Apply for Scheduled Caste Certificate

Last Updated on: May 13, 2022

Apply for Scheduled Caste Certificate


  • Proof of Indian Citizenship
  • Proof of Permanent Residency of Assam
  • Proof of belonging to a caste that is listed as Scheduled Caste of Assam


Scheduled castes are those castes/races in the country that suffer from extreme social, educational and economic backwardness arising out of age-old practice of untouchability and certain others on account of lack of infrastructure facilities and geographical isolation, and who need special consideration for safeguarding their interests and for their accelerated socio-economic development. These communities were notified as Scheduled Castes as per provisions contained in Clause 1 of Article 341 of the Constitution.

Eligibility Criteria

1. The Applicant should be a citizen of India.

2. He/She must be a permanent resident of Assam.

3. He/She must belong to a community that is recognized as a Scheduled Caste of Assam.

    Documents Required

    1. Permanent Resident Certificate or any other proof of residency

    2. SC Certificate of parents or any other supporting proof of caste status

    3. Affidavit by the applicant or parents of the applicant in lieu of (2) above

    4. Report of Gaonburah in case of rural areas/Ward Commissioner in case of urban areas (This may be skipped if parents of the applicant have already been issued SC certificates


      All application forms shall be received in the Office of the Deputy Commissioner. The application form and documents enclosed shall be scrutinized in detail at the time of receipt. Every application form shall be issued an acknowledgement receipt wherein the applicant shall have to be informed of the date of collecting the certificate. All applicants shall be issued their SC;certificates within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of their respective applications. Any objections/reasons for rejection of an application shall be communicated in writing to the concerned applicant within fifteen (15) days from the date of receipt of the application.

      However, if the designated officer is of the opinion that further enquiry is required, then the application shall be forwarded to the concerned Circle Officer/ARO or Autonomous Council authorities for enquiry and report which shall be completed within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the same. The whole process should be completed within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the application.