The Government of Karnataka has launched “Atalji Janasnehi Kendra Project”. The basic objective of this project is to offer a wide range of services and facilities to the citizens via the Nadakacherie-portal.
Some of the services provided by Nadakacheri online portal to the citizen of Karnataka includes income certificate, caste certificate, agriculture documents, various kinds of social security pensions and land documents. Here in this article, let us learn about the process to obtain caste certificate via the Nadakacheri portal.
What is the purpose of using a caste certificate?
A caste certificate is also commonly called as a “community certificate”. It is a type of system of issuance of community certificate or permanent castestated in Tamil Nadu in 1988. Caste Certificates provide specific privileges to scheduled tribes as well as scheduled castes to bring equality among the citizens in Karnataka.
This certificate acts as a piece of evidence that proves that an individual belongs to a specific caste. In Karnataka, people who belong to Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and other backward castes can claim for availing the reservations at around 15 percentage and 3 percentage respectively.
To support the “reservation claim” and avail jobs under several reservations, an applicant should have valid caste certificates allotted by the constituent authority.
What is the eligibility criteria to avail a caste certificate?
A caste certificate can be availed by any citizen if he or she comes under the category of OBC, SC, MBC, and ST communities.
Documents needed to avail a caste certificate
You need to furnish below-mentioned documents to proceed with the application process.
- An application form
- Copy of Ration Card / Name in the Voter List / Copy of Election Voting Card
- A report pertaining to caste Sarpanch / Patwari
- Income report
- Caste report or religion report
- Residence Proof
For how long is the caste certificate valid in Karnataka?
Once you obtain the caste certificate, it is valid for the entire life.
What is the time period needed to obtain a caste certificate?
There are several factors involved to obtain a caste certificate. If you have performed the right steps and everything goes fine ( i.e., all the documents that you have provided are correct and the form is duly filled) then you would easily get it within just ten days from the date of the application.
Steps to Apply For A Caste Certification in Karnataka Online
Now with the help of the official Nadakacheri website, you can easily apply for a caste certificate in Karnataka. This is comparatively speedy, efficient and comfortable means to apply for the certification than going via an offline mode. First and foremost thing is that you need to click on the link www.nadakacheri.karnataka.gov.in. This will open the official website page of Nadakecheri portal.
Step 1: Click on the “Apply” option provided in the portal.
Step 2: Now go to the log-in page. Enter your registered cell number on the portal.
Step 3: Now click on the “Proceed” button. This will take you to the home page of the Nadakacheri website.
Step 4: Now choose the “New Request” option present on the menu. Click on the “Caste Certificate”.
Step 5: This will open an empty caste certificate. You need to populate its mandatory fields with correct information.
Step 6: Select the delivery mode and upload all the needed documents.
Step 7: Once all the details have been submitted and all the necessary documents are uploaded, you can now save the certificate by clicking on the ‘Save’ button. Now once the document gets saved, you will receive an acknowledgment number. If you have registered your mobile number with the website, then the acknowledgment number will also be sent to your mobile.
Step 8: After getting the acknowledgment, click on the “OK” button.
Step 9: Now the next step is to make the payment. You need to click on the ‘Online Payment’ feature to make the payment for the application fees.
Step 10: Now select the payment mode. Click the “make payment” option once you fill your payment mode details.
Step 11: Once the payment is done, you will receive the caste certificate on the issuing date from the designated authority. You will receive the final certificate on Nadakacheri website post successful payment.
How much fee do you need to provide in order to accomplish the entire certificate application process?
There is a very nominal fee charged for the issuance of the caste certificate via Nadakacheri portal. All Karnataka applicants have to pay Rs.15 per caste certificate.
How can you download the caste certificate?
Below are mentioned a few steps to be able to download as well as print caste certificate:
- Click on the download option provided in the portal.
- It will ask you for the acknowledgment number. Enter the acknowledgment number,
- Now click on “display” certificate. Now it will display the certificate on the screen.
- Now click on the “Print” option to get your certificate printed.