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List of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe and OBCs in West Bengal

There is no age bar in respect of the issue of SC/ST certificates. Age bar in respect of the issuance of OBC certificates has also been lifted.

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SC /ST / OBC certificates (caste certificates) are issued by SDOs in all Sub- Divisions. In Kolkata, such certificates are issued by DWO, Kolkata. Caste certificates for SC & ST are issued in terms of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Identification) Act, 1994. OBC certificates are issued in terms of Govt. Notification No. 347-TW / EC dated 13-07-1994.

There is no age bar in respect of the issue of SC/ST certificates. Age bar in respect of the issuance of OBC certificates has also been lifted.

Procedure for issue of caste certificates for SC ST/OBC as specified in the Act, Rule, and Notifications etc. has been recently been compiled and comprehensive guidelines have been issued.

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Scheduled Castes in West Bengal

1.BAGDI, DULEY31.KAUR
2.BAHELIA32.KEOT, KEYOT
3.BAITI33.KHAIRA
4.BANTAR34.KHATIK
5.BAURI35.KOCH
6.BELDAR36.KONAI
7.BHOGTA37.KONWAR
8.BHUIMALI38.KOTAL
9.BHUIYA39.KURARIAR
10.BIND40.LALBEGI
11.CHAMAR, CHARMAKAR, MOCHI, MUCHI, RABIDS, RUIDAS, RISHI41.LOHAR
12.CHAUPAL42.MAHAR
13.DABGAR43.MAL
14.DAMAI (NEPALI)44.MALLAH
15.DHOBA, DHOBI45.MUSAHAR
16.DOAI46.NAMASUDRA
17.DOM, DHANGAD47.NAT
18.DOSADH, DUSADH, DHARI, DHARHI48.NUNIYA
19.GHASI49.PAILYA
20.GONRHI50.PAN, SAWASI
21.HALALKHOR50.PASI
22.HARI, MEHTAR, METHOR, BHANGI, BALMIKI52.PATNI
23.JALIA KAIBARTTA53.POD, POUNDRA
24.JHALA MALO, MALO54.RAJBANSHI
25.KADAR55.RAJWAR
26.KAMI (NEPALI)56.SARKI (NEPALI)
27.KANDRA57.SUNRI (Excluding SAHA)
28.KANJAR58.TIYAR
29.KAORA59.TURI
30.KARENGA, KORANGA60.CHAIN**

* Deleted vide the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2016 dated 9th May, 2016, New Delhi (The Gazette of India)

** Area restriction removed vide “The Constitution (Scheduled Caste) Order (Amendment) Act, 2016” published in the Gazette of India dated 09-05-2016.


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Scheduled Tribes

1.ASUR21.KORWA
2.BAIGA22.LEPCHA
3.BEDIA, BEDIYA23.LODHA, KHERIA, KHARIA
4.BHUMIJ24.LOHARA, LOHRA
5.BHUTIA, SHERPA, TOTO, DUKPA, KAGATAY, TIBETAN, YOLMO25.MAGH
6.BIRHOR26.MAHALI
7.BIRJIA27.MAHLI
8.CHAKMA28.MAL PAHARIYA
9.CHERO29.MECH
10.CHIK BARAIK30.MRU
11.GARO31.MUNDA
12.GOND32.NAGESIA
13.GORAIT33.ORAON
14.HAJANG34.PARHAIYA
15.HO35.RABHA
16.KARMALI36.SANTAL
17.KHARWAR37.SAURIA PAHARIA
18.KHOND38.SAVAR
19.KISAN39.LIMBU
20.KORA40.TAMANG
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OBCs recognized by Govt of West Bengal

List of Other Backward Classes (O.B.C.) – Category wise

Recognized by Govt. of West Bengal

Sl.MORE BACKWARD (Category-A)Sl.BACKWARD (Category-B)
1Abdal (Muslim)*1Baishya Kapali
2Baidya Muslim*2Bansi Barman
3Basni / Bosni (Muslim)*3Barujibi
4Beldar Muslim*4Betkar (Bentkar)
5Bepari / Byapari Muslim*5Bhar
6Bhatia Muslim*6Bharbhuja
7Muslim Bhatiyara*7Bhujel
8Chowduli (Muslim)*8Bungchheng
9Muslim Chutor Mistri*9Chasatti (Chasa)
10Muslim Dafadar*10Chitrakar
11Dhukre (Muslim)*11Scheduled Castes converts to Christianity and their progeny
12Dhunia*12Devanga
13Fakir, Sain*13Dewan
14Gayen (Muslim)*14Dhimal
15Ghosi (Muslim)*15Gangot
16Hajjam (Muslim)*16Goala, Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope,
Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav)
17Hawari, Dhobi (other than those included in the list of Scheduled Castes)*17Hele / Halia / Chasi-Kaibartta, Das Kaibartta
18Muslim Jamadar*18Kahar
19Jolah (Ansari-Momin)*19Kansari
20Muslim Kalander*20Kapali
21Kan (Muslim)*21Karani
22Kasai*22Karmakar
23Khotta Muslim*23Keori / Koiri
24Muslim Laskar*24Khen (Non-Bania category)
25Mahaldar (Muslim)*25Kumbhakar
26Majhi / Patni Muslim*26Kurmi
27Mal Muslim*27Malakar
28Mallick*28Mangar
29Midde*29Moira (Halwai), Modak (Halwai)
30Muslim Molla*30Nagar
31Muchi / Chamar Muslim*31Napit
32Muslim Barujibi / Barui*32Nembang
33Muslim Biswas*33Newar
34Muslim Haldar*34Rai (including Chamling)
35Muslim Mali, Faraji (Muslim)*35Raju
36Muslim Mandal*36Sampang
37Muslim Piyada*37Sarak
38Muslim Sanpui/Sapui*38Satchasi
39Nashya-Sekh*39Shankakar
40Muslim Nehariya*40Sunuwar
41Nikari (Muslim)*41Sutradhar
42Patidar*42Swarnakar
43Muslim Penchi*43Tamboli / Tamali
44Muslim Rajmistri*44Tanti, Tantubaya
45Rayeen (Kunjra)*45Teli, Kolu
46Muslim Sardar*46Thami
47Shershabadia*47Turha
48Siuli (Muslim)*48Yogi, Nath
49Tutia (Muslim)*49Muslim Darji / Ostagar / Idrishi*
50Dhanuk50Dhali (Muslim)*
51Jogi51Pahadia Muslim*
52Khandait52Tal-Pakha Benia*
53Kosta / Kostha53Adaldar (Muslim)*
54Lakhera/Laahera54Aku nji/Akan/Akhan (Muslim)*
55Roniwar55Bag (Muslim)*
56Sukli56Chaprashi (Muslim)*
57Bhangi (Muslim)*57Churihar*
58Dhatri/Dai/Dhaity (Muslim)*58Daptari (Muslim)*
59Gharami (Muslim)*59Dewan (Muslim)*
60Ghorkhan*60Dhabak (Muslim)*
61Goldar/Golder (Muslim)*61Gazi (Muslim), Par (Muslim)*
62Halsana (Muslim)*62Khan (Muslim)*
63Kayal (Muslim)*63Sadhukhan (Muslim)*
64Naiya (Muslim)*64Majhi
65Shikari/Sikari (Muslim)*65Malita/Malitha/Malitya (Muslim)*
66Sekh/Seikh*66Mistri (Muslim)*
67Bayen (Muslim)*67Paik (Muslim)*
68Bhuiya/Bhunya (Muslim)*68Pailan (Muslim)*
69Borah / Bara / Bora (Muslim)*69Purkait (Muslim)*
70Gorey (Muslim)*70Sana (Muslim)*
71Hati (Muslim)*71Sareng (Muslim)*
72Jatuya (Muslim)*72#Omitted
73Khondekar/Khonkar (Muslim)*73Sarkar (Muslim)*
74Pahar (Muslim)*74Shah (Shah/Sahaji)*
75Raptan (Muslim)*75Tarafdar (Muslim)*
76Kalwar76Gavara
77Atta (Muslim)*77Mouli (Muslim)*
78Khansama*78Sepai (Muslim)*
79Hawaikar (Muslim)*79Baradi (Muslim)*
80Khajonkriya / Khajankriya (Muslim)*80Dalal (Muslim)*
81Hazari (Muslim)*81Hoseni Goyala (Muslim)*
  82Khalashi (Muslim)*
  83Kichni (Muslim)*
  84Mukti/Mufti (Muslim)*
  85Kalal/Iraqi*
  86Sarala/Sarwala (Muslim)*
  87Bagani (Muslim)*
  88Bhandari (Muslim)*
  89Katha (Muslim)*
  90Mudi / Mehedi (Muslim)*
  91Sahana (Muslim)*
  92Kazi/Kaji/Quazi/Quaji (Muslim)*
  93Kotal (Muslim)*
  94Gurung
  95Layek (Muslim)*
  96Khas
  97Shikder/Shikdar/Sikder/Sikdar (Muslim) *
    

*Indicate Muslim communities amongst the OBCs

Source: Govt of West Bengal

Connected Laws:

THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED CASTES) ORDER, 1950

  1. West Bengal Scheduled Castes Advisory Council Act, 2017
  2. West Bengal Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes (Identification) Act, 1994
  3. West Bengal Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Vacancies in services And Posts) Act, 1976
  4. West Bengal Scheduled Castes Development And Finance Corporation Act, 1976
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Court Cases

Bir Singh Vs. Delhi Jal Board & Ors. – Supreme Court Held:- A person notified as a Scheduled Caste in State ‘A’ cannot claim the same status in another State on the basis that he is declared as a Scheduled Caste in State ‘A’……” [ HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE N.V. RAMANA, HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE R. BANUMATHI, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE MOHAN M. SHANTANAGOUDAR, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE S. ABDUL NAZEER ]


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