(a) "Form" means a form appended
to these rules.
(b) "Act" means the Andhra Pradesh
(Scheduled Castes, Scheduled
Tribes and Backward Classes, Regu-
lation of Issue of Community Certifi-
catesAct, 1993. (Act No. 16 of 1993).
(c) "Competent Authority" means the
authority specified under column (2)
of Annexure-l appended to these
rules, for issue of certificates to the
communities specified in column (1)
within the territorial jurisdiction as
specified in column (3) thereof.
(d) "Traditional Habitat" of a tribe
means the area in which a tribe or
part or group of that tribe is found
Inhabiting traditionally, on the date of
notification of that tribe or part or
group of that tribe as a Scheduled
Tribe for the first time in the State of
3. Community, Nativity and Date of
Birth Certificates :
The form for issue of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates is
specified in Form ill appended to these Rules.
4. Procedure for Application :
(a) Every applicant/parent /guardian who belongs to a Scheduled Caste, Sched
uled Tribe, Backward Class, desirous of declaring his social status as that of a
Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or a Backward Class, shall submit an appli-
cation in the prescribed Form l/ll to the Competent Authority, well in advance
i.e., six months, as far as possible, particularly when seeking admission to the
educational institutions or appointment to a post
(b) If the applicant is a minor, the parent/guardian shall submit the application
form as mentioned in clause (a) above.
5. Procedure far Verification :
a) On receipt of the application, the Competent Authority or any
officer authorised by him in the columns of Form 1/11 and, shall then give the
acknowledgement slip as appended to Form t/Ii and, shall then give the ac-
knowledgement s lip as appended to Form l/lljn token of having received the