BC and MBC Welfare
The Secretary to Government is heading the Department of BCs, MBCs and Minorities Welfare at the Govt level. At the State Level the Commissioner of BCs is implementing Various Welfare Schemes for BCs. The Director of MBCs and DNCs is implementing for MBCs and DNCs Welfare Schemes. The Commissioner of Minorities is implementing various Minorities Schemes.
At the District Level, under the direct control of the District Collectors the District BCs and Minorities Welfare Officers are implementing the following Welfare Schemes for BCs, MBCs and Minorities.
Name of the Schemes :
- Supply of Iron Boxes
- Distribution of Scholarships
- Incentive Schemes for MBC/DNC Rural Girls Students
- Awards and Prizes
- Reputed Schools Top Ten Students
- Supply Of Bi-Cycles
- Supply Of Sewing Machines
Financial Assistance being provided to all the students relating Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Minority Community from Sixth Standard to Ph.D Students by the following Schemes.
Prematric Scholarship and Post Matric Scholarship
BC / MBC / Denotified Community students from 6th std to 12th std students who are studying English medium in Government / Government Aided schools, the amount paid by the students being reimbursed through this scheme.
Post Matric Scholarship to College Boys and Girls
Scholarship amount being sanctioned to Students relating to Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities who are studying Full Time / Part time UG / PG /Professional Courses and Polytechnic Diploma course etc.
From 2016 – 2017 onwards the Scholarship amount was directly disbursed to beneficiary accounts through ECS by the Director of BC/MBC itself, hence no amount was allotted to Districts in the above schemes.
Rural Girls Incentive for MBC and DNC Students :
This scheme is implemented for promoting awareness about education among the MBC and Denotified Community girl students in rural areas. An incentive amount of Rs. 500/- per child from 3rd to 5th Standard and Rs.1000/- per child for 6th Standard student has been paid as incentive for the students who were studying in the govt and aided schools in Rural areas.
The beneficiary lists were received from Assistant Elementary Education Officers, District Elementary Education Officer and District Education Officer. Applications for 16,000 students. In the present year 2017-2018 a sum of Rs.94.99 Lakhs were received as Budget allotment for the present year and Authorisation is expected from Accountant General to disburse the above said amount to the beneficiaries, after the receipt of Authorisation the amount will be disbursed to all applied students.
In Dharmapuri District there are 59 School / College Boys/ Girls hostels are operating for the purpose of serving poor students. Around 4153 (2238 Boys and 1915 Girls) students are studying in various classes from 4th to Degree courses by staying in these hostels. Following facilities are provided to the hostel boarders in free of cost, Four sets of uniform were stitched and supplied to each student every year, Free Special Guides were supplied to each student to help them to increase their academic knowledge who were appearing for 10th and 12th Standard Public examinations, To facilitate the students staying in the hostels the following items (i.e) Sports Articles, Plate, Tumbler, Mat, Bed Sheet, Pillow and Purified water, Library facilities were supplied to all the hostel boarders.
Government Training Programme :
Feeding Charges were sanctioned [at]Rs.900/- for School Students and [at] Rs.1000/- for College Students with effect from 01.06.2017.In present Financial Year Rs. 4.86 Crores were allotted and so far expenditure to a tune of Rs. 4.25 Crore were made up to date. Percentage of expenditure was 88 %.As per the instructions of Government a training programme (i.e) ‘English Speaking and Personality Development Coaching’ were proposed to conduct to all the College Hostels students under the control of Backward / Most Backward and Minorities Welfare Department. An institution named ‘Students Software Training Institute Private Limited, Chennai’ has been selected by the Department for imparting the above training to the Hostel Boarders.
Distribution of Prizes and Awards :
Peraringnar Anna Memorial Award
2 Boys and 2 Girls in each district from Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities students who secured Highest marks in +2 Exams in each District and pursuing Professional Courses. at the rate of Rs.10, 000/- per year for four years or till the normal Course completion.
Thanthai Periyar Award
Two Boys and Two Girls in each district, who secured Highest marks in X Std. among the Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities students and studying Diploma Courses in Polytechnics are given Thanthai Periyar Memorial Awardat the rate of Rs.3000/- per year for three years.
Chief Ministers Meritorious Award for Students
Cheif Minister’s Meritorious Award are given for 500 Boys and 500 girls relating to Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities were selected throughout the State and Prize money of Rs. 3000/- were awarded to each student upto the completion of studies such that 3 years / 4 years to the maximum of 5 years.
Educational Assistance for Meritorious BC/MBC/MW Students to Study in Reputed Schools :
5 Boys and 5 Girls relating to Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities were selected who got highest marks in 10th Standard Examinations and Financial assistance of Rs.28000/- were given to the students to study in Reputed Schools for two years (ie) 11th and 12th Standard, Since announcing top students has been dispensed from 2016-17 onwards only renewal cases were paid now.
For the Financial year 2017 – 2018 Rs. 2.48 Lakhs were allotted for 10 renewal cases and the entire amount were disbursed to the 10 candidates through ECS.
Free Distribution of Bi-Cycles to Students of XI th Standard:
11th standard boys and girls studying in Government, Government Aided and partly aided schools were supplied free bi-cycles by the Government through this scheme.
For the present Financial Year 2017 – 2018, action is being taken to supply bi-cycles for 9929 students in 97 Higher Secondary Schools in Dharmapuri District.
Orders from Directorate are expected in this regard for supply of bi-cycles and action will be taken after receipt of orders.
Distribution of Free Sewing Machine :
The beneficiary should belong to Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities. The annual income should not exceed Rs.72,000/- in rural areas and Urban areas and the beneficiary should have Tailoring Knowledge and the age of the beneficiary should be from 20 to 45 years.
In the Financial Year 2016-2017 100 Sewing Machines were allotted to this office and entire 100 Sewing Machines were distributed to the eligible beneficiaries and for the present financial year 2017-2018 allotment is expected from Directorate.
Distribution of Free Iron Boxes :
Beneficiary should belong to Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities and doing washing work. The annual income should not exceed Rs.72,000/- in rural areas and Urban areas.
In the Financial Year 2016-2017 100 Iron Boxes were allotted to this office and entire 100 Iron Boxes were distributed to the eligible beneficiaries and for the present financial year 2017-2018 allotment is expected from Directorate.