Monday, September 7, 2015

F. No. 36028/1/2014-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi

                               Dated September 3, 2015

The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments/ Union Territories

Subject: List of Authorities empowered to issue caste/community certificates
Information on the complete list — regarding

Madam/ Sir
As you are aware, the Government of India has issued instructions vide Office
Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 15.11.1993 and Office Memorandum No.
36012/6/88-Estt.(SCT) dated 24.04.1990 prescribing the following authoritie's who are
competent to issue caste certificates for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC),
Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category:
(i) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector Deputy
Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1 stClass Stipendary
Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/Executive
Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner,
(ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/
Presidency Magistrate,
(iii) Revenue Officer not below the tank of Tehsildar and
(iv) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family
normally resides.
2. It has come to the notice of the Government that in some States, offices/ officers, other
than those prescribed above, have been authorized to issue caste/ social status certificates.
The complete list of these said new offices/ officers is not available centrally.
3. It is, therefore, requested that the list of officers/offices authorized by the State
Government/ Union Territory to issue caste/ social status certificates, alongwith the copies of
the relevant Notifications to that effect, may please be provided to this Department at an early
Yours faithfully
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 2309 3074