Documents required for Income certificate 

Residence Proof Attachment (Any One)
Ration Card

True Copy of Electricity Bill.

True Copy of Telephone Bill.

True Copy of Election Card.

True Copy of Passport

Self Attested Copy of Aadhar Card

First Page Of Bank PassBook/Cancelled Cheque

Guarantee letter

Identity Proof Attachment (Any One)

Identity Card

True Copy of Election Card.

True Copy Income Tax PAN Card.

True Copy of Passport

FORM-III for Application For previous sancation fpr transfer of immovable property Under clause(1) of sub section (3) of section 5

Self Attested Copy of Aadhar Card

BPL Letter ( with details of BPL No, index and Coefficient)

Certified letter of building assessment details ( duly signed by talati )

Income Proof (Any One)

Employer Certificate (if employed with Govt, Semi Govt or any Govt Undertaking)

If salaried (Form :16-A and ITR for last 3 years)

If in business (ITR of Business for last 3 years and Balance Sheet of Business)

Declaration before Talati (Service Related)

Proof Needed In Service Attachment

True Copy of Telephone Bill.

True Copy of Electricity Bill.

Ration Card


What is an Income Certificate?

An Income Certificate may be a document issued by an authority under the government certifying the annual income of an individual or his family from all sources. The primary authority that issues such a certificate varies from state to state. It is usually the Village talati or sarpanch that issue the certificate but many nations and union territories even have District Magistrate / Collector, Revenue Circle Officers, Sub Divisional Magistrates or other District Authorities appointed for this purpose. In certain parts of the country, this certificate is additionally termed as ‘EWS certificate’ which stands for ‘Economically Weaker Section Certificate’.

What are its possible uses?

As mentioned earlier, the income certificate acts as a symbol of eligibility to varied schemes and benefits granted by the government in various fields. These fields include but are not limited to:

Educational institutions that usually have a quota reserved for people from economically poorer backgrounds. This certificate helps them secure admission either freed from cost or at a concession.

Scholarships offered by some institutions/governments targeting the upliftment of the poor.

Getting medical and health benefits like free or concessional treatment, subsidized medicines, financial assistance to mothers who give birth to girl child, etc.

Obtaining loans from the respective government employers at a concessional rate of interest.

Providing relief to victims of various natural calamities and disasters.

Widows who can claim government pension wherever applicable.

Claiming authority to hostels, flats or other such government accommodation

What is the procedure to get the Income Certificate?

Most states have a fanatical website for such administration related activities through which the certificate are often applied for. The procedure would be:

Go to the respective State / District online portal to use for the certificate

Register by creating an account on the website with a unique username and password secured with the mobile number.

Login to your account and appearance for ‘Apply for income certificate’ or such similar terms.

This will open up an online application where your personal details need to be filled or uploaded. Such details include:

Name, age / DOB, address (including district / taluka / village), sex, etc.

Ration card / driver's license / Voter’s ID or such other ID proof

Aadhar card – Nowadays, the Aadhar number is compulsory since it's wont to uniquely identify an individual and stop fraudulent claims

Religion, caste and sub-caste.

Whether SC / ST / OBC and details therein.

Guardian income certificate, IT return , Form 16 by employer, Salary certificate, etc as proof of income (May require attestation by Gazetted Government Officers)

Rent, Maintenance, Electricity, telephone or the other utility bills as proof of address. (May require attestation by Gazetted Government Officers)

Affidavit declaring that all particulars stated in the application are true

After getting all the documents, relying on the infrastructure offered by the respective state, the appliance possesses to be either submitted at the local district authority’s office or uploaded online. The application would cost a nominal fee counting on the state it's applied in. The certificate of income is then issued within a time period of 10 – 15 days.

Related documents 

Ration card

Voter id

Msme certificate

Marriage certificate

Driving license

Birth certificate

Pan card


Income tax return