income is less than Rs.50,000/- per annum. The following authorities are
authorised to issue income certificates for the purpose of identifying
economically backward classes.
(i) District Magistrate or any other Revenue Officer upto the level of
(ii) Sitting member of Parliament of Lok Sabha for persons of their own
(iii) BPL card or any other certificate issued by Central Government under
a recognised poverty alleviation programme or Izzat MST issued by
(iv) Union Minister may also recommend to Chairman/RRBs for any
persons from anywhere in the country
(v) Sitting member of Parliament of Rajya Sabha for persons of the District
in which these MPs normally reside.
Annexure - V
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