Gazetted Officers in India

At various times in our life, we need to hunt for Gazetted Officers, to attest our mark sheets and academic or financial documents.

This article gives you a brief idea of whom you can approach for the attestation.

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Who is a gazetted officer?

A Gazetted Officer is an officer who is appointed by a Gazette Notification of the relevant State or Central Government.

What authority does the gazetted officer have?

The Gazetted Officer has the authority to attest documents under his own seal and signature.

List of Gazetted Officers:

 Organisation

 Gazetted Officer

 

Educational Insitutes

  • Lecturer in a Govt. College (1)
  • Principal of a Govt. College (1)
  • Head Master of a Govt. School
  • Readers in a Govt. University
  • Librarians of Govt. Libraries
 

Defence

  • Technical Officer

Rank of Captain and above in the Navy and equivalent rank in any other armed forces.
 

Police

  • Addl. Commissioner or Deputy Superintendent and above (3 stars and above)
Refer to this page to identify a gazetted police officer by his shoulder insignia.
 

Medical Officers

  • District Medical Officer and above (Eg: District Malaria Officer)
  • Director / Jt. Director / Asst. Director of a Govt. Health Institute
  • Drug Controller
  • Drug Inspector
 

Administrative / Executive Officers

  • Tahsildar
  • (Railway Station Master – not verified)
  • Collector
  • Circle Inspector
  • Sub Divisional Officer (SDO)
  • Block Development Officer (BDO)
 

Scientific Officers

  • Director / Jt. Director / Asst. Director of a Govt. Research Institute
  • Scientists of DRDO / NPL / BARC
  • Jr. Works Managers and above (Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers) Ordinance Factory
 

Municipality

  •  Municipal Commissioner

 

 

Who is NOT a Gazetted Officer?

The following are not Gazetted Officers:

  • Office Assistants in Govt. Offices
  • Senior Stenographers in Govt. Offices
  • MBBS Doctor
  • Charted Accountant
  • Bank Managers
  • Govt.School Teachers
  • Junior Pharmacists
  • Junior Engineers
  • Special Executive Officer
  • MLA
  • Municipal Councillor / Corporator
  • Mayor
  • Advocates
  • Police Inspectors/Sub-Inspectors = PI PSI
  • Foreman
  • Excise & Customs Inspectors

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