
- Resolution Number: 12011/9/94 – BCC, Dated: 19/10/94
Extraordinary Part I, Section No.: 163 Dated: 20/10/94
- Resolution Number: 12011/7/95-BCC, Dated: 24/05/95
Extraordinary Part I, Section No.: 88 Dated: 25/05/95
- Resolution Number: 12011/96/94 – BCC, Dated: 9/03/96
- Resolution Number: 12011/44/96 – BCC, Dated: 6/12/96
Extraordinary Part I, Section No.: 210 Dated: 11/12/96
- Resolution Number: 12011/13/97 – BCC, Dated: 03/12/97
- Resolution Number: 12011/99/94 – BCC, Dated: 11/12/97
- Resolution Number: 12011/68/98 – BCC, Dated: 27/10/99
- Resolution Number: 12011/88/98 – BCC, Dated: 6/12/99
Extraordinary Part I, Section No: 270 Dated: 06/12/99
- Resolution Number: 12011/36/99-BCC, Dated: 04/04/2000
Extraordinary Part I, Section No.: 71, Dated: 04/04/2000
- Resolution Number: 12011/44/99 – BCC, Dated: 21/09/2000
Extraordinary Part I, Section No. 210, Dated: 21/09/2000
- Resolution Number: 12015/9/2000 – BCC, Dated: 06/09/2001
- Resolution Number: 12011/1/2001 – BCC, Dated: 19/06/2003
- Resolution Number: 2011/4/2002 – BCC, Dated: 13/01/2004
- Resolution Number: 12011/9/2004 – BCC, Dated: 16/01/2006
Extraordinary Part I, Section 1Number: 210, Dated: 16/01/2006
- Resolution Number: 12011/14/2004-BCC, Dated: 12/03/2007
Extraordinary Part I, Section No.: 67, Dated: 12/03/2007
- Resolution No. 12015/2/2007 – BCC, Dated: 18/08/2010
- Resolution Number:12015/13/2010 – BCC, Dated: 08/12/2011
How to Apply for an OBC Certificate, Online?
An OBC certificate is proof that a candidate belongs to Other Backward Classes. A caste certificate is a mandatory document specifying the caste of the candidate under the Indian Constitution. For each citizen of India who belongs to any caste or category, it is necessary to have the caste certificate. A few governments do not issue caste certificates through online mode. To apply online follow the below-given steps.
- Go to the official website of the caste certificate issuing department Backward Class Welfare Portal.
- Click on the option: Apply for caste certificate
- If you do not have an account in the portal, create one
- Login with the credentials
- You will get an application form to apply
- Fill the details such as your name, father’s name, address, contact information, age, gender, date of birth, etc.
- Preview all the details and check there are no mistakes
- Terms and conditions will be given before submitting the form. Tick mark on I Agree and submit the form
- The next step will be to provide the scan copy of documents as per asked by the government.
- Upload the documents and click on the submit button
- After submitting the form, candidates will receive an acknowledgement slip having application number in it
- Candidates can download the slip and keep a copy for future reference
- Once the document verification is done, you may receive a mail or an SMS. Or you can also check the status of caste certificates on the website.
- Candidates can download the OBC certificate, once the process is completed, directly from the official website
Offline Application of OBC Certificate
To apply offline candidates have to visit nearby Tehsil office, Revenue Office, SDM Office or CSC / SETU centers and submit the form. Follow the below steps to know the application procedure.
- Go to the nearby Tehsil Office or SDM office
- Ask for a caste certificate and fill the required details
- Mention your name, father’s name, address, date of birth, gender, contact information, etc.
- If the candidate’s father has been passed away, then he/she can give the name of blood relatives caste certificate as a proof
- Choose the OBC option mentioned in the application
- In case if you are migrated from another state, then the same has to be mentioned in the application form
- After the filling, the details, put sign as per mentioned in the application
- Affix your passport size photo and signature on it
- Mention any local reference for verification
- After the completion of application details, submit the form along with a copy of necessary documents
Documents Required for OBC Certificate
- 10th Admit / Mark Sheet / School certificate of the applicant.
- Aadhaar card of applicant/father.
- Ration Card/Voter ID card of the applicant.
- Birth certificate of the applicant.
- 3 copies of attested recent passport size photographs of the applicant.
- Ration Card/Voter ID card of the applicant’s father.
- Residential Proof of Blood relation or family
- Caste certificate of any blood relation from the paternal side
- Income certificate
FAQ’s on OBC Certificate
What is an OBC Certificate?
An OBC certificate is proof that a candidate belongs to Other Backward Classes. A caste certificate is a mandatory document specifying the caste of the candidate under the Indian Constitution.
Why do we need an OBC certificate?
OBC certificate is proof that the candidate belongs to Other backward classes. It has many uses such as getting admission in schools or colleges, to give competitive exams, to get scholarships, to get government jobs under the reserved category, to get government subsidies. Also, there are many Housing and self-employment schemes, which demand caste certificates. Many people use the caste certificate to stand as a candidate in elections.
How to apply for an OBC certificate?
Candidates can apply for an OBC certificate both by online mode and offline mode. In the case of online mode, they have to visit the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) official website and submit the application form along with a scanned copy of documents. After the verification procedure is done, the caste certificate will be issued.
To get the OBC certificate offline, candidates have to visit the nearby Tehsil office or SDM office and get the application form. Fill the form and submit with documents.
What are the OBC A and OBC B certificate?
- OBC A certificate is for non-creamy layer OBC candidates who are less wealthy and less educated.
- OBC B certificate is for creamy layer OBC candidates who are more wealthy and educated than OBC A class people.
Who is responsible to issue the OBC certificate?
The authorities competent to issue Caste Certificates are indicated below:
- District Magistrate/ Additional Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ Ist Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub‐Divisional magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
- Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate.
- Revenue Officer
- Sub‐Divisional Officer of the area