Issuing of Other Backward Class Certificates to migrants from other States/UTs.

F. No. 12011/11/94- BCC(C)

Government of India

Ministry of Welfare


Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001

Dated the 9th April, 1994

            Chief Secretaries of all State Governments

            And U.T.  Administrations.

Subject: Issuing of Other Backward Class Certificates to migrants from other States/UTs.


            In continuation of the DOPT’s letter of 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 15 November, 1993, I am directed to say that it has been represented to this Department that persons belonging to OBCs who have migrated from one State to another for the purpose of employment, education, etc. experience great difficulty in obtaining caste certificates from the State from which they have migrated.  In order to remove this difficulty, it has been decided that the prescribed authority of a State/UT Administration in terms of the DOPT letter No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 15th November, 1993 may issue the OBC Certificate to a person who has migrated from another State on the production of a genuine Certificate issued to his father by the prescribed authority of the State of his father’s origin except where the prescribed authority feels that a detailed enquiry is necessary through the State of origin before the issue of the certificate.

2.         The certificate will be issued irrespective of whether the OBC candidate in question is included in the list of OBC pertaining to the State/U.T. to which the person has migrated. The facility does not alter the OBC status of the person in relation to the one or the other State/U.T of his origin to another State/U.T where his caste is not in the OBC list is entitled to the concessions/benefits admissible to the OBCs from the State of his origin and union Government but not from the state where he has migrated.

3.         It is requested that all competent authorities may be advised to issue the OBC certificate after satisfying themselves of the correctness of the certificate.  The lists of the competent authorities empowered as per DOPT’s circular of 15th November, 1993 may be followed strictly. No other authorities may be allowed to issue the OBC Certificates.

Yours faithfully,


(M.S. Pandit)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

Copy to:

  1. Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur house, New Delhi.
  2. Secretary Staff Selection Commission CGO Complex, Lodhi Road.
  3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India.
  4. Member Secretary, National Commission for Backward Classes, West Block-I, 2nd Floor, Wing-3, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
  5. Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi
  6. Election Commission of India, New Delhi
  7. Rajya Sabha Secretariat (Administration Branch)
  8. Lok Sabha Secretariat (Administrative Branch)
  9. Department of Public Enteprises, CGO Complex, New Delhi
  10. Ministry of Home Affairs for taking necessary action so far as Union Territories are concerned.
  11. Department of Personnel and Training Estt. (SCT) Branch.
  12. All attached and subordinate offices of Ministry of Welfare.


( M.S. Pandit)

Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India

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