Legal Heir Certificate

Legal heir Certificate
What is Legal heir Certificate?

Generally, if the head or a member of a family expires, the next legal heir of the deceased,like wife or husband, son,daughter,father/mother may apply for legal heir certificate.

Why it is necessary?

It is required for the following purposes.

Sanction of family pension.
Receiving Government dues such as Govt.Provident Fund, Gratuity and arrear salaries of the deceased employee of the State and Central Govt.
Receiving non-statutory ex-gratia payment where the amount involved does not exceed Rs.50, 000/-
Legal framework

This Certificate is issued in form No.IV as per the Odisha Miscellaneous Certificate Rules, 1984.

Concerned Department

Department of Revenue & Disaster Management, Government of Odisha.

Procedure to apply for Legal heir Certificate

A person shall apply in Form –I affixing Court fee stamps of Rs.3.00 in his/her native Tahasil.

Documents to be attached

Death certificate of the deceased person.
Service Book of the deceased employee.
Copy of Ration Card. Copy of Voter ID Card.Copy of R.O.R.(if any stands in the name of the deceased person).
Sanctioning Authority

Revenue Officer (Tahasildar/ Additional Tahasildar, Sub-Collector, Collector)

With whom to register complain?

The applicant if aggrieved, may prefer an appeal within three months before the concerned.

Sub-Collector; if order was passed by Tahasildar/Additional Tahasildar.
Collector; if order was passed by Sub-Collector.
Revenue Divisional Commissioner; if the order was passed by the Collector.
Official Timings : 10 am to 5 pm in any working days.


Tahasil Office : Angul, Athamallik, Banarpal, Chhendipada, Kaniha, Kishorenagar, Pallahara, Talcher

Location : All Tahasil Offices | City : Angul | PIN Code : 759122