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Apply In-Person:

  1. In order to apply for Non-Creamy Layer Certificate, the applicant has to approach their respective revenue office.
  2. Please go to their respective Village Officer office.
  3. Link for the office contact details: link Please select respective district buttton. User will reach respective district portal. Here select “Directory” menu OR “DIRECTORY > Revenue Officers” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > Who’s Who” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Wards and Panchayats” OR “DIRECTORY > PUBLICUTILITIES > Municipalities” as appropriate for the contact details.
  4. Go to the respective office.
  5. Collect the application form or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised.
  6. Application form can also be obtained from the following link:link please refer page 8
  7. Complete the application form. Attach the entire required document as per our “Required Documents” section and submit it to the designated receiving authority.
  8. After receiving the application, authorities will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place the application will be accepted with applicable fees as appropriate.
  9. Authorities will make entries about this application in the manual record or electronically using computer.
  10. Acknowledgement receipt will be given against every form received. So, collect it and please keep it safe for future reference.
  11. Applicant will be informed of the probable date of collecting the certificate.
  12. Designated authority will forward the application to the concerned designate authority for his report.
  13. The designated authority will verify the applicant’s details followed by field verification to create a report.
  14. This report will be sent back to the issuing authority.
  15. Based on the outcome of the above report and other internal processing the issuing authority will make a decision.
  16. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  17. If approved, the certificate will be hand delivered or sent through post to the address mentioned while applying or issued as per applicable norms.

Note :
  • Certificate will be despatched or handed over directly as per the request made while applying by the applicant. Mostly handover in office will be in practice to get counter signature from the applicant for the delivered certificate.
  • In case of any specialized classes that covers government subsidy and reservation, usually a notice will be propagated in the applicants residing area to see if there is any objection against the applicant arises.

Apply Online

  1. Use the following link to reach online portal. Link: link
  2. Applicant shall register using “New Portal user registration” link provided under “Portal User Login” from home page and complete the registration requirements and hit “Register” button to register.
  3. Once registered, user can use the login credentials in the login session and click “Login” button to login.
  4. Once login, applicant will reach a information page. Please click “Get Started” button to reach the dashboard.
  5. In the dashboard please select “Apply for a Certification” menu on the left side of the page.
  6. Applicant will get a page to process. Please select the required mandatory details as prompted. Under certificate type please select “Non-Creamy layer” from the drop down list.
  7. After the above selection process applicant will get online form. Please fill in the required details as per prompt and click “Submit Application” button at the bottom.
  8. Applicant will get a popup. Please click “Ok” button.
  9. Now applicant will reach attachment section. Please upload 5he required documents as per prompt and go to the payment section.
  10. Please pay using the applicable payment gateway option.
  11. Once all the above steps are completed, an acknowledgement will be provided. Please keep it safe for future reference.
  12. This application will be processed by the respective department as per how it will be processed in person.
  13. Applicant will get notification about the status on his registered mobile number provided while applying.
  14. Applicant shall download the certificate from the online portal where it was applied Or it will be delivered as per applicable norms.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form
  • Residence proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence / Any document or communication issued by any authority of Central Government, State Government or local bodies showing residential address / Any other documentary evidence in support of his address given in the declaration.)
  • Identity proof (ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence).
  • Income Certificate
  • Pay slip /salary Certificate (if employed)
  • Affidavit for caste
  • Proof of caste for self
  • Ration Card
  • Property tax receipt
  • Proof of caste of a relative as per requirement
  • If applicant migrated from other state / district, then caste certificate of applicant’s father issued by competent authority in that state /district as per requirement
  • If married women, a Proof of caste before marriage as per requirement
  • Self-declaration from the applicant.
  • Aadhaar Card
Note:Apart from the above documents authorities may ask for additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipal Corporation of Thiruvananthapuram,
Vikas Bhavan P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 033
Kerala, India,
Phone :- (0471) 2332085,
Fax :- 2336017
e-mail : [email protected]
Contact Link: Local body websites and link Please select respective district buttton. User will reach respective district portal. Here select “Directory” menu OR “DIRECTORY > Revenue Officers” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > Who’s Who” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Wards and Panchayats” OR “DIRECTORY > PUBLICUTILITIES > Municipalities” as appropriate for the contact details.



  • Applicant should be citizen of India.
  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of the respective state while applying.
  • Applicant must belong to community recognized as OBC/MOBC in the respective State and their annual income falls under 8 lakhs or as specified by the respective state government.
  • Applicant’s parents or any one of the parents must be working under Group C and D of the Central Government, and then they may apply.
  • If the individual works under Group B of the Central Government and if their parents do not have a steady source of income, then they may apply.
  • If the husband is a Central Government employee, his wife is eligible. It is to be noted that the wife’s parents must not have a steady source of income source, and then they may apply.


  • Please pay as authorities quote while applying.
  • Please pay the applicable Service Charge, Printing Charge and Scanning Charge
  • For online, please pay as per prompt while processing.


  • Valid for 1 year from the date of issuance.
  • Valid for mentioned period of time on the certificate (counted from the date of issuance of certificate)

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form can also be obtained from the following link: link please refer page 8


Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.

Processing Time[edit]

  • The whole process shall be completed within thirty (30) days of receipt of the application.

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  • Applicants belonging to castes that do not fall under the Central Government’s list of OBC category should not apply for this certificate.
  • Individuals who are a part of IPS, IAS, IFS designations cannot apply.
  • Do not submit fake documents as a proof to obtain this certificate.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.
  • In the event of any information provided by the applicant while applying for this certificate is being found false or incorrect or ineligible before or after the selection using this certificate, then the candidature / appointment is liable to be cancelled and the applicant shall be liable to such further action as may be provided under the law.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Father/Husbands Name
  • Sex (M/F)
  • Residential Address
  • Caste
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of Mother
  • Recent Passport size photograph
  • Date of application
  • Stamp paper


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Non-Creamy Layer Certificate is also known as Other Backward Class Certificate.
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate is a legal proof for the person to whom it is being issued.
  • Non-Creamy Layer Certificate is an important certificate to avail certain benefits provided by Government for the class of people derived under this category in education and employment opportunities for their betterment.
  • Students especially require this certificate to claim their seat in educational institution as per the quota.

Information which might help[edit]

  • This certificate can be used for several years.
  • An individual cannot change his / her caste once he/she issued the caste certificate. However, while converting into another religion, the class may change necessitating a new caste/community certificate.
NOTE : It is a punishable offence to try with fraudulent documents to get a community certificate

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.