Karnataka will issue caste, income certificates to Brahmins

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – The Karnataka Government has assured legislators from the Brahmin community that the Government would soon start issuing caste and income certificates to Brahmins though they are in a minority, accounting for a mere 3% of the southern State’s seven crore population.

The Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board was set up in March 2019 as a state-run company with Rs. 5 crore authorised capital and Rs. 5 crore equity and is registered with the Registrar of Companies.

“The Board has petitioned the State Government to implement the 10% quota for the economically weaker sections, as its benefit is being given by the Central Government jobs and in admissions to the national educational institutions,” said its Chairman H.S. Sachidananda Murthy.

Responding to the demand, State Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said the State Government would consider issuing caste certificates to the Brahmins so that they too can benefit from the state’s various welfare schemes. Brahmins whose gross annual family income is less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum will be eligible for the benefit schemes.