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DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE

Who we are

 

This department of Welfare was created to look after the welfare of the most underprivileged sections of the society namely the Schedule Tribes, Scheduled Castes, Backward classes and Minorities. Through the department, government is assigned with the task of bringing all round development of these weaker and vulnerable sections of the society. Therefore, Welfare Department is taking care of the welfare to the marginalised communities

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schemes implemented by the Welfare Department

 

Government has system of planning for SC and ST with specific focus for them. All the SC and ST schemes are brought under what we call “Tribal Sub-plan” (TSP) and “SC-Sub-plan”. Government is allocating money as per the percentage of SC and ST in the district/state. At the district level both central and state government assisted programmes are being implemented.

Central government assisted programmes

 
  • The primitive tribal development programme is 100% assisted by government of India. The schemes that are under implementation are:

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Conservation cum Development (CCD) Plan for Primitive Tribal Groups (PTG).

 

Since Primitive Tribal Groups constitute the most vulnerable section among tribals and inhabit isolated, remote and difficult areas in small and scattered hamlets/habitats, the scheme aims at planning their socio-economic development in a holistic manner by adopting habitat development approach and intervening in all spheres of their social and economic life, so that the quality of life of Primitive Tribal Groups is improved and a visible impact is made.

The scheme will cover only the identified Primitive Tribal Groups. The primitive tribes inhabit in Latehar are Parahia, Birhor, Asur, Korba, and Brijia.  About 2412 Primitive Tribes families totalling around 11660 persons reside in 153 villages situated in this district.

The scheme is extremely flexible because it enables every district to focus on areas that they consider is relevant to their PTGs and their socio-cultural environment. Activities under it may include housing, land distribution, land development, agricultural development, cattle development, construction of link roads, installation of non-conventional sources of energy for lighting purpose, social security or any other innovative activity meant for the socio-economic development of Primitive Tribal Groups.

Under this scheme, government of India is assisting PTG for preservation of them and helping them to improve their life and livelihoods. Under this scheme, government evolved plan for mobilisation, training of the PTG on need based livelihoods and providing subsidised credit support to the members.

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SC and ST Corporation

 

SC and ST Corporation is a central government body and is helping the state government through Jharkhand state scheduled caste corporation (JSSCDC) by way of distribution of loans to the beneficiaries for initiating livelihoods and for improving the existing livelihoods.

This corporation is also supporting tribes through Large Area Multipurpose Co-operatives (LAMPS) and tribal co-operative societies for procurement of minor forest products and surplus agricultural products like Tamarind / Mahua Flower / Chironjee / Barbati / Tassar Cocoon etc. through LAMPS and Tribal Cooperative Societies and marketing with the help of Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) and through other recognised agencies.

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State Government schemes for STs and PTGs

 
The state government schemes that are under implementation for ST and PTG are presented below.
  • Vocational training programmes for tribal ST youth such as computer training, nursing, food processing and electronic trades in collaboration with other agencies.
  • Hostel for  ST students.
  • Running of  Ashram School
  • Schools for girls.
  • School for Primitive tribal groups (PTG)
  • Supply of dress to ST school going girl children.
  • Tuition free reimbursement to ST
  • Birsa Munda Technical Scholarship for tribes enrolled in engineering and medical colleges outside the state.
  • Stipend for ST school going children
  • Distribution of bicycles to girl students studying in 8th standard.
  • Construction of Multi-purpose halls, additional classrooms in the residential schools of hostels, solar electrification villages.
  • Irrigation schemes for tribes various other infrastructural irrigation infrastructure in tribal areas.
  • Legal Aid for tribes
  • Birsa Awas Yojna for the PTGs:- This scheme intends to provide free house to PTGs
  • Bharat Darshan Yojna:- This scheme intends to support PTGs of the State to travel outside the state for promoting the tribal cultural heritage.
  • Solar Lamp Distribution: Free distribution of Solar lamps to SC, ST and PTG families with the help of Jharkhand Energy Development Agency.
  • Distribution of assets for income generation and training programmes
  • Support for construction of water harvesting structures and tank construction in tribal and sc areas
  • Distribution of fruit bearing plants.
  • Support for ST families for undertaking Dairy development, homestead poultry, goat rearing lac and tasar cultivation.
  • Medical Aid for tribes for families in distress.
  • Economic and Social Development through MESO-Micro Economic and Social Organisation Scheme. Under this scheme, support is rendered for improving the social and economic conditions of the tribes. Project MESO was created to implement schemes under Integrated Tribal Development Programme in tribal sub-plan
  • Health insurance scheme for PTG.
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Muslim Communities

 
The schemes that are in implementation with focus on Muslim communities are given below.

  • Construction of Haj house, for the benefit of Haj pilgrims
  • State & District level committee for the Welfare of Minority under new 15 point programme of Prim-Minister, have been constituted.
  • Sending Haj Pilgrims for Haj yatra
  • Multi-Sectoral Development Programme for Minority is being implemented as per guideline of Government of India.
  • Various scheme of scholarship for Minority Students have been introduced as per Government of India guidelines. Pre-Matric Scholarship, Post Matric Scholarship and Merit-cum- Means Scholarships are being delivered through the Welfare department.
  • Construction of Hostel for Boys & Girls Hostel
  • Hostel repairing maintenance.  Furniture, TV, Utensil for Hostels, Tarit Chalak
  • Vocational Commercial training for Minority boys & girls students
  • Bicycle for Minority Girls and Boys Students
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Welfare of SCs

 

The schemes that are running through the Welfare Department is given under.

  • Furniture, utensils TV for boys and Girls Hostel, Tarit Chalak
  • Re-imbursement of Examination fee
  • Primary/Middle/High school/Post Matric & Sport Stipend, Unclean
  • Occupation, School Bags
  • Medical Aid
  • Vocational Training
  • Legal Aid
  • Construction & Renovation of Residential School
  •  Bicycle for Girls Students
  • Hostel renovation
  • Ambedkar Technical Scholarship for SC students enrolled in engineering and medical colleges outside the state.

 

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Welfare of Other Backward Castes (OBCs)

 

The schemes that are running through the Welfare Department for OBC community is given below.

  • Reimbursement of Examination fee
  • Grant to BC Corporation
  • Bicycle for BC Girls and Boys Students
  • Medical Aid
  • Furniture, TV & Utensil for Hostel, Tarit Chalak
  • Vocational Training (Commercial) for BC
  • Maintenance of residential School
  • Tarit Chalak, Computer TV
  • Construction & renovation of residential school
  • Renovation of BC Hostels
  • Primary/Middle school
  • High school
  • Post Matric School
  • Sport Stipend
  • Pre Matric School
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Who is heading the Welfare Department ?

 

A district officer is looking after the entire function of Welfare Department. At present Mr. Subash Kumar is the Latehar District Welfare Officer. The Welfare Officer is responsible for implementation of the above schemes as per the financial allocation for Latehar district.

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