How to get Caste Certificate in Kerala ?

Caste certificate is an official statement provided to the citizen by the state government confirming his/her caste.

A Caste Certificate is the proof of one’s belonging to a particular caste, especially in case one belongs to any of the ‘Scheduled Castes’, ‘Scheduled Tribe’ and the Backward Class as specified in the Indian Constitution. To be able to avail the privileges reserved for a particular caste, a citizen belonging to the caste must be in possession of a valid Caste Certificate. Caste certificate is issued for SC/ST Applicants only, for others (General) community certificate is issued.

Documents Required

Following are the supporting documents required for getting Caste Certificate in Kerala.

  • Application in the prescribed format.

  • Court fee stamp of Rs 5 on the application form (except SC/ST).

  • Ration Card

  • SSLC Certificate

  • Electoral ID Card/Photo ID Card

  • Other documents as necessitated:

    • For children of mixed caste marriages caste certificate of either of the parents

    • Migrant Persons born and bought up in another District/ Taluk, report from that District/ Taluk.

    • For people born and bought up in other states, a certificate from the respective place.

    • If Converted: Relevant gazette advertisement 

    • For Conversions: Shudhi certificate by authorized authorities 

    • For SIUC: Certificate from Bishop

    • Adopted Children: Proof of Caste of father and adoption

Edistrict Registration

Caste Certificate can be applied online through E-District portal . For this, you need to register in Edistrict portal.Follow the below steps to register in Edistrict portal.

Caste Certificate Kerala Edistrict Portal Apply Online Registration

  • Click on "New Portal User Creation".

  • Enter the required details about yourself including your Mobile Number and Aadhaar number.

Caste Certificate Kerala Edistrict Portal Apply Online Registration Details

  • Enter login name and password along with Password recovery question and answer.

  • Enter the captcha and Click on "I agree".

  • Click on Validate and then on Register. Now you can login in to e-district portal.

One Time Registration

One time Registration is pre-requisite for applying for certificate from e-district portal. Follow the below steps to complete One Time Registration.

Caste Certificate Kerala Apply Online One Time Registration

  • Enter the details about the person for whom service is sought such as applicant's present address, permanent address etc.

Caste Certificate Kerala Apply Online One Time Registration Details

  • Once you have entered all the required details, click on "Check Duplicate" button.This will find out if you have already registered through Akshaya centres or so and enable you to pick the details.

  • After successful duplicate check, the "Submit" button will be enabled. Click the "Submit" button to register.

  • The registered details can be edited later by clicking ‘Edit Registration’. 

Apply Online

Follow the below steps to apply online for Caste Certificate in Kerala.

Caste Certificate Kerala Apply Online

  • Choose the Edistrict Register No. of person for whom the application is required.

Caste Certificate Kerala Online Application

  • Select the Certificate type as "Caste"

  • Select the purpose of certificate and other relevant details.

  • Click on Save.

  • Upload the supporting documents. Only PDF files can be attached. Maximum size of PDF is 100KB per page.

  • Make the required payment.

  • Once payment is made, the applicant will be redirected to the receipt page. Take print out of this receipt and application for future purpose.

Track Status

Follow the below steps to track the status of your Caste certificate in Kerala.

Caste Certificate Kerala Apply Online Track Status

  • Choose "From Date" and "To Date". Click on "Go".

Caste Certificate Kerala Apply Online Track Status Transaction History

  • Now you can see the list all your requests.

  • Click on View Status.

Download Caste Certificate

If your application is approved, you will get an SMS informing that your caste certificate is issued. Follow the below steps to download the caste certificate in Kerala. 

  • Login to Kerala E-District portal.

  • Click on Transaction History

  • Choose "From Date" and "To Date". Click on "Go"

  • Now you can see the list all your requests.

  • Click on View Status.

  • Status will be displayed as "Approved".

Caste Certificate Kerala Download Online

  • Click on "Print" next to it to download the Caste Certificate.

Apply Offline

  • Visit the Village Office or the nearest Akshaya Centre in your area.

  • Fill the Caste Certificate Application Form

  • Submit the Application along with the supporting documents.

Issuing Authority

  • Tahsildar issues the Caste Certificate in Kerala.

Time Required

  • Caste certificate will be issued 7 days from the date of application.

Charges

If you are obtaining the service from Akshaya Centre, your charges will be

  • Genaral Category- Rs 25 + Rs 3(Printing/Scanning) /page

  • Priority ration card- Rs 20 + Rs 3(Printing/Scanning) /page

  • SC/ST Category- Rs 10 + Rs 3(Printing/Scanning) /page

Validity

  • Caste certificate in Kerala will be valid for 3 year.

Application Forms