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                The District Welfare Officer for Scheduled Castes represents this department at the district level and Backward Classes Who is assisted by Tehsil Welfare Officers, one in each Tehsil. The administrative control at the state level is vested with the Director, Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Haryana, Chandigarh.

 

          The main functions of the District Welfare Officer for scheduled castes and backward classes include creating public opinion against untouchability and to adopt measures for the welfare and uplift of the scheduled caste, vimukta jatis and other backward classes. He also guards the interests of these classes against their victimization untouchability and ejectment.

 

 

 The different professions adopted by these classes include agricultural labour, sweeping and  scavenging, leather tanning, shoe, making, basket and rope making, pigs and sheep rearing, hair cutting, iron smithy and dyeing etc.

 

           The 2011 census recorded 1334152 persons (713006 males and 621446 females) belonging to the scheduled castes. Out of them 222804 persons lived in rural areas and 53547 persons in towns.

 

          The Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes has adopted certain measures for the benefit of these classes in pursuance of the directive principle embodied in the constitution of India.

 

                  

INDIRA GANDHI PRIYADARSHANI VIWAH SHAGUN SCHEME -

                   This scheme has been started w.e.f. 14.12.2005 with the aim of providing financial help on the occasion of the marriage of SC/ST/BC Girls. The grant will be available to only those SC/DT/TC/BC families, which are living below the poverty line. A sum of Rs. 40999100/-was disbursed to 1615 beneficiaries during the year 2014-2015.

POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP TO SC -

                              

                                The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the SC/ST student studying at Post matriculation or Post Secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. During the year 2014-15 a sum of Rs. 9994980/- was disbursed to 262 student belonging to SC Community.

 

POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP TO BC :-

 

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the BC student studying at Post matriculation or Post Secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. During the year 2014-15 a sum of Rs. 9700/- was disbursed to 4 student belonging to SC Community. 

Dr. AMBEDKAR MEDHAVI SANSHODHIT CHAATTAR SCHEME -

                               

To encourage the merit amongst Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes students a scheme namely “ Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chhattar Yojna” was launched from the year 2005-06.It is amended in 2009 which make this scheme “The Scheme of masses”as its scope has been extended up to post-graduate classes. Now this scheme is known as “Dr. Ambedkar Sanshodhit Medhavi Chhattar Yojna. Amount of incentive ranges from 4000 to 12,000 p.a. During the year 2014-15 a sum of Rs. 11994000/- was disbursed to 1523 student belonging to SC/BC Community.

 

OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES -

DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR AWAS YOJANA FOR SCHEDULED CASTES AND DENOTIFIED TRIBES

 

In order to solve the housing problem of Scheduled Castes and Denotified Tirbes/ Tapriwas Jatis “Housing scheme for Scheduled Castes and Denotified Tribes” is being implemented by this department. From the year 2006, amount has been enhanced from Rs 10,000 to Rs. 50,000 and a provision of Rs. 10,000 is also made for repair of the house. The grant will be available to only those SC/DT/TC families, which are living below the poverty line. During the year 2014-15 a sum of Rs. 20450000/- was disbursed to 409 beneficeries belonging to SC/DT/TC Community. 

Industrial Training

To improve the economic condition of the member of the scheduled castes, their young men are trained as skilled workers by giving them training on an apprenticeship basis in various trades in different industrial training institutions. Twenty percent of the seats are reserved for scheduled castes & two percent for other backward Classes. During the course of training, which varies from one year to two years, a monthly stipend of Rs. 100/- is granted to a trainee belonging to the scheduled castes. No stipend under this scheme is admissible to a trainee of other backward classes. This particular scheme is calculated to improve the status not only of the individuals concerned but also of the families to which they belong.

Incentive for the Village Panchayat for Outstanding Work Done for the Welfare Of Scheduled Castes

  • The village Panchayat has done the work of significance in the field of disposal of land disputes relating to the Scheduled Castes and to help them for taking the possession of surplus land.
  • The village Panchayat has done the outstanding work for the pavement of streets, drinking water facility and drainage of water in the Scheduled Castes Basties.
  • During the year 2014-15 a sum of Rs. 200000/- was disbursed to 4 Panchayat

 

Scheme for the Encouragement of Inter-Caste marriage

 

The object of the scheme is in diminishing caste consciousness among the people and to encourage inter-caste marriages.

Under this scheme an amount of Rs. 50,000/- (In cash through Unique Code  in the married couple Joint Account). During the year 2014-15 a sum of Rs. 450000/- was disbursed to 9 Couples.

 Conditions of Eligibility

 

  • Both the spouses should be citizen of India and one of the spouse should be Scheduled Caste and he/she should be permanent resident of HaryanaState and he/she has not taken any benefit under similar scheme.
  • The grant shall only be given once for the first marriage.
  • A non-scheduled Castes boy who marriage a scheduled Castes girls and vice-versa, the concerned Scheduled Castes bride/bridegroom will be given  grant of Rs. 50,000/- in the joint account of married couple.
  • The beneficiary can apply for incentive within one year from the date of marriage.
 
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