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Linking Aadhaar with Caste Certificates

The government of India has provided an opportunity for all the citizens to link their Aadhar card with their caste certificates.

The main idea behind linking aadhar with the caste certificate is to identify the bonafide students who fall under the Scheduled Castes/Tribes category so that they can secure benefits offered by the government of India be it in getting free admission to educational institutions or getting fee concession at selected universities or colleges or schools across India.

The UIDAI has made the procedure easy for the students to link their Aadhar card with caste certificates. As of now, respective school principals are made responsible to collect the certificates and Caste Certificates Form from students and the same has to be submitted to respective officials. The government has requested all the state governments to submit both the caste certificate as well as domicile certificates of all the students which are granted within 60 days so that they can be linked to the aadhar card of respective students.

A caste certificate is a kind of certificate which is given to an individual to help them denote their respective caste to which they belong to. A domicile certificate acts as proof of the state of residence. These two certificates are issued to students during the school timings itself. The linking of these certificates to aadhar will help the economically weaker and other backward classes of students to secure admission in universities without any kind of discrimination. It also ensures free admission and allowances for higher education.

The process of linking an aadhar with caste certificate will curtail corruption within the education system as the righteous database will check the growth of fake certificates.

Please Note: The government of India has ordered schools and educational institutions to issue caste certificate and domicile certificates to the students who are aged between 10 years – 15 years so that they can link them with their respective aadhar cards.

Procedure to Link Aadhar with Caste Certificate

The procedure to link aadhar card with caste certificate solely lies in the hands of state governments. The central government has issued an order to all the state governments to issue caste certificate/domicile certificate to all the students from 10th grade onwards. This will happen over 60 days from the time of admission. After the issue of certificates, it is the state government’s responsibility to link it with aadhar card.

Benefits of Linking Aadhar with Caste Certificate

Admission Purposes

After completion of the linking of aadhar with caste certificate, the students can avail all the benefits which are related to the allowances and government grants available for higher studies. It is mandatory to link aadhar with caste certificate if students are seeking admissions in IITs, IIMs and other prominent institutions in India as it makes the entire process of admission hassle-free.

Government Employment

To get selected for as a government employee is an arduous task. The accessibility to equal job opportunity is always an area of concern for outsiders in every state especially for the SC/STs. With the aadhar backed caste certificate, the cases of discrimination will decline.


As the database is already set by the UIDAI and the state government, disbursing the scholarships to the respective students of SC/ST community will take place in a quick phase. This is the main reason behind the central government’s order to all the state governments to issue caste and domicile certificates to all the kinds of economically backward class.

Political Reservation

The seat for any electoral constituency is based on a particular population. The linking of aadhar with caste certificate will improve the level of transparency within the political division of any voting body concerning the declared reserved constituency.

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