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Backward Classes Welfare Department

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    Brief Description of Activities performed

          The Backward Classes Welfare Department, a Department under the Govt. of West Bengal is working towards sustainable development of the persons belonging to the Schedules Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes of West Bengal. The main aim of the Department is to improve the quality of life of these socially and economically backward classes and enhancement of capability of the people belonging to these communities, so that they can be very much part & parcel of the mainstream of the Society

Main functions of the Backward Classes Welfare Department are -

(a) To promote and implement educational schemes for upliftment, of SC, ST and Other Backward Classes including training leading to self-employment
(b)

To supervise issue of caste certificates and enforce reservation rules in services & posts under the Govt,  Public Undertakings , Statutory Bodies , Universities , Colleges, Schools, Local Authorities, and Govt. aided offices and institutions.

(c)

To work for their social and cultural development.

(d) To implement schemes for their economic upliftment and development of Human
(e)

To strengthen infrastructure and create community assets in SC/ST dominated areas.

(f)

To Grant of Old-Age (above 60 years) pension to tribal people living below poverty level

(g)

To Establishment and maintain  of residential schools for SC / ST boys and girls students.

(h)

The infrastructural development programmes for SC, ST and OBC communities include upgradation of village roads, bridges, construction and repair of school buildings, minor irrigation, drinking water supply equipment etc. A number of schemes like Mahila Samriddhi Yojana (MSY), Adibasi Mahila Swasaktikaran Yojana (AMSY) have been taken up to assist women belonging to backward classes to be self-dependent.

(i) Medical support of Ashram Hostel, Special Coaching of Ashram Hostel, Computer Education

Organizational Structure:-                                                                                                                                                                               Top

The Department Comprises of :

» Directorate for Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes Welfare Department.
» Research and Technical wing - Cultural Research Institute (CRI)
» Corporations viz. 
   »» West Bengal Tribal Development Co-operative Corporation.
   »» West Bengal Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Development and Finance Corporation.
   »» West Bengal Backward Classes Development and Finance Corporation. 
	Office of the Project Officer-cum-District Welfare Officer / D.W.O.,B.C.W  for each District under the control of the District Magistrate
      The main function of all three corporations is to provide financial assistance to backward class people in specific projects. 
      Direct assistance is provided in the form of personal loan and grant through collective development programmes in order to 
       protect people belonging to backward classes from money-lenders. Various financial assistance are provided through the above 
       corporations for income generation and socio economic activities related to the improvement quality of life of the unprivileged 
        section of the society belonging to the SC, ST and OBC.

      A separate cell in the Department looks after the Reservation issues relating to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other 
      Backward Classes. 

Key Statistics:-
    The Populations of  SC  and ST, according to the 2011 Census report, are 961898 and 237491 respectively, that is there 30.32%and 7.48% respectively of the total populations in Birbhum District. Nine (09) blocks out of nineteen (19) blocks have been identified as ITDP blocks having 232 nos. of Mouzas

 

Citizen Centric Activities                                                                                                                                                           Top

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Description OF Activity

1.

Issuance of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes  certificates to the eligible persons.

2.

Implementation of the provisions of the Constitution of India concerning  the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes

3.

Implementation of the provisions of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities ) Act, 1989 with a view to removing the untouchability & preventing atrocities on the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes

4.

Implementation of the Scheduled Tribes & Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 with a view to recognizing & vesting the Forest Rights and  occupation of forest land on Scheduled Tribes & Other Traditional Forest Dwellers

5.

Enforcement of restoration of alienated land to the Scheduled Tribes under the West Bengal land Reforms Act, 1956 and similar other Acts in force.

6.

Grant of Old Age Pension to the Tribal people living below poverty line

7.

Construction, administration and maintenance of various types of hostels for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes boys / girls separately including grants for  maintenance of school attached hostels.

8.

Various types of  Pre-Matric and Post -Matric scholarships , Merit assistances, Hostel Charges are paid to the poor students belong to Scheduled Castes , Scheduled Tribes and Other  Backward Classes every year. Moreover Special Scholarship  and one time Annual Grant are  paid to the   students whose parents are engaged in unclean occupation for spreading of their education from primary to higher level, Sikshashree V to VIII.

9.

There are Family Oriented Economic Development Schemes and Income Generation Schemes  for the development of poor Scheduled Caste , Scheduled Tribes people.

10.

Organization of cultural activities like  One Act Drama competition  in tribal language , Hul Utsav etc. among the Scheduled Tribes communities

11.

Inter Caste Marriage

Developmental Activities                                                                                                                 Top

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Description of Activity

1.

The Infrastructural Development programmes under Article 275 (i) of the Constitution of India  are running in 09 (nine) ITDP blocks in the District for the benefit of Scheduled Tribe communities .

2.

The Infrastructural Development programmes under Special Central Assistance  to Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan are running in Scheduled Castes concentrated Mouzas of 10 Blocks

3.

11 (eleven) nos. Ashram Hostels attached to Primary Schools with 310 nos. hostellers  and 10 (ten ) Ashram Hostels with 360 nos. hostellers attached to Secondary Schools are  running in the District. Moreover 69 (sixty nine) nos. school (Secondary) attached hostels with 3100 nos. hostellers  are also running in the district.

4.

02 (two) Central Hostel for Scheduled Tribe Girls students at Suri and Nalhati are running with 110 students for their education at Secondary and Higher level.

5.

A no. of schemes like Mahila Samriddhi Yojana (MSY) for Sch. Caste Women, Adibasi Mhila Swasktikaran Yojana (AMSY) for Sch.Tribe women have taken up to assist women belonging to backward classes to be self-dependent.

Success Story                                                                                                                                         Top

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1.

Eklabya Model Residential School at Mehedipur under Bolpur Sriniketan Panchayat Samity, Dist.- Birbhum. Executing  Agency :- Mackintosh Burn Ltd.,

2.

Extension of Hostel Building to re-construction of Gr. Floor of two storied hostel building attached to Bergram Palli Seva Niketan under Bolpur-Sriniketan Dev. Block.
Rs.2108000.00

3.

Re-construction of two storied hostel building attached to Geruapahari L.M. High School under Khayrasole Dev. Block.                     Rs.2364000.00

4.

Construction of Hostel buildings of 1st floor for SC girls attached to Baswa Balika Vidyalaya
Total Sanctioned Amount                 :-   Rs. 11,95,700=00

List of Forms used by the Citizen                                                                                                        Top

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Instruction / Pre-requisite etc.

1.

Online Application Form for Caste Certificate         ------>    Apply Now

For Details Visit Website :- www.anagrasarkalyan.gov.in

2.

Online Application Form for OBC Certificate           ------>    Apply Now

3.

Online Application Form for SC/ST Certificate         ------>   Apply Now

4.

Online Application for Post-Matric Scholarship to SC/ST/OBC Students, CS Pre-Matric Scholarship to SC/ST Students(IX-X) and unclean occupation.  ------>   Apply Now

5.

Free Coaching for WB-JEE, AIEEE, PMT for ST/SC Candidate    Download

6.

Application Form for Sikshashree  Download

7.

Application for Hostels Scholarships for SC / ST Students   Download

8.

Certificate format for Income, Caste and Residency  Download

9.

Application Form obtaining Central Assistance under the scheme of ‘Babu Jagivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana’ Download

10.

Application for Pre-Secondary Scholarships for OBC  Download

11.

Application form for Additional Financial Benefit. Download

12.

Application form for Special Scholarship. Download

13.

Application formar for Incentive of Inter Caste Marriage Download

Flow Chart for issuance of SC/ST/OBC Certificate :                                                                                         Top

Contacts Details

Project Officer-cum-District Welfare Officer, Birbhum
Telephone - 03462 255345 Fax- 03462-255246 Mobile - 9434740340
e-Mail : pobcwbir@gmail.com

(Last Updated: 18-06-2015)

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