SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT

 
 


ORIGIN OF THE DEPARTMENT

After re-organization of states, Government, by super seeding all the previous orders of erstwhile states in their Order dated 18-10-1956 have created the Directorate of Social Welfare with the Director of Social Welfare as the head of the department having jurisdiction for the entire state. He was also made responsible for all the amelioration measures connected with over all development of the conditions of the Scheduled castes. The Director of Social Welfare is an officer in the senior scale of IAS.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

Over the years the Scheduled caste people were ill treated by the society and institutions. This was because; they were powerless to influence key decisions affecting their lives. In essence one could define Scheduled caste people were those who experienced multiple deprivations. They were denied of choices and opportunities for living a tolerable life. They were lacked of adequate food and shelter, education and health. These people have been generally described as those falling outside the VARNA system. They were untouchables and had been integral to dominant communities in the village and cities. Since the traditional occupations pursued by the Scheduled caste people were at the root of low social status. To put these Scheduled caste people in to mainstream of development, it is as to why the Department of Social Welfare came into limelight with an intention to develop the Scheduled caste people in the state.

ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP

STATE LEVEL

Commissioner is the head of the department having jurisdiction for the entire state. He is also made responsible for all the amelioration measures ie. Planning, organizing, monitoring and implementation of all welfare schemes meant for the overall development of the conditions of the Scheduled castes.

At the state head quarters Commissioner is assisted by 3 Joint Directors, 4 Deputy Directors, 1 Chief Accounts Officer, 2 Assistant Directors supported by ministrial staff. 1 Joint Director is working as the Director of the Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Research Institute. In addition 1 Deputy Director and 1 Assistant Director also working here.

There is one PETC (Pre-examination training center) at Bangalore, which is under the direct control of the Commissioner. This center is headed by the Deputy Director.

DISTRICT LEVEL

After the introduction of Zilla Parishad Act 1984, all the programmes of the department at district level are being implemented by the Zilla Panchayats. Dist.Social Welfare Officer of the cadre of group A junior scale is head of the Social Welfare Office at the district level and he will assist the Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayat in Social Welfare programmes.

TALUKA LEVEL

Taluka Social Welfare Officer of the cadre of group B scale is head of the Social Welfare Office at the taluka level and he with the assistance of the ministrial staff is responsible for implementing the Social Welfare programmes.

SCHEMES

Social Welfare Department is implementing four types of schemes to uplift the Scheduled Castes.

  1. Educational programmes

  2. Employment and Training programmes

  3. Social upliftment programmes

  4. Economic upliftment programmes

1. Educational programmes

 

A. Nursery and Women welfare centers

In order to cultivate the school going habit at an early age among the Scheduled Caste children, these centers were started by the department. These centers are located mainly in the Scheduled Caste locality. 50 children of age 3-5 years are admitted in this center. They are provided with teaching aids, story charts, alphabet charts and playing materials. After child attains 5 year age, the child will be taken to nearby primary school and admitted to 1st standard.

Privileges

1. Food (afternoon only)

2. Two pairs of uniform

3.  Hair oil, soap etc

Rs 1 per day
at the cost of Rs 120.
Rs 50 per year

There are 11 Nursery and Women welfare centers (both sc and st) are working in the District.

B. Residential /Ashram Schools

Keeping in view the Socio-economic background of the parents and to give good environment for school going children, these residential schools have been started. In these schools there are 5 classes i.e from 1st standard to 5th standard .25 children will be admitted to each class.

Privileges

1.Food

2.Two pairs of uniform

3. Hair oil, soap etc

4. Washing allowance

5. Hair cut

6. Bedding

Rs 350 per month
at the cost of Rs 200.
Rs 15 per month
Rs 10 per month
Rs 12 per year
Rs 100 (once in 3 years)

There are 09 residential / ashrama schools (both sc and st) are working in the District.

C. Morarji Desai Residential Schools

Govt. has started these residential schools for rural SC merit students on par with the central Govt. Navodaya schools. There are 5 classes i.e from 6th standard to 10th standard .50 children will be admitted to each class.

Privileges

1.Food

2.Two pairs of uniform

3. Hair oil, soap etc

4. Hair cut

5.Stationery

Rs 500 per month
at the cost of Rs 800 shoe, socks, bedding
Rs 100 per month
Rs 50 per year
Rs 250 per year

There are 02 Morarji Desai residential schools are working in the District.

D. Premetric hostels

To provide boarding and lodging facilities to SC children these hostels were started.In these hostels admission will be given to the children who are studying in 5th,6th , 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th standard .

Privileges

1.Food

2.Two pairs of uniform

3. Hair oil, soap etc

4. Bedding

5.Hair cut

6.Stationery

Rs 450 per month
at the cost of Rs 350
Rs 40 per month
Rs 400( once in 3 years)
Rs 40 per year
Rs 250 per year

 


There are 40 Premetric hostels (both sc and st) are working in the District.

E. Postmetric hostels

With a view to provide hostel facilities to college going students from the rural areas these hostels were started.

Privileges

1.Food : Rs 500 per month (met out of Govt. of India scholarship and extra boarding and lodging charges). There are 07 Postmetric hostels (both sc and st) are working in the District.

F. Scholarships

In addition to the schemes explained above, award of scholarship was introduced as an incentive, encouragement and facilitate them for further studies. Such scholarships are being awarded from 1st standard to till completion of the studies.

Regular scholarship

1.1st standard to 7th standard : Rs 75 per year

2.8th standard to 10th standard : Rs 100 per year

Merit scholarship (first attempt first class)

1.4th standard to 7th standard : Rs 75 per year

2.8th standard to 10th standard : Rs 100 per year

Incentive to girls

1.6th standard and 7th standard : Rs 250 per year

2.8th standard to 10th standard : Rs 500 per year

Govt. of India post-metric scholarship (in rupees)

  Hostellers Dayscholars
Group-A (Medical, Engg.) 740 330
Group-B (PG Degree.) 510 330
Group-C (Degree) 510 185
Group-D (PUC) 235 140

G) Prize money

Award of prize money was introduced as an incentive, encouragement and facilitate the meritorious students those who passed the final exam in first attempt and with first class .

1. SSLC

2.PUC

3.Degree

4.PG Degree

5.Medical, Engg

: Rs 500
Rs 750
Rs 1000
Rs 1250
Rs 1500

H) Cash Prize for Rank holders

Award of prize money to rank holders was introduced as an incentive, encouragement and facilitate the students those who got the ranks at university levels.

1. Degree (within 10th rank) : Rs 5000

2.PG Degree (within 3rd rank) : Rs 5000

 

I) Book Bank

The object behind the scheme is to establish Book banks in each medical, Engg., Agriculture, Veterinary colleges etc to SC students who can not afford expensive education.

1. Medical,Engg. : Rs 7500 per set

2.Animal Husbandry : Rs 5000 per set

3.Agriculture : Rs 4500 per set

4. Job oriented courses : Rs 2400 per set

 

2.Employment and Training programmes

After providing education to SC community the next step is to provide employment opportunity to educated unemployed youth. In order to inculcate concept of acquiring skilled knowledge, department is conducting various training like LMV,HMV, Computer related courses etc.

a Tailoring training centers

In these centers tailoring training will be given to un-employed woman. At the end of the year exam will be conducted. Those who got through the exam, they will be provided one sewing machine at free of cost. Trainees will be given stipend of Rs 150 per month.

b) Navachetana

Under this scheme, training will be given to un-employed youth in computer related courses and technical courses. Trainees will be given stipend of Rs 350 per month.

c) Training to law graduates

Under this scheme, training will be given to fresh, un-employed law graduates to help them to start their own practice. Duration of the course will be of four years. Trainees will be given stipend of Rs 1000 per month.

3.Social upliftment programmes

a) Incentive to inter-caste married couples

To eradicate the bad culture of practicing Untouchability, an incentive of Rs 25000/- will be given to the inter caste married couples. One of the couples should belong to Scheduled Caste and their income should not exceed Rs 22000/- per year.

b) Compensation to atrocity victims

If the people belong to upper caste, commits atrocities on Sc and STs, compensation up to two lakh rupees will be paid to the victims.

4.Economic upliftment programmes

Special component plan and Tribal sub plan

The SC beneficiaries will be covered under poverty alleviation programme and make them to cross poverty line and also provide much needed infrastructure facilities. This programme will be implemented through concerned developmental departments..

For example

  1. Agriculture: Supply of power tillers, bullocks and carts, diesel engines, free seeds etc

  2. Horticulture: Assistance to banana, turmeric, ginger, papaya cultivation, plantation crops,
           fruit crops, flower crops etc

  3. Animal husbandry: Supply of milch cows, graded buffaloes, sheep units, piggery units etc.

Schemes are implemented at 60% subsidy and 40% bank loan.

 

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER OR TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER AT FOLLOWING


PHONE No:

1) DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER HAVERI 08375-249292
2) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER HAVERI 08375-234220
3) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER HANGAL 08379-262776
4) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER HIREKERUR 08376-282734
5) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER RANEBENNUR 08373-268781
6) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER BYADGI 08375-228593
7) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER SHIGGON 08378-255276
8) TALUKA SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER SAVANUR 08378-241341
 
 
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