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Government of Puducherry

Welfare of Backward classes and Minorities

Origin of the Department:

In order to perform well to the public and for effective implementation of the schemes meant for the Welfare of Backward Classes and Minorities and their empowerment, a separate Directorate for the Welfare of Backward Classes and Minorities was created after issue necessary bifurcation orders from the Social Welfare Department.

Objective of the Department

Upliftment and empowerment of Backward Classes and Minorities in the society by extending financial assistance, distributing free articles to poor artisans and make them useful and self dependent citizens.

Schemes Implemented

As per the above mentioned Govt. order the following schemes have been allocated for implementation by this Directorate for the Welfare of Backward Classes and Minorities which were previously implemented by the Social Welfare Department, Puducherry.

Scheme for the Backward Classes

  • Scheme for free supply of Tools to Poor Backward class Washerman and Barbers of the UT., Puducherry.
  • Scheme for free supply of Tools to Poor Nadaswara Thavil Isai Artisans of the Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • Karmaveerar Kamaraj Scheme for free supply of Bicycles and Raincoat to the IX-Std Students.
  • Makkal Thalaivar Thiagi V. Subbiah award of Prizes to Meritorious Students of Backward Classes in the School/Final examination in the Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • Scheme for Thavathiru Kundrakudi Adigalar Award for Communal Harmony.
  • Grant-in-Aid to State Level Backward Classes.
  • Grant-in-Aid to Puducherry Backward Classes and Minorities Development Corporation.
  • Scheme for Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students.
  • Scheme for Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students.
  • Government Hostels for Student of Backward Classes.

Scheme for Minority Communities

  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for the students belonging to the Minority Communities.
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for the students belonging to the Minority Communities.
  • Merit-cum-Means based scholarship for students belonging to the Minority Communities.

Further, the following hostels will also be functioning under the control of this Directorate:

Puducherry Region:

  • B.C. Girls Govt. Hostel, Kurinji Nagar, Puducherry.
  • B.C. Girls Govt. Hostel, Kirumampakkam, Puducherry
  • B.C. Boys Govt. Hostel, Bahour, Puducherry

Karaikal Region:

  • B.C. Boys Govt. Hostel, Nehru Nagar, Karaikal.
  • B.C. Girls Govt. Hostel, Vayalkarai St., Karaikal.

Yanam Region:

  • B.C. Girls Govt. Hostel, Yanam.
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