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Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate – Apply Online, Documents and Benefits

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Oct 21st, 2022


6 min read

In India, reservations are provided under the Constitution of India for certain categories such as Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The OBCs is sub-categorised as creamy and non-creamy layer based on the annual income.

The creamy layer is treated equally to the general category. Thus, the privileges of a reserved category are not available to the creamy layer. The non-creamy layer enjoys the privileges provided to a reserved category. The non-creamy layer certificate is also known as the OBC certificate.

Benefits of Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

The people who fall under the non-creamy layer are qualified for all the OBC category benefits. The eligible persons should obtain the non-creamy layer certificate to get all the benefits provided for the category. The non-creamy layer certificate helps to get employment positions set aside for holders of the certificate in public and central government sectors.

Students having a non-creamy layer certificate are given privileges, such as lower cut-off and reserved positions at government and government-funded universities and colleges. The non-creamy layer has more accessible entry to work opportunities, government subsidies and education than the creamy layer sector.

Eligibility for Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

  • Applicants should be citizens of India.
  • Applicants should fall under the OBC category.
  • Applicants should be permanent residents of Assam.
  • The applicant’s family or parent’s annual income should not exceed Rs.8 lakhs per annum, including the income from other sources (property, land and business). However, agricultural income is not considered for this purpose.

Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate Application Process 

The eligible individuals can apply for a non-creamy layer certificate online or offline.

The online mode to apply for a non-creamy layer certificate is as follows:

  • The applicant should go to the official website of e-District Assam
  • Click the ‘Sign In’ button available in the top-right corner of the homepage. 
  • Click on the ‘Create Account’ button and enter the details.
  • After creating the account, sign in to the official website of e-District Assam by entering the email and password and clicking the ‘Sign In’ button.
  • Click on the ‘Online Services’ option and then click on the ‘e-Governance Services’.
  • The e-Form search page will appear. Choose the ‘Non-Creamy Layer Certificate’ from the drop-down list and click on the online button.
  • The application form will appear. Fill out the application form and submit it.
  • Make the required payment for the application form and save the payment receipt and application form for future reference.

The offline mode to apply for a non-creamy layer certificate is as follows:

An eligible person can obtain the non-creamy layer certificate from the Public Facilitation Centres (PFCs) at SDC, DO and circle offices or Common Service Centres “Arunodoy Kendra”. 

The process to apply is as follows:

  • Visit the Deputy Commissioner’s Office or the circle officer/SDO office. 
  • Collect the Non-Creamy Layer certificate application form.
  • Fill out the application form with the required details and submit the application form with the required documents to the concerned authority.
  • Make the payment at the counter of the concerned office.
  • Take the acknowledgement slip, which is required to track the application status and collect the certificate.

After the concerned authority receives the application form online or offline along with the required documents, the designated public servant will forward it within five working days to the concerned circle officer for his/her report.

The circle officer will submit the report within 20 working days from the receipt of the application form to the office of SDC/DO (Civil) after examining/verifying the details. The designated public servant will issue the non-creamy layer certificate within five days of receiving the report. 

Thus, receiving the Non-Creamy Layer Certificate usually takes around 30 working days from applying for the certificate. The processing fee for the Assam non-creamy layer certificate is Rs.20.

Documents Required for Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

  • Permanent resident certificate in Assam or any other residence proof.
  • Proof of identity, such as voter ID or ration card.
  • MOBC/OBC certificate issued by the competent authority.
  • Income certificate of applicant’s parents from the circle officer when they are agriculturists or income certificate from treasury officer/controlling authority if retired salaried persons.

Download Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate

The applicant can verify the non-creamy layer certificate to check if there is any correction before downloading the certificate. Applicants can verify the certificate by logging into the official website of e-District Assam.

After logging into the website, applicants should click on the ‘Online Services’ and then the ‘Certificate Number’ option. They must enter the certificate number and click on the ‘Submit’ button. They can download the certificate when all details are correct. The non-creamy layer certificate is valid for one year.

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Quick Summary

In India, reservations for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), and Other Backward Classes are categorized into creamy and non-creamy layers based on annual income. Non-creamy layer certificate (OBC certificate) provides benefits reserved for the category. Eligibility for Assam Non-Creamy Layer Certificate includes income below Rs. 8 lakhs. Applications can be submitted online or offline. The certificate is valid for one year.

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