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How To Get Digital Caste Certificate Number West Bengal 2023

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.

The old or manual caste certificates that were already present were also assigned new digital numbers.


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 process to know the new digital number of an old or manual caste certificate.

Let’s see the process in detail.

Steps to get new 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/manual certificate details

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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 new digital 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.

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

FAQs regarding new digital caste certificate number

How to get a new digital caste certificate number?

You can get the new digital certificate number by visiting the official website and going to the “View Certificate details” option.

What is the new digital caste certificate number?

The digital caste certificate number is a new number issued to all the caste certificates both new ones and existing manual certificates.

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