BC/MBC/DNC and Minority Welfare

The total population of Tamil Nadu as per 2011 census is 7,21,38,958 in which 2/3rd of population belongs to Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities and nearly 95% of Muslim minorities are in the list of Backward classes and among Christian Minorities nearly 80% are in the list of Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes. The Government of Tamil Nadu is implementing several schemes for them so as to uplift them socially, economically and educationally on par with other developed categories.

The details of schemes implemented for their welfare, criteria to avail the benefits, the officials to be Contacted are given below for information of the public.

RESERVATION

Reservation plays a major role in bringing up these communities economically and educationally to secure appointments in services under the State Government and to secure admission in educational institutions. The ratio of reservation is as follows:-

Community Reservation Percentage
Backward Classes (excluding the Backward Class Muslims) 26.5%
Backward Class Muslims 3.5%
Most Backward Classes /Denotified Communities 20%
Scheduled Castes 18%
Scheduled Tribes 1%

HOSTELS

Hostels are run by this department in and around the places where schools and colleges are located. Free Boarding and lodging are provided to the students staying in these hostels.

Eligibility criteria

School Hostel

  1. Student (Boys/Girls) should study from 4th Standard to 12th standard.
  2. Parental annual income should not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-
  3. Students’ residence should be at a distance of more than 8 Kms.from the educational institutions. (This condition is not applicable to Girl Students.)

College Hostel

  1. Student should study in Diploma., U.G/ P.G. course.
  2. Parental annual income should not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-
  3. Student’s residence should be at a distance of more than 8 Kms from the educational Institutions. (This condition is not applicable to Girl Students.)
Reservation in Backward Classes Hostel Admission
Community Allotted Percentage
Backward Classes 60%
Most Backward Classes / Denotified 20%
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes 15%
Others 5%

Admission for children of Tamil Refugees who reside in camps

5 additional seats have been sanctioned in addition to the sanctioned strength in all the hostels to accommodate children of Tamil refugees who reside in camps.

Admission for Differently Abled Persons

4% of seats are allotted in each hostel to accommodate the differently abled students.

Admission for rescued child labour

Rescued bonded labour children are admitted in the hostels at any time without any conditions till they complete their course.

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES FOR THE STUDENTS OF BACKWARD CLASSES, MOST BACKWARD CLASSES AND DENOTIFIED COMMUNITIES

Pre-Matric scholarship scheme

No fee (tuition fee/ special fee/ examination fee) is collected from the students studying in Tamil Medium in Government and Government Aided Schools. English Medium students studying in Government and Government Aided Schools have to pay Tuition fee and Examination fee. Hence, Pre-Matric Scholarships are provided to Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities students studying in English Medium in Government and Government aided schools.

Standard and Course : Students studying from 6th to 10th std in English Medium in Govt. and Govt. aided schools.

Details of concessions : Tuition Fees
From 6th to 8th Standard Rs.200/- at the rate of Rs.20/- per month for 10 months
For 9th and 10th Standard Rs.250/- at the rate of Rs.25/- per month for 10 months.

Examination Fee
Reimbursed to Director of Government Examinations for 10th Standard Students.

Conditions for Backward Classes Students
Annual Income of the parents should not exceed Rs.2,00,000/-
There should not be any graduate in the family.

Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities students No conditions.

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Based on the rank list furnished by School Education Department, this Department has implemented various prize schemes at State and District level to encourage the Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes, Denotified Communities and Minority students to get higher marks in 10th and 12th Standard public examinations.

In order to reduce the psychological stress to the students and avoid unhealthy competition among the Educational Institutions, it was decided by School Eduction Department to do away with the ranking system from 2016-2017.

Department, viz. Perarignar Anna Memorial Award, Thanthai Periyar Memorial Award, Chief Miniter’s Merit Award scheme and Financial assistance for pursuing 11th and 12th standard in best private schools, the students who have got the prizes earlier i.e. during the academic year 2015-2016 or before, will continuously be sanctioned the prize money till the completion of their courses.

DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BI-CYCLES

Details Eligibility Officials to be contacted
Bicycles are supplied to 11th std. students of Government,Government aided and partially aided schools irrespective of income and community. Should be the Students (Boys & Girls) of +1 in Government, Government aided and partially aided
school ( this concession is applicable
to the Free bus pass holders also.)
No other condition to avail this concession.
Students staying in the Hostels situated in the School premises are not eligible for getting free bi-cycles.
Concerned School Headmaster

DISTRIBUTION OF FREE IRON BOXES

Eligibility Officials to be contacted
Beneficiary should belong to BC/MBC/ DNCs and doing washing work.
The annual income should not exceed Rs.40,000/- in the rural areas and Rs.60,000/- in the Urban areas.
District Backward Classes and
Minorities Welfare Officer of the
District concerned.

DISTRIBUTION OF FREE SEWING MACHINES

Eligibility Officials to be contacted
The beneficiary should belong to BC/ MBC/DNCs
The annual income should not exceed Rs.40,000/- in rural areas and Rs.60,000/- in Urban areas
Should have Tailoring Knowledge
Age : From 20 to 45 years.
District Backward Classes and
Minorities Welfare Officer of the
District concerned.

DISTRIBUTION OF FREE HOUSE SITE PATTAS

Eligibilty Officials to be contacted
People should not have own house or house site and should belong to BC,MBC and DNC.
Family annual income should not exceed Officer Rs.40,000/- in rural areas and Rs.60,000/- in urban areas
District Backward Classes and
Minorities Welfare Officer of the
District concerned.

DENOTIFIED COMMUNITIES WELFARE BOARD

The registered members of the Denotified Communities Welfare Board are provided with various welfare assistances as provided to the members of the Welfare Boards for un-organized labours functioning under the administriative control of Labour and Employment Department. For getting the assistance, filled in applications should be submitted with relevant evidences to the respective District Backward Classes and Minority Welfare Officers.

SL.NO SCHEME Rupees
1 Accident Relief Schemes
Assistance for accidental Death 1,00,000/-
Assistance for disability due to accidents
(depending upon disability )
10,000/- to 1,00,000/-
2 Natural death assistance 15000
3 Assistance for Funeral expenses 2000
4 Financial Assistance for Education
Girls Studying in X STD 1000
Students who passed X STD 1000
Girls studying in XI STD 1000
Girls studying in XII STD 1500
Students who passed XII STD 1500
For Regular Degree 1500
For Regular Degree with hostel facility 1750
For Regular P.G Degree 4000
For Regular P.G Degree with hostel facility 5000
Professional Degree Course 4000
Professional Degree Course with hostel facility 6000
Professional P.G Degree 6000
Professional Degree Course with hostel facility 8000
ITI or Vocational Training 1000
ITI or Vocational Training with hostel facility 1200
5 Marriage assistance 2000
6 Financial Assistance to pregnant Women
Maternity Assistance of Rs. 1,000/- per month for six months. 6000
Abortion 3000
7 Reimbursement of Spectacle expenses Upto 500
8 Old age pension ( O.A.P ) per month 1000

TAMIL NADU NARIKORAVAR WELFARE BOARD

The registered members of the Tamil Nadu Narikoravar Welfare Board are provided with various Welfare assistances as provided to the members of the Welfare Boards for unorganized Labours functioning under administrative control of Labour and Employment Department and subsidy is also given for self employment.

For getting the assistance, the registered Members of the Tamil Nadu Narikoravar welfare board have to submit the filled in application with all the relevant documents to the District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Officer concerned for getting the above assistance.

SL.NO SCHEME Rupees
1 Accident Relief Schemes
Assistance for accidental Death 1,00,000/-
Assistance for disability due to accidents
(depending upon disability )
10,000/- to 1,00,000/-
2 Natural death assistance 15000
3 Assistance for Funeral expenses 2000
4 Financial Assistance for Education
Students studying from 1st to 5th standard 500
Students studying in 6th to 9th standard 1000
Girls Studying in X STD 1000
Student who passed X STD 1000
Girls studying in XI STD 1000
Girls studying in XII STD 1500
Students who passed XII STD 1500
For Regular Degree 1500
For Regular Degree with hostel facility 1750
For Regular P.G Degree 4000
For Regular P.G Degree with hostel facility 5000
Professional Degree Course 4000
Professional Degree Course with hostel facility 6000
Professional P.G Degree 6000
Professional Degree Course with hostel facility 8000
ITI or Vocational Training 1000
ITI or Vocational Training with hostel facility 1200
5 Marriage assistance 2000
6 Financial Assistance to pregnant Women
Maternity Assistance of Rs. 1,000/- per month for six months. 6000
Abortion 3000
7 Reimbursement of Spectacle expenses 500
8 Old age pension ( O.A.P ) per month 1000
9 Subsidy for self employment
individual subsidy 7500
For Starting business as a group 10,000/- (individual) or 1,25,000/- for group

TAMIL NADU BACKWARD CLASSES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (TABCEDCO)

Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Economic Development Corporation is providing loan assistance under various loan schemes for the Socio – Economic Development of Backward Classes / Most Backward Classes / De-notified Communities.

Financial Assistance Activities:.

  • Small Trade / Business
  • Agriculture & Allied Activities
  • Transport sector
  • Handicrafts and Traditional Occupations (Artisan)
  • Self-employment for young Professionals.
  • Education

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Beneficiary should belong to Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes and De-notified Communities as in the State list or Central list.
  • Annual family income shall not exceed Rs.98,000/- in respect of Rural areas and Rs.1,20,000/- in Urban areas.
  • Beneficiary should be aged above 18 years and below 60 years.
  • Loan assistance will be sanctioned to only one person in a family.

Mode of Application
Loan Application forms are available at free of cost at the following offices:

  • TABCEDCO’s Head Office at Chennai
  • District Backward Classes & Minorities Welfare Officers and Regional Managers of TABCEDCO
  • Regional Joint Registrar of Co-operative Societies
  • Co-operative Credit Societies / Banks

Term Loan

SCHEME Loan Limit Pattern of Finance Rate of Interest Repayment period
New Swarnima Scheme Rs.1.00 lakh per beneficiary Beneficiary share : Nil
TABCEDCO share : 5%
NBCFDC share : 95%
5% Maximum 5 Years
Micro Credit scheme
Loan assistance is sanctioned to members of Men Self Help Groups. Maximum number of members in a Group is 20.
Rs.50,000/- per beneficiary Beneficiary share : 5%
TABCEDCO share : 5%
NBCFDC share : 90%
5% Maximum 3 Years
Milch Animal Scheme (Through AAVIN)
Under the General Term Loan terms and conditions, loan assistance is sanctioned to the members of the Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Union for the purchase of two hi-bred milch animals per beneficiary [at] Rs.30,000/-per milch animal.
Mobile laundry
For setting up of Mobile Laundry through TABCEDCO under General Term Loan terms and conditions, the Government have issued orders to provide subsidized loan amount of Rs.5000/- (Subsidy Rs.2000/- +Loan Rs.3000/-) to 1000 persons belonging to Backward Classes/ Most Backward Classes/ De-notified Communities. The loan amount Rs.3000/- should be repaid in 2 years at 6% interest per annum.

MINORITIES WELFARE

Government of Tamil Nadu in order to uplift the Social, Educational and economic status of the Minorities, to monitor the implementation of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme and also to implement various welfare schemes for the improvement of the people of these societies have created a separate Directorate of Minorities Welfare with an officer in the cadre of Indian Administrative Service as Head of Department. The District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Offices are functioning in all the District Collectorate.

RESERVATION

A Separate reservation of 3.5 percent has been provided to Backward Class Muslims from the existing 30 % reservation for Backward Classes in Tamil Nadu for admission in Educational Institutions and for appointments in services of the Government and Government Undertakings.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The details of Scholarship schemes implemented to the Minority students belonging to Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain Communities studying in Government / Government Aided and in all Recognized Institutions with the financial assistance from Central Governments are as follows:-.

SL.NO SCHEME Class/Course Fund Sharing
1 Pre-matric Scholarship I to X Std. 100% (GOI)
2 Post-matric Scholarship XI Std to Ph.D 100% (GOI)
3 Merit Cum Means Based Professional courses/Technical 100% (GOI)

Scholarship will be disbursed to the students bank account directly by the Government of India.

General criteria for availing Scholarship

  • The Government of India has fixed the target of Scholarship (Fresh) to the religious minorities as per the census of Religious Minorities in the State. No target for Renewal Scholarship.
  • Scholarship will be awarded to the student who may study in any other State in India and should be a native of Tamil Nadu
  • Student who scored not less than 50% of marks in the previous year final examination are eligible for submission of application under the respective scholarship scheme
  • 30% of scholarship will be earmarked for the girls out of the total beneficiaries under each scheme
  • Scholarship will be awarded to two children in a family
  • No Scholarship is awarded to the students who pursue studies through Correspondence.
  • Student getting Scholarship under the scheme of Governmenment of India and have also even applied scholarship in Backward Classes, Adi Dravidar Welfare, Any other Department or Welfare Boards, they can entitle for scholarship any one of the scheme
  • No student is eligible for Merit Cum Means Based Scholarship as they have availed First Generation Concession (Exempted for Tuition fee) in Professional/Technical courses.

Method of apply for Scholarship

Students should submit their application through online in the website https://scholarships.gov.in only
Filled-in application must be downloaded and attached with requisite following documents submit to the Educational Institutions within the prescribed time.

  1. Photo
  2. Mobile No.
  3. Email
  4. Consolidated Mark sheet.
  5. Community/Religion Certificate or Self Declaration of the Parent in Non Judicial Stamp Paper with a value of Rs.10/-
  6. Income Certificate or or Self Declaration of the Parent in Non Judicial Stamp Paper with a value of Rs.10
  7. Aadhaar No.
  8. Proof of permanent or temporary address
  9. Fees receipt
  10. Functional Bank Account No with IFS Code.

Note: Students who have studying in Listed Institution and paid course fee Rs. 50000/- and above should be uploaded all the above requisite documents in the website

Prematric Scholarships

This target fixed to the Prematric Scholarship (Fresh) for the students studying 1st Std. to 10th Std.

Eligibility Criteria

Marks :
Fresh: Should have obtained not less than 50% marks in the previous year Examination (Except for std. I)
Renewal: Should have obtained not less than 50% marks in the previous year Examination (Except for std. I) provided Scholarship (Fresh) sanctioned under this scheme.

Income: Annual Income of the Parent/Guardian (from all sources) not exceeding Rs.1.00 Lakh

POSTMATRIC SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship will be sanctioned to the students pursuing studies in Std. XI, XII, Vocational for XI & XII Std. ITI/ITCs, NCVT Courses,Polytechnic, Diploma in Teacher Training/Nursing, Under Graduate & Post Graduate Degree courses, M.Phil, Research studies (Ph.D), and the courses which are not covered under Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Schemes. The details of Religion/wise Scholarship (Fresh) allotted are as follows:-

Eligibility Criteria

Marks

Fresh: Should have obtained not less than 50% marks in the previous year Examination
Renewal: Should have obtained not less than 50% marks in the previous year Examination provided Scholarship (Fresh) sanctioned under this schemeShould have obtained not less than 50% of marks in the previous year examination

Income Annual Income of the Parent/Guardian (from all sources) not exceeding Rs. 2.00 Lakhs.

MERIT CUM MEANS BASED SCHOLARSHIP

This Scholarship will be sanctioned to the students pursuing Professional / Technical studies in the following Under Graduate and Post Graduate level courses.

Note: IIT Chennai, NIFT Chennai, NIT Trichy, IIM Trichy and IIT & Design Management, Kancheepuam in Tamil Nadu are notified by the Government of India.

MUSLIM WOMEN AID SOCIETY

District Muslim Women Aid Society was formed in all the Districts under the Chairmanship of District Collector for the welfare of Destitute, Abandoned and Old Age Women belonging to Muslim religion in Tamil Nadu .

Matching Grant to a maximum of Rs.20.00 Lakhs per year at the rate of 1:2 ratio (with effect from 1.4.2012) to each Society equivalent to the amount of donation so collected by the Society are sanctioned by the Government, Need Based trainings like Tailoring Embroidery, Foot wear manufacturing , Handicrafts are provided to uplift the livelihood from the resource of financial assistance.

To help very poor Muslim Women to avail grants /concessions which are available in other State / Central Government schemes and thereby improve their livelihood.

To form Self help Groups, impart them training and extend Micro Finance loan to needy women beneficiaries for starting petty trades through Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Corporation (TAMCO) schemes.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR JERUSALEM PILGRIMAGE

The Government is implementing a scheme of providing financial assistance to undertake Pilgrimage for Jerusalem from the year 2011-12 onwards. There is a provision of 500 Christians to undertake trip every year. The Government financial assistance of Rs. 20000/- is given to each beneficiary.

ULEMA AND OTHER PERSONNEL WELFARE BOARD

Ulema and Other Personnel Welfare Board was formed and functioning for the Social, Economical and Educational advancement to the Ulemas. In Tamil Nadu,

The employees working in Mosque, Madharasas, Teachers in Arabic School, Mothinars, Bilals, Durgahs, Asharkhana Thaikkahs, Khabarasthan etc. are become eligible for members for availing financial assistance.

If the Member demise after that i) his- wife or her husband , ii) children, iii) Widow daughter and his/her children become as legal heirs are covered.

Family means, if a male member, his wife, married or unmarried children, dependent parents, daughter-in-law (widow), grand son/daughter are covered if female member, her husband, children are covered.

Age between 18 years completed and within 60 years.

Identity Card will be given to the Members of the Board at free of cost.

Member should renew their ID cards once in three years.

SL.NO SCHEME Assistance
1 Accidental Insurance
Fatal due to accident 1,00,000/-
handicapped due to accident(with reference to percentage
of handicapped)
10000 to 1 Lakh
2 Natural death 15000
3 Funeral Expenses 2000
4 Scholarship
Girls Studying in X STD 1000
Students who passed X STD 1000
Girls studying in XI STD 1000
Girls studying in XII STD 1500
Students who passed XII STD 1500
For Regular Degree 1500
For Regular Degree with hostel facility 1750
For Regular P.G Degree 4000
For Regular P.G Degree with hostel facility 5000
Professional Degree Course 4000
Professional Degree Course with hostel facility 6000
Professional P.G Degree 6000
Professional Degree Course with hostel facility 8000
ITI or Vocational Training 1000
ITI or Vocational Training with hostel facility 1200
5 Marriage assistance 2000
6 Financial Assistance to pregnant Women
Maternity Assistance of Rs. 1,000/- per month for six months. 6000
Abortion 3000
7 Reimbursement of Spectacle expenses 500
8 Old age pension ( O.A.P ) per month 1000

Note: Members cannot avail the assistance in this welfare Board if they availed the same assistance from any other Welfare Board.