Caste Certificate: Karnataka
order to support the claim to avail the benefits of reservation in various
courses and jobs, applicants must furnish Caste Certificates issued by the
competent authority. In Karnataka, the Tahsildar, a Taluk level functionary, is
authorized to issue Caste Certificates.
need to submit an application furnishing the details of their caste, income and
other relevant information to the Taluk office, in whose jurisdiction the
candidate usually resides. The application submitted by the candidate would be
scrutinized by the caseworker in the Taluk office and would then be forwarded
to the concerned revenue official (Village Accountant in case of villages and
Revenue Inspector in case of urban areas). The revenue official verifies the
details of the application by visiting the candidate's place and submits a
report with a recommendation. The Tahsildar verifies the report and either
approves or disapproves the recommendation. Based on the Tahsildar's orders the
certificate/endorsement is issued to the applicant.
Village Accountant/Revenue Inspector, as the case may be, the Tahsildar and the
Caseworker at the Taluk office.
the relevant supporting documents to substantiate the claim made by the
applicant are to be enclosed.