Caste Certificate: Tamil Nadu
system of issuing permanent Community Certificate was introduced in the year
1988 in Tamil Nadu for the reduction of unnecessary pressure on the persons and
also on the official machinery. This is valid for securing admission in all
Educational Institutions and other professional institutions and also for
system of issuing permanent Community Certificates will apply to the
institutions in Tamil Nadu coming under the control of the State Government. It
will not have any binding on the institutions of the Government of India, its
undertakings and other State Governments.
applicant can make the request to the Tahsildars with or without the
recommendation of the Revenue Inspectors/Village Administrative Officers.
Tahsildar will fix a time when the certificate shall be issued either by him or
by the Deputy Tahsildar. However, it may not exceed 15 days for all communities
except the Scheduled Tribes. For the Scheduled Tribes, the maximum limit is 30
list of applicants for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Certificates may be
published in the notice boards of Taluk and Panchayat Union Offices and
Panchayats and Chavadi in the Village concerned inviting objections from the
public before enquiry is made.
Community is determined with reference to the documents registered, Community
Certificates obtained earlier by the parents/relatives, school Certificates of
the person concerned or of parents, open inquiries in the village including the
members of the local body, verification of their place of residence, personal
inquiry of the applicant, etc.
Office under the Revenue Department