EWS Certificate | How to Apply for EWS Certificate Online in Assam | Check Criteria, Income Limit, Documents and Application Process

EWS Certificate. How to Apply for EWS Certificate Online in Assam. Check Criteria, Income Limit, Documents and Application Process. Economically Weaker Section Certificate Online Apply. Get all the details here at AssamGovJob.in

What is EWS Certificate?

The Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) Certificate is a certificate showing the economic status of people belonging to the economically weaker section. Through which people of weaker general category will be able to avail reservation. The purpose of this proof is to provide benefits of reservation to the vulnerable. Let us know that the recruitment for the government job will be out, but like SC, ST and OBC reservation is fixed, now in the same way, 10 percent reservation for the general class people will also be fixed.

Online EWS Certificate in Assam

EWS certificate an income and asset certificate issued to the citizens belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society. Economically Weaker Section (EWS) is a new reservation sub-category under the General category; which came into effect from the year 2019.

The persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in direct recruitment in posts and services in the Government of Assam.

To claim the benefit of 10% EWS reservation in any govt. job or admission in higher education, candidates have to essentially produce the valid EWS certificate issued by the competent authority. 

Eligibility Criteria for EWS Certificate in Assam

Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs and whose family has gross annual income below Rs. 8.00 lakh (Rupees Eight lakh only) are to be identified as EWSs for benefit of reservation.

Income shall also include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession, etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application.

Also persons whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of the family income:

  • 15 Bigha of agricultural Land and above in rural area.
  • 1 Bigha of residential land and above in rural area.
  • 1.5 Katha of land in notified Municipal Corporation/Municipal Board/Town Committee Area.
  • House of built up area more than 1000 Sq.ft. and above in notified Municipal Corporation/Municipal Board/Town Committee area.
  • The property held by a “Family” in different locations of different places/cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status.
  • The term “Family” for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years.

Issuing and Verifying Authority of EWS Certificate in Assam

  • The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by the Circle Officer or Circle Officer (A) of the Revenue circle where the candidate and/or her/his family normally resides. 
  • The Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the following authorities (given below) in the prescribed format (given below) shall only be accepted as proof of candidate’s claim as belonging to EWS:-
  • The Officer who issues the certificate would do the same after carefully verifying all relevant documents following due process as prescribed.
  • The crucial date for submitting income and asset certificate by the candidate may be treated as the closing date for receipt of application for the post, except in cases where crucial date is fixed otherwise.

The appointing authorities should, in the offer of appointment to the candidates claiming to
be belonging to EWS, include the following clause:

“The appointment is provisional and is subject to the Income and Asset Certificate being verified through the proper channels and if the verification reveals that the claim to belong to EWS is fake/false the services will be terminated forthwith without assigning any further reasons and without prejudice to such further action as may be taken under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code for production of fake/false certificate.”

The appointing authority should verify the veracity of the Income and Asset Certificate submitted by the candidate through the certificate issuing authority.

Points to Keep in Mind Regarding Appointment by EWS Certificate

  • In case all posts in State Government reserved for EWS are not filled up by candidates belonging to EWS category during the recruitment process due to shortage of eligible candidates, the balance posts will be filled up from candidates of unreserved category.
  • Persons belonging to EWS selected against the quota for persons with benchmark disabilities/ex-servicemen shall be placed against the roster points earmarked for EWS.
  • A person belonging to EWS cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancy. Persons belonging to EWS who are selected on the basis of merit and not on account of reservation are not to be counted towards the quota meant for reservation.

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Documents Required for Income and Asset Certificate

Following documents are must to issue Income and Asset Certificate for EWS Certificate:

  • Voter ID card or Citizenship Certificate of self or parents
  • PAN card of self or parents
  • Birth Certificate issued by Competent authority/Admit card of the certificate of Madhyamik or equivalent examination
  • Pay slip of Self/ Parents
  • Income Certificate from prescribed authoritues
  • Residential Certificate
  • RoR/ Parcha/ Registered Deed
  • Certificate in support of sub-caste from Pradhan of Gram Panchayat, Chairman of Muncipalities, Councillor of Muncipal Corporations

Authority to Issue Income and Asset Certificate

Following officers are officially authorized to issue Income and Asset Certificates 

  • District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1st Class Stipendary Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner
  • Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate
  • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar and
  • Sub-Divisional Officer or the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides.

How to Apply for EWS Certificate in Assam?

  • The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificated issued by Circle Officer of the Revenue circle where the candidate and/or her/his family normally resides.
  • Concerned officer will do an inquiry of your income and asset before providing the EWS certificate.
  • On receipt of the application, the receiving authority shall ask the applicant to appear, on a suitable date within 2 weeks from the date of receipt of the application, for a hearing and submission of proofs for verification of family income and sub-caste in the manner it is done for issuance of caste certificate.
  • On completion of the enquiry, the application along with inquiry reports will be referred to the concerned certificate issuing authority who in turn shall examine the reports and supporting documents and if everything is found satisfactory about the eligibility of the applicant, shall issue the Income and Asset Certificate in the prescribed format.

Download EWS Certificate Application Form in PDF

We have shared the download link for EWS Certificate application form in PDF format in the links below. You are eligible for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) or not is totally based on the Income and Assets of your family.

Income and Asset Certificate Application Format: CLICK HERE

EWS Certificate Format: CLICK HERE

EWS Memorandum: LINK 1 | LINK 2

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