Backward Classes Welfare

Let’s know about the struggles of the backward classes to which our day to day life struggles don’t even compare to.

Though the Indian Government is promised to give basic rights to every section of the country irrespective of its gender, caste, creed etc. But still there are thousands of gaps between the Government and the Backward Classes of the society. Backward Classes is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are educationally or socially disadvantaged. The Backward Classes Bureau, the organization to look after the welfare of Backward Classes made by the Government, had implemented the schemes for Backward Classes. It also deals with the National Backward Classes Commission (NCBC) of the Country. 

The OBCs have 27% reservations in public sector employment and higher education. According to the  Constitution, OBCs are ‘socially,  educationally and under developed backward classes’, and the government must make sure their social and educational development. [The population of OBCs below poverty line was 22.6% in rural area and 15.4% in urban area whereas the population of SCs was 31.5% and 21.7% in rural and urban area respectively and the population of ST was 45.3% in rural area and 24.1% in urban area as per the poverty estimate.]

But even after having so many rights there are NGO’s, organizations for these sections . 

backward classes welfare

There are many sections of backward classes which even today are not educated.

For which special schemes were also made.

After it is  recognized that educational and economic support for these classes is not enough, it felt like other efforts were required to introduce various schemes specifically for the target group. 

Hence, there are  following schemes which were formulated and are being implemented :

  1. Pre-Matric Scholarship to the OBCs for studies in India 

The goal of this Scheme is to motivate children of OBCs studying at pre-matric stage. 

Loan Schemes

  1. a) Term Loan: Maximum loan limit is Rs. 10 Lakh per beneficiary.
  3. b) Margin Money Loan: Maximum loan limit of this loan is worth Rs. 10 Lakh per beneficiary.
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