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

Page updated:-Nov 10, 2018

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.


Scheduled Castes

1.
BAGDI, DULEY
31.
KAUR
2.
BAHELIA
32.
KEOT, KEYOT
3.
BAITI
33.
KHAIRA
4.
BANTAR
34.
KHATIK
5.
BAURI
35.
KOCH
6.
BELDAR
36.
KONAI
7.
BHOGTA
37.
KONWAR
8.
BHUIMALI
38.
KOTAL
9.
BHUIYA
39.
KURARIAR
10.
BIND
40.
LALBEGI
11.
CHAMAR, CHARMAKAR, MOCHI, MUCHI, RABIDS, RUIDAS, RISHI
41.
LOHAR
12.
CHAUPAL
42.
MAHAR
13.
DABGAR
43.
MAL
14.
DAMAI (NEPALI)
44.
MALLAH
15.
DHOBA, DHOBI
45.
MUSAHAR
16.
DOAI
46.
NAMASUDRA
17.
DOM, DHANGAD
47.
NAT
18.
DOSADH, DUSADH, DHARI, DHARHI
48.
NUNIYA
19.
GHASI
49.
PAILYA
20.
GONRHI
50.
PAN, SAWASI
21.
HALALKHOR
50.
PASI
22.
HARI, MEHTAR, METHOR, BHANGI, BALMIKI
52.
PATNI
23.
JALIA KAIBARTTA
53.
POD, POUNDRA
24.
JHALA MALO, MALO
54.
RAJBANSHI
25.
KADAR
55.
RAJWAR
26.
KAMI (NEPALI)
56.
SARKI (NEPALI)
27.
KANDRA
57.
SUNRI (Excluding SAHA)
28.
KANJAR
58.
TIYAR
29.
KAORA
59.
TURI
30.
KARENGA, KORANGA
60.
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.


Scheduled Tribes

1.
ASUR
21.
KORWA
2.
BAIGA
22.
LEPCHA
3.
BEDIA, BEDIYA
23.
LODHA, KHERIA, KHARIA
4.
BHUMIJ
24.
LOHARA, LOHRA
5.
BHUTIA, SHERPA, TOTO, DUKPA, KAGATAY, TIBETAN, YOLMO
25.
MAGH
6.
BIRHOR
26.
MAHALI
7.
BIRJIA
27.
MAHLI
8.
CHAKMA
28.
MAL PAHARIYA
9.
CHERO
29.
MECH
10.
CHIK BARAIK
30.
MRU
11.
GARO
31.
MUNDA
12.
GOND
32.
NAGESIA
13.
GORAIT
33.
ORAON
14.
HAJANG
34.
PARHAIYA
15.
HO
35.
RABHA
16.
KARMALI
36.
SANTAL
17.
KHARWAR
37.
SAURIA PAHARIA
18.
KHOND
38.
SAVAR
19.
KISAN
39.
LIMBU
20.
KORA
40.
TAMANG

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)

1

Abdal (Muslim)*

1

Baishya Kapali

2

Baidya Muslim*

2

Bansi Barman

3

Basni / Bosni (Muslim)*

3

Barujibi

4

Beldar Muslim*

4

Betkar (Bentkar)

5

Bepari / Byapari Muslim*

5

Bhar

6

Bhatia Muslim*

6

Bharbhuja

7

Muslim Bhatiyara*

7

Bhujel

8

Chowduli (Muslim)*

8

Bungchheng

9

Muslim Chutor Mistri*

9

Chasatti (Chasa)

10

Muslim Dafadar*

10

Chitrakar

11

Dhukre (Muslim)*

11

Scheduled Castes converts to Christianity and their progeny

12

Dhunia*

12

Devanga

13

Fakir, Sain*

13

Dewan

14

Gayen (Muslim)*

14

Dhimal

15

Ghosi (Muslim)*

15

Gangot

16

Hajjam (Muslim)*

16

Goala, Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope,
Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav)

17

Hawari, Dhobi (other than those included in the list of Scheduled Castes)*

17

Hele / Halia / Chasi-Kaibartta, Das Kaibartta

18

Muslim Jamadar*

18

Kahar

19

Jolah (Ansari-Momin)*

19

Kansari

20

Muslim Kalander*

20

Kapali

21

Kan (Muslim)*

21

Karani

22

Kasai*

22

Karmakar

23

Khotta Muslim*

23

Keori / Koiri

24

Muslim Laskar*

24

Khen (Non-Bania category)

25

Mahaldar (Muslim)*

25

Kumbhakar

26

Majhi / Patni Muslim*

26

Kurmi

27

Mal Muslim*

27

Malakar

28

Mallick*

28

Mangar

29

Midde*

29

Moira (Halwai), Modak (Halwai)

30

Muslim Molla*

30

Nagar

31

Muchi / Chamar Muslim*

31

Napit

32

Muslim Barujibi / Barui*

32

Nembang

33

Muslim Biswas*

33

Newar

34

Muslim Haldar*

34

Rai (including Chamling)

35

Muslim Mali, Faraji (Muslim)*

35

Raju

36

Muslim Mandal*

36

Sampang

37

Muslim Piyada*

37

Sarak

38

Muslim Sanpui/Sapui*

38

Satchasi

39

Nashya-Sekh*

39

Shankakar

40

Muslim Nehariya*

40

Sunuwar

41

Nikari (Muslim)*

41

Sutradhar

42

Patidar*

42

Swarnakar

43

Muslim Penchi*

43

Tamboli / Tamali

44

Muslim Rajmistri*

44

Tanti, Tantubaya

45

Rayeen (Kunjra)*

45

Teli, Kolu

46

Muslim Sardar*

46

Thami

47

Shershabadia*

47

Turha

48

Siuli (Muslim)*

48

Yogi, Nath

49

Tutia (Muslim)*

49

Muslim Darji / Ostagar / Idrishi*

50

Dhanuk

50

Dhali (Muslim)*

51

Jogi

51

Pahadia Muslim*

52

Khandait

52

Tal-Pakha Benia*

53

Kosta / Kostha

53

Adaldar (Muslim)*

54

Lakhera/Laahera

54

Aku nji/Akan/Akhan (Muslim)*

55

Roniwar

55

Bag (Muslim)*

56

Sukli

56

Chaprashi (Muslim)*

57

Bhangi (Muslim)*

57

Churihar*

58

Dhatri/Dai/Dhaity (Muslim)*

58

Daptari (Muslim)*

59

Gharami (Muslim)*

59

Dewan (Muslim)*

60

Ghorkhan*

60

Dhabak (Muslim)*

61

Goldar/Golder (Muslim)*

61

Gazi (Muslim), Par (Muslim)*

62

Halsana (Muslim)*

62

Khan (Muslim)*

63

Kayal (Muslim)*

63

Sadhukhan (Muslim)*

64

Naiya (Muslim)*

64

Majhi

65

Shikari/Sikari (Muslim)*

65

Malita/Malitha/Malitya (Muslim)*

66

Sekh/Seikh*

66

Mistri (Muslim)*

67

Bayen (Muslim)*

67

Paik (Muslim)*

68

Bhuiya/Bhunya (Muslim)*

68

Pailan (Muslim)*

69

Borah / Bara / Bora (Muslim)*

69

Purkait (Muslim)*

70

Gorey (Muslim)*

70

Sana (Muslim)*

71

Hati (Muslim)*

71

Sareng (Muslim)*

72

Jatuya (Muslim)*

72

#Omitted

73

Khondekar/Khonkar (Muslim)*

73

Sarkar (Muslim)*

74

Pahar (Muslim)*

74

Shah (Shah/Sahaji)*

75

Raptan (Muslim)*

75

Tarafdar (Muslim)*

76

Kalwar

76

Gavara

77

Atta (Muslim)*

77

Mouli (Muslim)*

78

Khansama*

78

Sepai (Muslim)*

79

Hawaikar (Muslim)*

79

Baradi (Muslim)*

80

Khajonkriya / Khajankriya (Muslim)*

80

Dalal (Muslim)*

81

Hazari (Muslim)*

81

Hoseni Goyala (Muslim)*

82

Khalashi (Muslim)*

83

Kichni (Muslim)*

84

Mukti/Mufti (Muslim)*

85

Kalal/Iraqi*

86

Sarala/Sarwala (Muslim)*

87

Bagani (Muslim)*

88

Bhandari (Muslim)*

89

Katha (Muslim)*

90

Mudi / Mehedi (Muslim)*

91

Sahana (Muslim)*

92

Kazi/Kaji/Quazi/Quaji (Muslim)*

93

Kotal (Muslim)*

94

Gurung

95

Layek (Muslim)*
96 Khas
97 Shikder/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

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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