CASTE CERTIFICATE: – its Meaning, Procedure, Uses, etc.

CASTE CERTIFICATE: - its Meaning, Procedure, Uses, etc.

CASTE CERTIFICATE: – its Meaning, Procedure, Uses, etc.


 During the ancient time’s people were very orthodox there was a caste Hierarchy so we need a caste certificate and these are as follows: ( 1) Brahmin.  (2). Kshatriyas. (3). Vaishyas. (4). Shudras.

  1. Brahmins: 
    Brahmins were always on the top above all other Caste. During the period of kings who were ruling the Hindustan Brahmins held special positions in the kingdom, they advised the kings before passing any judgment. During older times That is during Mahabharatha Times Brahmins Taught the younger prince by teaching them in their gurukul.
    Before British Rule Begin in India there was a Caste issue all over India because Brahmin thought they were superior authority who is a direct connector of God and they are the people who can talk and understand what God wants to say. They discriminate about the Caste system and they don’t allow other people to enter the shrine.
  2. Kshatriyas:
    Kshatriyas are in the second Hierarchy they belong to the kingdom of kings. They were people who used to give justice to the people who were residents near the kingdom. Brahmins tried to manipulate the kings by teaching them the wrong thing.
    Kshatriyas are known to be warriors and according to Hindu scriptures Brahmins cannot be Kshatriyas and kashaya cannot be called Brahmins and if Kshatriyas lie to the brahmins then the Kshatriyas are cursed whatever wrong they have done
  3. Vaishyas:
    Vaishyas are Traders and Businessman and they come under the Third Hierarchy  of  Caste System in India these are the people who were not allowed to be touched by the Brahmins or go inside the temple and touch the idols of God and Goddesses
    As we all know The social Reformer in India such as Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayanand Saraswati did many great things to remove the Caste System in India and everyone should be treated equally Temples should be opened for all and  not just to Brahmins  and Kshatriyas
  4. Shudras:
    Shudras or untouchables are the people who are lowest among all the hierarchy. No one touches the Shudras or they will be polluted this is what was said and till now it is believed by many orthodox people in India. Brahmins never allowed Shudras to enter the temples
    Many People fought against untouchability and one of them was Dr. BR Ambedkar and another one was Mahatma Gandhi but these Two people had Two different thoughts Ambedkar told Shudras are the son of the soil  and Mahatma Gandhi told Shudras cannot be referred to as untouchables they are to be referred to as Harijans


During Pre Independence time Freedom struggle there was Mahatama Gandhi , Jamnalal Bajaj and Bhimrao Ambedkar who fought for the upliftment of untouchables this made for the people to realize that they are the people who are fighting for the betterment people started trusting them at large.

Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar burnt down Manusmriti and he was the person who gathered people and took them to the well and forcefully went opened the well for all & the Kalika Mata Mandir which was in Nashik were also opened.

The British Government tried to make stop all this before the First War of Independence but after seeing people revenging to going against Hindu culture.

Matama Gandhi tried to open the eyes of the people not to use violence to get their independence but to use non-voilence to get independence.

Jamnalal Bajaj was Businessman and was working for the social cause he was the person who opened up the temple gates of his family temple for all caste of people at large.


During post Independence period Laws were made Constitution was prepared that is it was drafted by none other than Dr. BR Ambedkar in that he added the Right to Equality(Article. 14 -18)

It said it has five heads and the following are:

When the Constitution was drafted by the Constitution Committee headed by the Chairman By Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar and to complete the constitution it took 2 years 11 months and 17 days. Our main aim is to focus on Equality and according to Dr. Ambedkar who was most concerned about people who were from the depressed classes.

Dr. Ambedkar’s focus was on whichever Religion or Race or Caste or Sex or Place of Birth they Belong to, they Should be Treated Equally without any discrimination.

If they go to many places such as public Restaurants or Hotels or public Entertainment or if they use Wells or Tanks or Bathing Ghats or Roads and Places of Public Resorts they should be allowed to enter and Should be Treated with Respect.

If people who are are Handicaped (Divyang) they should also be treated with respect and in all public transport such as Train & Bus they have reserved seats as they are Treated with Equality.

  1. Equality before the law (Art. 14)
  2. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, or place of birth (Art. 15)
  3. Equality of opportunity in matters of public employment (Art. 16)
  4. Abolition of untouchability (Art. 17)
  5. Abolition of titles (Art. 18)

Religious or racial disabilities in connection with access to shops, hotels, wells, tanks, etc.

Law was prepared by the committee for the people who were from low caste category they have access to all the places and they should be treated in the equally no person are not big or small rich or poor facility should be given to every person no discrimination should be made.

Places such as entry into Shops or public restaurants or hotels or entering into wells for drinking or having access to bathing in the place where any person has a bath or wash clothes people should not be discriminated against there.

People of any caste should have access to Roads or watching films in theater in this places people should not have any problem.

CASTE CERTIFICATE: - its Meaning, Procedure, Uses, etc.


It avails the privileges of people who belong to a Scheduled Caste and other privileges are on Government Services, Waiving of the college fees, admission in schools and colleges, quotas in an educational institution, applying for jobs that are in government jobs, and so on.

The Statutory lists of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are shown in the Article 341 and 342 of the Indian constitution, were notified for the first time under the Constitution(Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950.

Article 46 of the Constitution of India gives an idea of people who belong to the Weaker Section of the Society and people who belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes are added by the Constitution Makers.      

Uses of Caste Certificate:

Caste Certificate is used in government offices and private offices in filing the forms for Exams and UPSC and MPSC Exams and getting jobs in the public sector and because of this people don’t get admission in college or jobs which they like as BR Ambedkar had said that he just needs 10 years and after 10 years his community people will prosper but after BR Ambedkar death Caste certificate doubled up many people who don’t belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes are faking their Caste Certificate.

In current Scenario people are using other tactics for reservation of other communities so that they get their Caste Certificate.


Nowadays we get forms of the Caste Certificate either Online and Offline or from the concerned local office in the City/Town/Village, Which is usually the office of SDM(Sub- Divisional Magistrate) or of the Tehsil or Revenue Department.

Proof of Residence is required & an Affidavit is required stating that I belong to Scheduled Caste, and the specified Court Stamp fees are required at the time of the Application.

The Procedure for applying for Caste Certificate are as follows, first of all, we get the form through online mode and offline mode as well or from government office near our Area or from Town or Village the office where we get the forms are Sub- Division Magistrate Office or from Tehsil or Revenue Department.

We have to provide our Residential proof that we are the Citizen of India and that I belong to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribes and We have to provide an Affidavit to prove our self.

If any illegal activity is done on our behalf then we have to face the consequences because there are people who are making fake Caste Certificates to get through their admission Schools and Colleges and to get Jobs in Government Offices and so on.



  1. Post Independence: Right to Equality Five Points is taken from The Constitution of Indian pg 32 last paragraph.
  2. Religious or racial disabilites taken from The Constitution of India pg 39 last paragraph.
  3. Meaning , uses, and procedure Reference is taken from Why is Caste Certificate and Wgy is it needed?

Article by – Megh Shetty

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