How to Apply for Income Certificate online !! Application, procedure & Full Guidelines 2020

What is the meaning of income?
 
Income is money (or some equivalent value) that an individual or business receives, usually in exchange for providing a good or service or through investing capital. Income is used to fund day-to-day expenditures. ... For individuals, income is most often received in the form of wages or salary.There are five heads of income—salary, income from house/property, profit from business or profession, capital gains and income from other sources.
Annual income is the total income that you earn over one year. Depending on the data that is required to determine your annual income, you may base your income on either a calendar year or a fiscal year.

What is income certificate?

Income certificate is an important document issued to Indian citizens that state their annual income. Income certificate is used to make the citizens of a state eligible for various schemes offered by the Central or State Government. ... Eligible engineering students can provide an income certificate for fee-reimbursement.
The key information specified in the certificate is details regarding the annual income of the family earned from various sources as per the records for a specific financial year.

Why is income certificate required? 
 
The purpose behind this certificate is to verify your annual income as well as your family's annual income from all sources. Generally, the authority that issues the certificate may vary from state to state. Usually, an income certificate can be obtained from a Tahsildar if you are residing in a village.
 
State-Wise List of Providing Authorities for Income Certificate-

S.No.

State

Providing Authority

Processing Time*

Application Fee#

1.

Andhra Pradesh

Mandal Revenue Officer

7 days (for 1st time) thereafter 15 min.

INR 45

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

Tehsildar Officer, Department of District Collectorate

15 days

INR 10

3.

Assam

Concerned Office of the Circle Officer

10 days

Not specified

4.

Bihar

Zonal Officer/SDO/District Magistrate

10 working days

Not specified

5.

Chhattisgarh

SDM Offices

15 days

INR 30

6.

Goa

Deputy Collector/Sub-Divisional Officer

1 day

Not specified

7.

Gujarat

Tehsil/Revenue Office

7 to 15 days

Not specified

8.

Haryana

SDM of the concerned Subdivision or Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district

7 working days

INR 30

9.

Himachal Pradesh

Concerned Revenue Officer

Not specified

INR 7

10.

Jharkhand

Department of Revenue Land Reforms and Registration

7 to 15 days

Not specified

11.

Karnataka

Deputy Tehsildar and Tehsildar

7 days

INR 15

12.

Kerala

Revenue Department Authorities or Tehsildar

6 days

Up to INR 28

13.

Madhya Pradesh

Tehsil/Revenue/Circle Office

7 to 15 days

Not specified

14.

Maharashtra

Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar/Sub-Divisional Officer/

15 days

Not specified

15.

Manipur

District Administration Office/ Sub-Division Office/ Circle Office

7 to 15 days

Not specified

16.

Meghalaya

Office of the Deputy Commissioner

7 to 15 days

Not specified

17.

Mizoram

Office of the Deputy Commissioner

2 to 3 days

INR 20 to INR 30

18.

Nagaland

Office of the Commissioner Nagaland / District Administration / District Magistrate

10 to 15 days

Not specified

19.

Odisha

District Magistrate/ADM/SDO/Tahsildar

14 days

Not specified

20.

Punjab

Tehsildar at Revenue Department Office

7 days

Not specified

21.

Rajasthan

Respective Tehsil/Block/Revenue Office

7 days

INR 40

22.

Sikkim

District Administrative Centre

7 days

INR 50

23.

Tamil Nadu

Taluk Office

7 to 15 days

INR 60

24.

Telangana

Tehsil/Revenue Office

7 working days

INR 10

25.

Tripura

Municipal/Block Development Office

15 days

Not specified

26.

Uttar Pradesh

Tehsildar/Revenue Department Authorities

7 working days

INR 10

27.

Uttarakhand

Respective Tehsil /Revenue/Circle Office

14 days

Not specified

28.

West Bengal

District Welfare Office/SDO/BDO

7 working days

No fee required

29.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Concerned Tehsildar Officer

7 working days

INR 10

30.

Chandigarh

Deputy Commissioner Office

12 working days

INR 20

31.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Mamlatdar office/Collector office

7 working days

INR 10 to 30

32.

Daman and Diu

Mamlatdar office/Collector office

7 working days

Not specified

33.

Delhi

Deputy Commissioner/ Sub-District Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate

14 days

Not specified

34.

Jammu and Kashmir

Tehsildar/Revenue Department Authorities

7 to 15 days

Not specified

35.

Ladakh

Revenue Department

Not specified

Not specified

36.

Lakshadweep

Tehsil /Revenue/Circle Office

Not specified

Not specified

37.

Puducherry

Tehsildar/Revenue Department Authorities

14 days

Not specified










State-Wise Online Application Detail for Income Certificate   








S.No.

             State

                          Where to apply?


Andhra Pradesh

Apply through the MEESEVA app of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

2.

Arunachal Pradesh

Apply through Arunachal eServices portal of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

3.

Assam

Apply through e-District services of Assam state portal.

4.

Bihar

Apply through RTPS portal of Bihar Government.

5.

Chhattisgarh

Apply through the e-district portal of Chhattisgarh state.

6.

Goa

Apply through Goa Online portal.

7.

Gujarat

Apply through the Digital Gujarat portal.

8.

Haryana

Apply through the e-Disha portal of Haryana.

9.

Himachal Pradesh

Apply online through Himachal Online Seva (e-District) portal.

10.

Jharkhand

Apply online through Jharkhand e-District (JharSewa) portal.

11.

Karnataka

Apply online through the official website of Nadakacheri AJSK.

12.

Kerala

Apply online through Akshaya portal of the Government of Kerala.

13.

Madhya Pradesh

Apply online through MP e-District portal.

14.

Maharashtra

Apply online through Aaple Sarkar portal of the Government of Maharashtra.

15.

Manipur

Apply through the e-District portal of Manipur.

16.

Meghalaya

Apply through the e-District portal of Meghalaya.

17.

Mizoram

Apply through the e-District portal of Mizoram.

18.

Nagaland

Apply through the e-District portal of Nagaland.

19.

Odisha

Apply through the e-District portal of Odisha.

20.

Punjab

Apply through the state portal of Punjab.

21.

Rajasthan

Apply through e-Mitra portal of the Government of Rajasthan.

22.

Sikkim

Apply through the e-Services portal of Sikkim.

23.

Tamil Nadu

Apply through the Tamil Nadu e-Sevai center.

24.

Telangana

Apply through the MeeSeva portal of the Government of Telangana.

25.

Tripura

Apply through e-District portal of Tripura.

26.

Uttar Pradesh

Apply through e-Saathi web portal or mobile app.

27.

Uttarakhand

Apply through the e-District portal of Uttarakhand.

28.

West Bengal

Apply through West Bengal e-District portal.

29.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Apply through the official portal of Andaman & Nicobar Administration.

30.

Chandigarh

Apply through Sampark portal of Chandigarh.

31.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Apply through the official portal of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration.

32.

Daman and Diu

Apply through the official portal of Daman and Diu Administration.

33.

Delhi

Apply through e-District portal of Delhi.

34.

Jammu and Kashmir

Apply through Jammu & Kashmir State e-Services.

35.

Ladakh

Apply offline through the Revenue Department.

36.

Lakshadweep

Not applicable

37.

Puducherry

Apply through e-District portal of Puducherry.















How to apply Income Certificate online?

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

  1. Go to the respective State / District online portal to apply for the certificate
  2. Register by creating an account on the website with a unique username and password secured with the mobile number.
  3. Login to your account and look for ‘Apply for income certificate’ or such similar terms.
  4. This will open up an online application where your personal details need to be filled or uploaded. Such details include:
    1. Name, age / DOB, address (including district / taluka / village), sex, etc.
    2. Ration card / Driving License / Voter’s ID or such other ID proof
    3. Aadhar card – Nowadays, the Aadhar number is compulsory since it is used to uniquely identify a person and prevent fraudulent claims
    4. Religion, caste and sub-caste.
    5. Whether SC / ST / OBC and details therein.
    6. Parent income certificate, Income tax return, Form 16 by employer, Salary certificate, etc as proof of income (May require attestation by Gazetted Government Officers)
    7. Rent, Maintenance, Electricity, telephone or any other utility bills as proof of address. (May require attestation by Gazetted Government Officers)
    8. Affidavit declaring that all particulars stated in the application are true

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

Where to apply for income certificate Offline aplication?

Despite the ease of use with online application, there are some citizens who consider the offline mode of application as a convenient approach. If you too wish to apply for the income certificate offline, you need to contact the concerned authority at your nearby location. You can apply through one of the following providing authorities –

  • SDM Office
  • Tehsildar Office
  • Revenue Office
  • CSC (Citizen Service Centers)
  • Collector Office
  • District Magistrate Office
  • BDO Office

For Income Certificate - Required Documents 

1. Identity proof such as

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • RSBY Card
  • MGNREGA Job Card
  • Identity card issued by government or semi-government organizations

2. Address proof such as

  • Voter’s ID Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • LPC
  • Driving License
  • Ration Card
  • Land Allotment Passbook
  • Electricity bill
  • Water bill

3. Passport-size coloured photograph of the applicant

4. Income proof

  • Income tax return statement, or
  • Salary slip, or
  • Form 16 (if salaried)
  • Certificate from BDO (for rural areas)
  • Certificate from concerned authorities for persons having income from agriculture, horticulture and veterinary sources

5. Age proof such as

  • Birth Certificate
  • Bonafide Certificate
  • School Leaving Certificate





After creating the income cerificate,you can use this certificate anywhere- 









  • Fee concession at educational institutions
  • Secure seats in professional colleges in quota reserved for socially and economically backward classes
  • Scholarships
  • Free ration
  • Relief for natural calamities victims
  • Loan purpose
  • Pension etc.

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