I am not sure whether I fulfil the criteria for getting benefit under OBC category. What shall I do?

Devraj Devraj
Answered on November 02,2019

The onus of proving that you are eligible to get the concession of belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer) rests on you.

Couple of suggestions:

  1. Check out the latest central list of OBCs published by the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). For getting the benefit of reservation, the caste/ sub-caste/community essentially has to be in the central list. If the caste you belong to appears in a state list but not in the central list, you are not eligible for getting the reservation benefits in Central Govt Jobs or Educational Institutions and you are eligible for State Govt. Jobs or Educational Institutions.
  2. Be sure that you do not belong to creamy layer. Your OBC certificate must also have a clear mention that you belong to non-creamy layer.

  3. OBC certificate has to be as per the proper format prescribed by Govt.of India (available in our website). In case your certificate is too old and not as per format, please gets a new one issued by a competent authority. At the time of verification of the caste certificate at our end, at the time of recruitment or at any stage after that, if it is found out that the candidate has obtained reservation benefits by submitting, false/ incorrect certificate/information; he/she would not be considered for further selection process/ be terminated from the service of Indian Oil immediately