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Caste Certificate

Obtain Caste Certificate : Punjab

Department Concerned
SDM Office/ Tehsil office (Revenue Department).

Eligibility Conditions
Permanent residents of the State for at least five years.

Step by Step Procedure

i. The application form is available from the Concerned Office or can be downloaded from the website.

ii. The completely filled application must be verified by the Sarpanch/Nambardar/M.C before   submitting in the concerned Office with a court fee of Rs. 1.25, along with an affidavit stating his residential address, declaring that such a certificate has not been obtained before. iii. The SDM will send this application for verification of the particulars of the applicant, to the concerned Tehsildar.iv. The Tehsildar in turn will forward his/her application to the concerned Revenue Patwari for verification of the particulars of the applicant.v. The Patwari records the statements of the applicant and the Nambardar on the spot, and returns the application with his report to the Tehsildar.vi. The Tehsildar returns the case back to the respective SDM with his Comments/Report.

vii. Finally, the SDM issues the Certificate to the applicant after completion of the official formalities.

Check List of Documents

i. Application form. ii. Affidavit in proof of his residence & declaring himself as belonging to the said caste.iii. Court fee stamps of Rs.1.25/- affixed on the application.
Verification Procedure
The Certificate is issued after the verification is done by the Revenue Staff through the Patwari.
Prescribed Time Schedule
The Certificate is issued within seven days.
Addresses of Concerned Officers
Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Sanctioning Authority
    Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Grievance Redressal System
    i. SDM
        ii. Deputy CommissionerOther Information
These Certificates are generally required for getting the benefits of various Government Schemes and for reservation in Government Services/Institutes, etc.
  • List of Schedule Castes in Punjab State (CONSTITUTION SCHEDULED CASTES) ORDER 1950)
S.No.List of Schedule Castes in Punjab
1Ad-dharmi
2Bangali
3Brar, Burar or Berar
4Batwal
5Bauria or Bawaria
6Bazigar
7Balmiki,Chura,Bhangi
8Bhanjra
9Chamar, Jatia Chamar,Rehgar, Raigar,Ramdasi of Ravidasi, Ramdasia, Ramdasia Sikh, Ravidasia, Ravidasia Sikh
10Chanal
11Dagi
12Dhanak
13Dumna,Mahasha or Doom
14Gagra
15Gandhila or Gandhi,Gandola
16Kabirpanthi or Julaha
17Khatik
18Kori or Koli
19Marija or Marecha
20Mazhabi
21Megh
22Nat
23Od
24Pasi
25Perna
26Pherera
27Sanhai
28Sanhal
29Sansi, Bhedkut, Manesh
30Sepela
31Sarera
32Sikligar
33Sirkibandh.
34Darain
35Dhogri, Dhangri or Siggi
36Sansoi
37Deha,Dhaya or Dhea
38Mochi
  • List of Backward Classes/Other Backward Classes in Punjab State
S.No.List of Backward Classes/Other Backward Classes in PunjabS.NoList of Backward Classes/Other Backward Classes in Punjab
1Aheria,Aheri,Heri,Naik,Thori or Turi 37Dhosali, Dosali
2Barra 38Gawala, Gowala
3Beta, Hensi or Hesi39Gadaria
4Changar 40Jhangra Brahman
5Chirimar 41Hajjam, Nai/Sain
6Daiya 42Jogi Nath
7Gwaria,Gauria or Gwar43Khati
8Kanjar or Kanchan44Rechhanad
9Kurmi 45Khanghera
10Nar 46Kucha-band
11Rehar, Rehara or Re47Thathora, Tampora
12Ghirath including Chahng and Bahti48Lakhera, Manihar
13Kahar, Jhinwar or Dhinwar 49Vanzara
14Ghasi, Ghasiara or Ghosi 50