BACKWARD CLASSES WELFARE DEPARTMENT

I. PREAMBLE:

The Government of Karnataka has taken several measures for the educational and economic advancement of the Backward Classes under Article 15(4) and 16(4) of the Constitution of India. 32% reservation has been provided to Backward Classes and minorities in admission to professional courses and in state government appointments as per Government order No. SWD 225 BCA 2000 dt: 30.03.2002. The percentage of reservation provided to Backward Classes is shown below.

Category I
4%
Category IIA
15%
Category IIB
4%
Category IIIA
4%
Category IIIB
5%
Total
32%

( including Muslim and Minorities )

( Note: Minorities welfare Department is functioning independently )

In addition to providing reservation for education and employment purpose, the Department of Backward Classes Welfare is implementing various educational and economic schemes for the upliftment of Backward Classes.


II. ADMINISTRATIVE SET UP

(a) State Level:


The Commissionarate of Backward Classes Welfare is headed by the Commissioner of IAS cadre and is assisted by three Joint Directors, three Deputy Directors, Five Assistant Directors, one Accounts Officer, One Gazetted Manager and other supporting staff.

The State Sector schemes of the Department are being implemented through the Deputy Commissioners / Chief Executive Officers of the Zilla Panchayaths


(b) District Level:


At District level, the Deputy Commissioner / Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Panchayath supervise the schemes of the Department being implemented by the District Officer for Backward Classes Group A (Junior Scale) officer with supporting staff.


(c) Taluka Level:

At taluk level, the Taluk Panchayath Executive Officers supervise the departmental schemes being implemented by the Backward Classes Extension Officer of the department.

 

III. STAFF POSITION IN HASSAN DISTRICT

 

Group
No.of Posts
Sanctioned filled Vacant
A
01
01
-
B
-
-
-
C
117
90
27
D
322
174
148
Total
440
265
175


IV. DETAILS OF INSTITUTIONS:

Sl.No Type of Institutions No. of Institutions Sanctioned Strength Rate of Facilities per student
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
1 Govt. pre-matric hostels 61 11 72 2890 585 3475 Food @ Rs.900/-pm/ beddings @Rs.450/- + Uniforms Rs.400/- pa, Stationery Rs.200/- pa Mis-Rs.500/- pa
2 Govt. post-matric hostels 18 15 33 1775 1445 3220 Food @Rs.1000/-pm/pb+library & sports facilities
3 GIA Pre-Matric Private hostels - - 2 - - 160 Food @Rs.600/-pm/pb
4 Ashrama schools (Boys/Girls) - - 2 - - 75 Food @Rs.700/-pm/pb+uniforms etc.,

V. DETAILS OF THE BUILDINGS




Sl.No Type of Building Total Institutions Own Buildings Rented Buildings Building Under Construction
Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total
1 Pre-matric Hostels 72 52 7 59 7 4 11 - - -
2 Post-matric Hostels 33 8 5 13 12 8 20 1 1 2
3 Ashrama Schools 3 3 - 3 - - - - - -
total 108 63 12 75 19 12 31 1 1 2



VI. SCHEME DETAILS

I. DISTRICT SECTOR SCHEMES

1.a) Pre-matric Hostels:

With a view to assist Backward Classes students to pursue their middle and Secondary education, pre-matric hostels are maintained by the Department. They are being supervised by the Executive Officers of Taluk Panchayaths at taluk level. Students studying in 5th Std to 10th Std are entitled to get admission and the sanctioned strength of each hostel ranges from 25 to 100 students. 90% of the seats are meant for those who come to schools beyond 5kms and 10% for those who come from places less than 5kms distance. Admissions take place during second week of June every year. Towards boarding charges Rs.900/- pm. is being spent per student for 10 months in an academic year.

In the District Sector 72 Pre matric hostels are functioning and 3475 students will get hostel facilities

(b) Maintenance of Post-matric Hostels:

Backward Classes students pursuing education in post matric courses, (PUC and above) are eligible for admission. These hostels are functioning under the control of the Executive Officers of taluka panchayats. The taluk level committee invites application and select the students for admission to hostels as per rules. Rs.1,000/- p.m. towards boarding charges is spent for each boarder admitted to these hostels.

There are 33 post matric hostels in which 3220 students get hostel benefits.

2. Ashram Schools:


The department is maintaining 03 Ashram Schools, with a sanctioned strength of 75. Children studying from 1st to 4th standard and belonging to Cat-I and other backward classes are admitted to these schools. The children of the Ashram Schools are provided with food, shelter, dress, bedding, books and Stationery etc. The rate of boarding charges is Rs.700/- per month per boarder for 10 months. These Ashram Schools are supervised by the control of the executive officers of Taluk Panchayath of concerned taluk.

3. Construction and Special Repairs to hostel buildings:


The Department is maintaining 105 pre and post matric hostels out of which 71 are in own / rent free buildings. To under take special repairs to the existing hostel buildings Rs.25.0 lakhs is earmarked under plan.

4. (a) Grant-in-aid to Private Pre matric hostels:


There are 03 private pre-matric hostels with a sanctioned strength of 110 students. Grant-in-aid is being sanctioned by the Department towards the food charges @ Rs.700/- per month per boarder for a period of 10 months in an academic year.

 

5. Improvement of hostels:


The department is maintaining 72 pre-matric and 33 post-matric hostels. For providing Furniture's, Utensils, Bedding etc in the existing hostels, Ashram Schools etc. Rs.13.15 lakhs is provided under plan and non-plan during 2013-14.


6. Award of Pre-matric and Post-matric Scholarships:

 

Pre-matric scholarships are awarded to students belonging to Backward Classes to the students studying in 5th to 7th Std, and Rs.100/- for those studying in 8th to 10th Std, per year The sanctions are made on means cum merit basis and subject to availability of funds. The conditions for award of scholarships is that the students should not be a boarder in any Government or Government aided hostels and should be passed in the last annual examination.

Post-matric scholarships are sanctioned to students studying in colleges and technical courses. The criteria for award of scholarships is merit-cum-means and subject to availability of funds. The student should not be a boarder in any Govt/Government aided hostel, and shall not be receiving any stipend or scholarships except merit scholarships. He should be passed in the last annual examination. Scholarships once sanctioned will be renewed every year till the completion of the course, provided the course, is continued and the student passes in all the subjects.

 

7. FEE CONCESSION:

 

Students whose annual family income is Rs.11,000/- and below are exempted from payment of tuition, laboratory and examination fees irrespective of caste and creed to which they belong. Students belonging to Category-I of Backward Classes are exempted from the payment of other fees approved by the Government in addition to the payment of tuition laboratory and examination fee without any income limit. The loss of income due to fee exemption in private aided, un-aided institutions, either recognised by the Government or affiliated to the universities in the state, will be reimbursed by the department at single standard rate as prescribed in the Government Institutions. For SSLC students only examination fees is paid.

6. Award of Pre-matric and Post-matric Scholarships:

Pre-matric scholarships are awarded to students belonging to Backward Classes to the students studying in 5th to 7th Std, and Rs.100/- for those studying in 8th to 10th Std, per year The sanctions are made on means cum merit basis and subject to availability of funds. The conditions for award of scholarships is that the students should not be a boarder in any Government or Government aided hostels and should be passed in the last annual examination.

Post-matric scholarships are sanctioned to students studying in colleges and technical courses. The criteria for award of scholarships is merit-cum-means and subject to availability of funds. The student should not be a boarder in any Govt/Government aided hostel, and shall not be receiving any stipend or scholarships except merit scholarships. He should be passed in the last annual examination. Scholarships once sanctioned will be renewed every year till the completion of the course, provided the course, is continued and the student passes in all the subjects.

 

7. FEE CONCESSION:

 

Students whose annual family income is Rs.11,000/- and below are exempted from payment of tuition, laboratory and examination fees irrespective of caste and creed to which they belong. Students belonging to Category-I of Backward Classes are exempted from the payment of other fees approved by the Government in addition to the payment of tuition laboratory and examination fee without any income limit. The loss of income due to fee exemption in private aided, un-aided institutions, either recognised by the Government or affiliated to the universities in the state, will be reimbursed by the department at single standard rate as prescribed in the Government Institutions. For SSLC students only examination fees is paid.


8. Stipend to Law Graduates:

The scheme is meant to impart training to Law graduates belonging to Cat-I, 2A, 3A and 3B of Backward Classes in judiciary. The duration of the training is four years during which a monthly stipend of Rs.1000/-, per candidate will be paid. From the year 2005, Government has ordered for selection of 10 candidates in district.

 


9. Tailoring Training Centres:

 

To enable the Backward Classes women to acquire tailoring skills and to earn their livelihood, this scheme is being implemented. There are 03 tailoring training centres in the state under the control of Zilla panchayaths. In each of these centres, the sanctioned strength is 20. These candidates are selected through the selection committee constituted for the purpose. 75% of the candidates from BCs and 25% from SC/ST categories will be selected. At the time of selection of candidates, preference will be given to widows and deserted women. The annual income prescribed is Rs.15000 whereas cat-1 candidates have no income ceiling. During the course of training a monthly stipend of Rs.300/- will be paid to each of for a period of 12 months. At the end of the training, the Department will conduct an examination, and the successful trainee will be given a certificate and a free sewing machine.


10. D.Devaraj Urs Birthday Celebration:

For celebration of Birth Anniversary of Late D.Devraj Urs champion of backward classes and former Chief Minister of Karnataka. Seminars, workshops at district level will be organised