How to get no caste, no religion certificate ?
There is no set out procedure for obtainig "No caste, No religion" certificate. A women from Tamil Nadu has obtained it in nine years. Following are the few of the things she has done to obtain "No caste, No religion" certificate
- She wrote letters to the Tehsildar, requesting a no-community certificate and it got rejected multiple times.
- After multiple attempts, She applied by employing a procedure they use for a community certificate in 2017. They had to answer the letter as it was numbered.
- Tehasildar and Sub-collector of district verified all her school and college documents and found the coloumns on Caste and religion are left blank. They have also checked whether she has availed any benefits from reservation or government scheme.
- So, though there is no precedent, Authority (Tehasildar and Sub- Collector) decided to go ahead and certify her as "No Caste, No Religion" as it will not affect anybody or take away another person’s opportunity.
Those who have not had a caste or community mentioned in their certificates can follow the procedure above.
Those with a community certificate identifying them with a particular caste or religion must find a different way through the judicial system. Officials like the Sub Collector and Tehsildar don’t have the authority to revoke the certificates they have already given out.