Portal (URL-Nadakacheri.karnataka.gov.in) is an official website of Nadakacheri. The Atalji Janasnehi Kendra Project intends to give easily accessible services to the citizens. The Atalji Janasnehi Kendra project (Nadakacheri) involves major services like Caste & Income, Living, Minority, Land & Agriculturist, Unemployment and Social Security Pensions to the citizens.

NadaKacheri: Introduction

Nandakacheri (also called Atalji Jansahi Kendras), the government initiative under the ‘Nemmadi Project‘ of 2006 is an initiative  for Karnataka natives. The  Nemmadi project was initiated by the e-Governance department via the PPP Mode (Private-Public Partnership) via 802 Tele-Centres across the state.  The government decided to take over the project as a result of lack of control over the private players involved in the project. The responsibility of the project was in turn, handed over to the revenue department of Karnataka. The government envisions that through this initiative that all revenue services, as well as, citizen services would be accessible to the common people by the establishment of exclusive service centers at the Hobli level by making the procedures transparent, reliable, as well as, affordable. In relation to the same an online portal, Nadakacheri has been established to make life simpler for citizens.


Nadakacheri Online Portal

Earlier, the services of the government of Karnataka related to social security schemes were delivered to the citizens on a Taluka level. Citizens had to give in written applications along with supporting documents for services they wished to access at a Taluk office. These applications and documents then had to be processed manually and had to be sent to the field officers for verification. The report was then processed and the manual certificate had to be issued by the Tahasildar at the Taluk office. The painstaking manual procedure meant that a citizen had to make two visits at the very least to the office in order to get a certificate which proved to be inefficient.

Apart from the online portal, the established Nadakacheri centers have been put up with an aim to provide electronic delivery of citizen services (caste certificate, income certificate,  land documents, birth and death certificates, agriculture documents, and Social Security pensions) in rural areas. In accordance, with the same 769 hobli level centers all across Karnataka as of 25.12.2012. The Deputy Commissioner of the districts will be in charge of the project (Kendras) at the District level. At the state level, the Atalji Janasnehi Directorate has been established in the Revenue Department. In addition to this, 

Eligibility Criteria

Any citizen can apply for the Caste Certificate if he or she falls under these communities :

  1.  Other Backward Communities (OBC) 
  2. Most Backward Classes( MBC )
  3. Scheduled Caste (SC) communities
  4. Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities

Purpose of Caste Certificate – Nadakacheri Portal

A caste certificate is an essential document to apply for all government jobs. It also serves to get a reservation in college and many government institutions. You must have a caste certificate which confirms that a person is from a particular community, caste, and religion. You may receive benefits from schemes of central or state government. Another reason to use Nadakacheriportal is it offers software and many other services like Agriculturist Certificate, Crop Certificate, OBC Certificate (Central), Living Certificate, etc.

Nadakacheri Software

The Nakacheri web-based application has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).  The application is hosted in a state data center and is operational via a centralized architecture. With this software, there is no concept of a separate front office, back office, local server, or any form of data replication. The software is maintained at SDC and modifications can be deployed very easily within a time-span of 2-3 hours. The Nemmadi Software developed by NIC has a client-server architecture. The software did produce major data loss issues in data replication.

Nadakacheri Services

The Nadakacheri Online Portal delivers a Grand Total of 40 Citizen Services to the members of the  State of Karnataka. Given below are the services along with the expected time it will take to deliver the same to the citizens

Service Expected Time
Acid Victim Pension 30
Agricultural Family member CER 7
Agricultural Labour Certificate 7
Agriculturist Certificate 7
Anthya Samskara Yojane 10
Attestation of Family Tree 7
Bonafide Certificate 7
Caste and Income Certificate 21
Caste Certificate (Cat-A) 21
Caste Certificate (SC/ST) 21
Crop Certificate 12
Domicile Certificate 7
Farmer Widow Pension 30
HK Region Residence and Eligibility 30
Income Certificate 21
Income Certificate for compass for Employment 21
Income Certificate for Employment 21
Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension 45
Landholding Certificate 7
Landless Certificate 7
Living Certificate 7
Manaswini 45
Mythiri 45
National Family Benefit Scheme 70
No Govt. Job Certificate 7
No Re-Marriage Certificate 7
Non-creamy layer Certificate 7
Non Tenancy Certificate 7
OBC Certificate (Central)  21
Minority Certificate (Central)  30
Physically Handicapped Pension 45
Population Certificate 7
Residence Certificate  7
Sandhya Suraksha Yojane 45
Small / Marginal farmer Certif  7
Solvency Certificate 21
Surviving Family Members Certi 7
Unemployment Certificate 7
Widow Certificate 7
Widow Pension  45

Nadakacheri Caste Certificate

Every citizen relating to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes or OBCs needs a caste certificate to verify that they belong to that particular class category as in Karnataka, people have reservations up to 15% for SCs/STs and 3% for OBCs.

Let’s see the process to obtain the caste certificate via the Nadakacheri Online Portal

Step 1- Head on over to the  Apply Online Option



Step 2: Login to the Portal via the login page which appears in front of you https://nadakacheri.karnataka.gov.in/ajsk

Step 3: Click on the Proceed  button to head on over to the Nadakacheri Main Page

Step 4: Select the New Request   Option  appearing in the Menu bar


Nadakacheri Caste certificate Option

Step 5:  Enter all the required details along with the mandatory details marked in red

Step 6: Select the mode of delivery  and upload all the required documents


Nadakacheri Documents

Step 7: Click the ‘Save’  button, and the portal will furnish an acknowledgment number  and the same acknowledgment number is also sent to the registered mobile number and click the OK button


Nadakacheri Acknowledgement Number

Step 8: Click on the Online Payment Option

Nadakacheri Pay

Step 9: Select Mode of Payment and Click make payment after filling in your payment credentials.

Step 10: Caste Certificate will be issued  as per issuing date by the authority

Documents Required for Caste Certificate

 We can apply and also review the status of the Caste Certificate from the online Nadakacheri website of Karnataka State government.

You have to upload the documents in PDF format and the file size must be less than 2MB. The required documents are :

  1. Application form
  2. Identity Proof (copy of Ration Card, Voter ID, Aadhar Card, etc.)
  3. Income Report
  4. Residence proof
  5. Caste/Religion Report
  6. For women, the Caste Certificate before marriage is to be produced as well.

How to download caste certificate online ?

  1. Choose the 1st option below the relevant link on the official website.
  2. Instantly enter the acknowledgment number got on the registered mobile number.
  3. Tap on ‘Show Certificate’.
  4. Once the certificate is seen, tap on ‘Print or Download Certificate’.

The validity of caste certificates last for a lifetime and so they do not have an expiry date. Also, the service fees for availing the caste certificate is Rs 15 per certificate.

Check Nadakacheri Application Status

We can know the Nadakacheri Application Status of our request by the online website. The online process for checking the application status is given here below.

  • Log into the website of Nadakacheri Karnataka in the web browser.
  • Click on the online application form the option and select Application Status from the drop list.
  • Now, this will redirect you to a new page where you must give the required details.
  • Choose the Application type from the list and provide the Application number in the space given.
  • Now, click on the “Get Status” button on the web page. This will display the status of your application and also the date of arrival.


The fees for issuing the Caste Certificate through Nadakacheri is Rs.15 per certificate.


Caste certificates are valid for lifetime. There is no expiry date.

The process to Download Caste Certificate

You can follow the steps below to download and print caste certificate:

  • Click on the first option under the important link in the portal.
  • Now enter your Acknowledgement Number.
  • Click on show certificate.
  • Then your certificate will appear on the screen.
  • Click on “Print or Download certificate”.

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