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How To Get Digital Caste Certificate Number West Bengal 2024

A few years back, the Backward Classes Welfare Department of the Government of West Bengal started providing Digital caste certificates instead of the manual ones that were previously provided.

New Digital Numbers were also assigned to most of the old or manual caste certificates that were already present.


If you belong to the Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), or Other Backward Class (OBC) category in West Bengal you or anyone you know must have a caste certificate. However, there is a chance that the caste certificate they have is old or manual and doesn’t have the new digital caste certificate number.

In this article, you will get to know the following points on how to find the new digital number of an old or manual caste certificate,

Let’s see the process in detail.

Details required find digital caste certificate number in West Bengal

You will need the following details to get your new Digital Caste Certificate number,

  1. Old or manual caste certificate number
  2. Year of issue
  3. Issuing Authority


Steps to get digital caste certificate number in West Bengal

To get your new digital caste certificate number,

Step 1: Go to the official website

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Official website of the West Bengal caste certificate
  1. First, go to the official website of the West Bengal caste certificate at
  2. Next, on the homepage, click on the ‘Applicant’ option.
  3. Next, click on the ‘Check Certificate’ option.
  4. A new page will open.

(Direct link to the page)

Step 2: Enter old or manual certificate details

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The ‘View Certificate Details’ search page
  1. On the new page, enter the old certificate number.
  2. Next, select the ‘Year of Issue’ and ‘Issuing Authority’ from the dropdowns.
  3. You can also enter your name along with the ‘Date of Issue’.
  4. Next, click on the ‘Search’ button.


Step 3: Check digital caste certificate number

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SC/ST/OBC Certificate details page
  1. The details of your caste certificate will appear on your screen.
  2. Here you will get to see both your old/manual certificate number and your new digital certificate number.
  3. It will be located just above the manual number.

By following these steps you can easily check your new digital caste certificate number online.

In case you don’t have a Digital Caste certificate number for your old certificate, you can apply online for the digitization of your manual caste certificate.

Click to know the steps to apply for caste certificate digitization.

The West Bengal government has made it easier to download your digital caste certificate online through their official website

You can do that by following the steps given in the article below.

Click to know the steps to download your caste certificate PDF

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Disclaimer: The Information provided above is for educational purposes only. The images used are for representative purposes only.