Earlier an original certificate was required for every application.
Caste certificates are issued to the SC, ST, BC and OBC categories.
This certificate is used for education and employment purpose.
Certificate is issued based on the revenue enquiry. This information
can be obtained from the MPHS database. Nativity and Residency
certificates are being issued by MRO. This certificate is used for the purpose of
education, passport, and issue of Ration card. The person who
requires the certificate applies to the MRO. The MRO marks it
to the RI for verification. The verification is done by Panchayat
Secretary and crosschecked by RI. After verification the Certificate
is issued by MRO. The details of the certificates are maintained
in the form of a register. A separate register is maintained for
each type of certificate. This information can be obtained from
the MPHS database.
a integrated Certificate is being issued for Caste, Date
of Birth and Nativity, thus reducing a lot of extra work. In G.O.M.S.No.
272 Revenue (Ser. III) Department, dt.14-3-96, Govt. have issued
orders introducing the system of issuance of Permanent and Integrated
Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates to SCs, STs
and BCs in the Form prescribed (i.e.,) in Form-III by the Competent
Authorities viz., Dist. Collector, Revenue Divisional Officer
/ Mandal Revenue Officer as the case may be from the academic
Yea 1996-97. The printed forms of Permanent and Integrated Community,
Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates and the Registers to be
maintained by the village Administrative Officers and Mandal Revenue
Officers were already supplied to the Mandal Revenue Officers
and Revenue Divisional Officers in the District.
Act (Act. No. 16 0f 1993) to Regulate the issue of Community Certificate
relating to the persons belonging to the SCs, STs and matters
connected there with or incidental there to was passed and the
same was came into force w.e.f 15-5-97.
have also framed the Rules in G.O.Ms.No.58 SW (J) Department dt.
viz., the A.P. (SCs, STs and BCs) Issue of Community, Nativity
and Date of Birth Certificates Rules, 1997 regulating the procedure
of issuance of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate
to the SCs, STs and BCs and also for verification of social status
claims of the individuals. These rules came into force with effect
COMPETENT AUTHORITIES :
have notified the authorities in Column (2) of the Annexure-I
of the Rules within their territorial jurisdiction as “Competent
Authorities” for the issue of Community, Nativity and Date of
Birth Certificates declaring the persons as belonging either to
SCs and STs and as per notification of the Government of India
and to BCs in accordance with the notification of the Government
of Andhra Pradesh, issued from time to time.
The following are the Competent Authorities
to issue certificates of eligibility in terms of Caste Community
and Creamy layer: Collector & District Magistrate. Addl. District
Magistrate/ Deputy Commissioner/Addl. Dy. Commissioner/ Deputy
Collector/1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/ Sub Divisional Magistrate
/ Taluk Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Asst.Commissioner
(not below the rank of 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate).
Chief Presidency Magistrate / Addl.Chief
Presidency Magistrate/ President Magistrate.
Revenue Officer not below the rank of
Tahsildar/ Mandal Revenue Officer.
Sub Divisional Officer of the area where
the candidate and/ or his family normally resides.
Format of application
for issue of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate
to STs shall be in Form-I and in respect of SCs and BCs in Form-II
of the Rules
notice for verification and enquiry by competent AUTHORITY:
to the applicant for verification shall be issued in Form-IV of
the Rules by the Competent Authority (i.e.,) Mandal Revenue Officer/Revenue
Divisional Officer and Collector as the case may be.
Validity of certificate :
Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate issued by the
Competent Authority in accordance with the provisions of the Act
and Rules, shall be a permanent one as per Rule 16 of the Rules,
Procedure for verification and
issue of community, nativity and date of birth certificates by
the competent AUTHORITIES:
Salient points of procedure envisaged in the Rules of verification
and issue of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate
to the applicants are as follow:
for issue of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate
shall be submitted in the prescribed Form-I/II to the MRO/RDO
(Competent Authority) as the case may be well in advance (i.e.)
six months, as far as possible particularly for seeking admission
to the educational institution or appointment to a post as per
case of minor, the Parent/guardian shall submit application form
as mentioned above as per Rule 4(b).
ensuring that the application is in order, the Competent Authority
shall give the acknowledgement slip appended to Form-I/II to the
applicant as per Rule 5(a).
Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates shall be issued in Form-III
within 30 days of the receipt of the applications in Form-I/II
by the Mandal Revenue Officer/R.D.O., if he is satisfied with
the correctness of the information/documents/evidence furnished
by the applicant as per Rule 5(a).
the MRO/RDO feels that further enquiries are necessary, he shall
conduct such enquiry after issuing notice in Form-IV to the Parent/Guardian/Applicant
and examine following persons and records as per Rule 5(b).
Birth Registration Certificate, if any.
In the case of tribals their Anthropological
and anthological Traits, deity, rituals, customs, mode of marriage,
death ceremonies/methods of burial of dead bodies etc.,
Examination of Parent/Guardian or Applicant
in relation to their community.
The notice in Form-IV should be given
with a clear interval of 15 days from the date of receipt of the
notice by the parent/applicant/guardian to attend the enquiry.
If the person who received notice fails
to respond on the date of enquiry fixed, the MRO/RDO may reject
or confirm the claim of the person based on the document/evidence
available with the MRO/RDO as per Rule 5(d).
MRO/RDO should give reasonable opportunity
to the applicant/parent/guardian to produce evidence in support
of their claim as per Rule 5(e).
A Public notice by beat of drum or any
other convenience may have to be published in the village or locality
of the applicant/parent/guardian and the objections if any received
from any person or association may have to be considered by the
MRO/RDO as per Rule 5(e).
The MRO/RDO shall refer the cases of
doubtful claims to the Joint Collector & Chairman of the Scrutiny
Committee formed at the District level u/r 8 for the recommendations
of the Committee with regard to the issue and genuiness of the
Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates obtained and
as applied for by the claimants. On receipt of recommendations
of the Scrutiny Committee, the MRO/RDO shall accordingly confirm
or reject the claims of the applicants.
and functions of scrutiny committee at district LEVEL:
The powers and functions of scrutiny
Committee in respect of cases of doubtful claims are enumerated
under Rule 8(d) to (7) and 8(e) of the Rules, 1997. The cases
of fraudulent claims shall be disposed off as per the procedure
laid down under Rule 9(1) to (7) of the Rules, 1997. Complaints
are to be dealt with Rule 10 of the Rules.
As per Rule 19, if the last date for
admission to an Educational Institution or appointment to an officer/post
is getting expired, and there is delay in finalising the enquiry
and issuing of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate
by the MRO/RDO, then the MRO/RDO may have to inform to the concerned
to admit/appoint the candidate on the basis of declaration given
by the candidate/parent/guardian before the MRO/RDO, in Form-I/II
and as per Rule 5 for the issuance of the Community, Nativity
and Date of Birth Certificate. Such admission or appointment shall
only be provisional and valid for three months from the date of
the communication by the MRO/RDO to the concerned and shall cease
to be valid after issuance of the Community, Nativity and Date
of Birth Certificate by the MRO/RDO.
for cancellation of false/bogus community CERTIFICATE:
U/s 5 of the Act read with Rule 9(9)
of the Rules, the Collector is competent to cancel the false/bogus
community certificate except in respect of Bariki(SC) Community
certificate after following the due procedure envisaged in the
Act and Rules. In respect of false/bogus Bariki S.C. Community,
Government is competent to cancel such certificate.
Under Rule 10 of the Rules, 1997 an
appeal shall lie to the District Collector within thirty (30)
days from the date of receipt of rejection orders on the application
for Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificate passed by
the Competent Authority. In case of Bariki Caste, the appeal shall
lie to the Government against the orders of the District Collector.
against the cancellation orders passed by the district collector
u/s 5(1) of the act 16 of 1993:
Review shall be taken up by the Government
on an application filed by any person aggrieved by an order passed
by the District Collector U/s 5(1) of the Act, within 30 (thirty)
days of receipt of that order, if it is passed by the District
Collector under any mistake, whether of fact or law or ignorance
of any material fact.
U/r 12 of the Rules, 1997, Government
shall entertain Revision either sue-moto or on an application
filed by any person aggrieved by the orders issued by the Authority
authorised under Rules, 1997 as a Revision Petition, within 60
days of the communication of the order passed under these Rules
and pass appropriate orders in accordance with the provisions
contained in Section 8 of the Act 16 of 1993.
of jurisdiction of civil COURTS:
As per Rule 13 of the Rules, no Civil
Court shall have jurisdiction in respect of any order passed by
any Officer or authority under the Act and no stay or injunction
shall be granted by a court in respect of any action taken or
to be taken by such Officer or authority under the Act in pursuance
or any power conferred by or under the Act as provided in Section
17 of the Act.
Extension of benefits of
the Children born of Inter - Caste Marriages:
Government sanctioned incentives and
non-Statutory educational concessions like Scholarships, Hostel
facilities, fee concessions etc., to the Children born of inter-caste
marriages on the basis of the caste of either of the parent which
is beneficial to the child [G.O.Ms.No.371 EMP & SW B2/Dept.
Status of Children born to the Inter-caste
married couple one of whom belongs to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled
The crucial test to determine the caste
of a child born out of wedlock in which one of the spouses belongs
to SC/ST community as a member of their community is, to determine
whether the child has been brought up and accepted as SC/ST as
member of their SC/ST community. Even if a mother of the child
is a SC/ST community member, it is possible that the community
of his father accepts the child and brought up in the surroundings
of his father’s relations. In that case such child cannot be treated
as a member of SC/ST community. Similarly when the mother belongs
to higher caste and the father belongs to lower caste irrespective
of the fact whether the mother or father is a member of such community
then he has to be treated as a member of SC/ST community and would
be entitled to receive benefits as such.
[Guide-lines issued by the Government of
India, Ministry of Home Affairs ND in its letter No.39/37/73/SCT
I, dated 4-3-1975.
The Govt. have provided reservation
of 27% of the vacancies in Civil Posts and Services in the Govt.
of India to be filled up through direct recruitment for persons
belonging to the Other Backward Classes, subject to the exclusion
of the socially advanced persons/sections known as the “Creamy
Layer” Candidates belonging to the OBCs recruited on the basis
of merit shall not be adjusted against the reservation quota.
Reservation would apply to all vacancies for which recruitment
is commenced from September 8, 1993. Please see for detailed instructions
laid down in Govt.Lr.No.36012/22/93 Estt.(SCT) Govt. of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dept., of
Personnel & Training, New Delhi dt 8-9-93 communicated with
Collector’s endorsement (M) R.Dis.No.256/94/C5 dt. 14-4-94.
The rule of exclusion of “Creamy Layer”
is applicable to the Son(s) and Daughter(s) of the persons as
mentioned in the Schedule of G.O.I.Lr.No.36012/22/93 Estt.(SCT)
holding Constitutional Positions
either of whom is a Class-I Officer.
both of whom are Class-II Officers.
either or both of whom are in the rank of Colonel and above in
the Army or hold equivalent position in the Navy, Air force and
the Para Military Forces.
owning irrigated land that is equal to or more than 85% of the
ceiling interms of irrigated area as laid down by the State Land
having gross annual income of Rs.1.00 lakhs or above or possessing
wealth above the exemption limit as prescribed in the wealth Tax
Act for a period of 3 consecutive years. Income from Salaries
or agricultural land shall not be clubbed.
benefit of reservation is extended in the first phase, to the
castes and communities that are common to the lists of the Mandal
Commission report as well as the State Govt. lists. The Lists
of OBCs of AP have been published in Gazette of India, extraordinary