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9.11 WELFARE OF SCHEDULED CASTES

 

  1. SCHEDULED CASTES DEVELOPMENT

Sl. No.

Name of Scheme

Outlay

(₹ in lakh)

1

Land, Housing and other Development Schemes

 

A

Land to Landless Families for Construction of Houses

18000.00

B

Completion of Partially Constructed Houses, Improvement of Dilapidated Houses and Construction of Padanamuri

20500.00

C

Development Programmes for Vulnerable Communities among SC

5000.00

2

Housing Scheme for the Homeless SCs (LIFE Mission)

30000.00

3

Pooled Fund for Special Projects under SCSP

50.00

4

Works and Buildings

600.00

5

Modernization and E-governance Initiatives in SC Development Department

400.00

6

Corpus Fund for SCSP (Critical Gap Filling Scheme)

4500.00

7

Share Capital Contribution to Kerala State Federation of SC/STs Development Co-operative Limited

200.00

8

Financial Assistance for Marriage of SC Girls

8339.00

9

Management of Model Residential Schools including Ayyankali Memorial Model Residential School for Sports, Vellayani

1300.00

10

Assistance for Education of SC Students

32561.00

11

Assistance for Training, Employment and Human Resource Development

4900.00

12

Empowerment Societies for SC Youths

100.00

13

Umbrella Programmes for the Development of SC (50% SS)

 

A

Kerala State Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ltd.–SCSP (51% State share)

2600.00

B

Construction of Boys Hostels (50% State share)

250.00

C

Protection of Civil Rights Act and Prevention of Atrocities Act (50% State share)

1310.00

D

Post-matric Scholarship (40% State share)

10800.00

14

Valsalyanidhi

1500.00

15

Working Women’s Hostel in all Districts

100.00

16

Ambedkar Village Development Scheme

6000.00

17

Health Care Scheme

5000.00

18

Additional State Assistance to Post-matric Students Scholarship

6000.00

 

SCSP Plan schemes-implemented through LSGs

 

A

PradhanManthriAwasYojana - Gramin–(PMAY) – SCSP (40% State share)

500.00

B

DeendayalAnthyodayaYojana (DAY NRLM)

(40% State share)

3300.00

                                                     Total

163810.00

 
  1. Land, Housing and other Development Programmes

 (Outlay: ₹ 43500.00 lakh)

The scheme has three sub schemes as given below:

A. Land to Landless Families for Construction of Houses

(Outlay: ₹ 18000.00 lakh)

The scheme envisages purchase of land to the poor and eligible landless Scheduled Castes families for construction of houses. It is targeted to assist 4620 landless SC families to purchase land during 2022-23. Rate of assistance per family will be as per Government norms in this regard. Only the beneficiaries identified as landless and homeless by LIFE Mission will be given assistance. Priority should be given to those families identified under ‘Extreme Poverty Survey- 2021-22’. An amount of ₹ 18000.00 lakh is provided for purchasing land for construction of houses under the scheme during 2022-23.

 

  1. Completion of Partially Constructed Houses, Improvement of Dilapidated Houses and Construction of Padanamuri

                                                                                                (Outlay: ₹ 20500.00 lakh)

The scheme aims to give financial assistance to SC families for the completion of partially constructed houses, improvement of dilapidated houses and construction of padanamuri. An amount of ₹ 20500.00 lakh is provided during 2022-23 for the scheme. Rate of assistance to the components will be as per Government norms. The scheme envisages:-

  • Completion of 6000 incomplete houses sanctioned till 2021-22. Rate of assistance is
    ₹ 1.50 lakh per house and family annual income limit is below ₹ 1.00 lakh.
  • Construction of study room to the existing houses of SC students who are studying in high school and higher secondary classes in Government/Aided/Special/Technical schools, whose parent’s/family annual income does not exceed ₹ 1.00 lakh. Assistance @ ₹ 2.00 lakh per family will be provided for construction.
  • Construction of 5,000 new study rooms and completion of about 7,000 spill over study rooms.
  • Additional amount of ₹ 1.00 lakh per house sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored  Programme PMAY. The amount will be given to the Commissionerate of Rural Development.
  • Priority will be given to the flood affected SC families and families identified under ‘Extreme Poverty Survey- 2021-22’ and the assistance will be as per the Government norms.

C. Development Programmes for Vulnerable Communities among SCs

 (Outlay: ₹ 5000.00 lakh)

            The objective of this scheme is rehabilitation and upliftment of SC people belonging to economically and socially disadvantaged communities such as Vedar, Nayadi, Kalladi, Arundhathiar/Chakkiliar. Their population is 3.65 per cent of the total SC population (Scheduled Caste Survey report 2008). Most of them are concentrated in Palakkad, Malappuram, Kollam and Idukki districts. An amount of ₹ 5000.00 lakh is provided for the following components during 2022-23.

  • Assistance to purchase five cents of land for house construction as per Government norms. Houses will be provided under LIFE Mission.
  • Providing infrastructure, communication facilities, internet connectivity, education, treatment, drinking water, electricity and road connectivity to these communities. 
  • Special package including integrated colony development, completion of spillover houses, Samuhyapadanamuri, training including skill development &livelihood activities and special tuition.
  • Assistance for purchasing agricultural land up to a maximum of ₹ 10.00 lakh for purchasing minimum 25 cents of land.
  • Priority will be given to the victims of flood and the families identified under ‘Extreme Poverty Survey- 2021-22’.
  • Family based micro plans shall be prepared and implemented for the socio-economic upliftment of these communities, especially of the community with the highest deprivation index.

           Based on gender disaggregated data 41 % of fund will be going to women.

 

  1.  Housing Scheme for the Homeless SCs (LIFE Mission)

(Outlay: ₹ 30000.00 lakh)

LIFE (Livelihood, Inclusion and Financial Empowerment) Mission is one among the four Development Missions announced by Government of Kerala under Nava Keralam Karma Padhathi (NKKP). It aimed at providing safe housing to the homeless in the State. It is implemented by the Local Governments using their Plan grant as well as Plan support from State Government and assistance from Kerala Urban & Rural Development Finance Corporation Ltd (KURDFC) by availing loan from Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO). An amount of ₹ 30000.00 lakh is providedduring 2022-23 for implementing the scheme for the SC beneficiaries. The scheme will be implemented by the LIFE Mission through Local Governments. LIFE Mission shall ensure that the funds providedunder this scheme are utilized for the SC beneficiaries only. Priority should be given to those families identified under ‘Extreme Poverty Survey- 2021-22’. It is targeted to assist 30000 SC beneficiaries during 2022-23. 90% of beneficiaries of the scheme will be women.

 

 

  1. Pooled Fund for Special Projects under SCSP

    (Outlay: ₹ 50.00 lakh)

Pooled Fund is intended to implement special projects for the benefit of Scheduled Castes by Government Departments/Institutions/Agencies/NGOs. The Departments/ Institutions/Agencies/NGOs which require funds from pooled fund should submit their project proposals aiming at SC development, along with their contribution, to the State Planning Board for consideration. If the project is found feasible and admissible, the same will be forwarded to the SC Development Department by the State Planning Board. Theseprojects will be placed before the SLWG/ Special Working Group for consideration and approval. The existing guidelines should be strictly followed for the preparation, approval and implementation of projects. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, top priority shall be given for implementation of livelihood activities. The progress of implementation of various projects sanctioned under this scheme should be strictly monitored by the District Level Committee for SC/ST as per GO (P) No.11/2021/Planning dated 28/09/2021 of the Planning & Economic Affairs (A) Department, Government of Kerala.

         An amount of ₹ 50.00 lakh is providedunder SCSP for the scheme during 2022-23.

 

  1. Works and Buildings

 (Outlay: ₹ 600.00 lakh)

Construction, renovation and maintenance works of all buildings under the control of SC Directorate comes under this scheme. This head of account is operated by the PWD. The scheme has the following components for 2022-23.

  • Construction of buildings and other civil/electrical works for Industrial Training Institutes, Pre-matric and Post-matric hostels, Para Medical Institutes, Nursing colleges (Kozhikode), Pre-Examination Training Centres, Model Residential Schools, Staff Quarters, District Offices, SCDO offices and the  Infrastructure development of all institutions under the department.
  • Repair/Renovation/maintenance of existing pre-matric and post-matric hostels, Industrial Training Institutes, Pre-Examination Training Centres and Model Residential Schools.
  • Ongoing works of the new Directorate Building and Dr. AmbedkarBhavanam.
  • Reconstruction works of ITIs which are housed in dilapidated buildings.
  • Construction of buildings for starting new trades as part of revamping of trades in ITIs.
  • Construction of buildings and other electrical/civil works for new MRSs and maintenance of existing buildings of MRSs.
  • Construction of buildings for PETCs.

An amount of ₹ 600.00 lakh is providedfor the scheme during 2022-23.

 

 

 

 

  1. Modernization and E-governance Initiatives in SC Development Department

 (Outlay: ₹ 400.00 lakh)

         This scheme is intended for the modernization of offices and institutions functioning under the control of Scheduled Castes Development Department. The following are the components of the scheme.

  • Training to officers and staff of Scheduled Castes Development Department including training in National and International Institutions.
  • Expenses for conducting conferences/workshops/seminars.
  • Purchase of computers, laptops, printers and photocopier, replacement of old computers, and setting up of LAN and video-conferencing facilities for connecting all offices and institutions under the department.
  • Development and updation of website/IT enabled services, installation of e-office, maintenance of website, AMC charges, internet charges in the Directorate and district offices, smart classrooms and libraries in ITIs and own institutions under the SC Development Department.
  • Development of software for implementation of e-governance initiatives for direct cash transfer to all categories of beneficiaries, honorarium to supporting engineers,                 e-procurement and ID cards for staff.
  • Supply of application forms and registers required for various schemes of the Department and advertisement charges and all expenses in connection with publicity of programmes under the Department.
  • Printing of posters, guides, booklets, journals, publications like Padavukal, department development guide, pamphlets and expenses for documentation of events and schemes and publication of selected literary works of SCs
  • Hiring of vehicles for field level officers for monitoring of schemes as per Government norms.
  • Updation of Scheduled Caste Survey in digital mode.
  • Information, Education and Communication activities.
    •  Expenses for monitoring and evaluation of schemes and projects related to SC development undertaken by the Department/Local Governments.
    •  Strengthening of Planning and Monitoring Cell in the Directorate by constituting an IT based MIS unit for effective monitoring of plan schemes, including the SCSP of LSGIs.
  • Closed User Group mobile connection to field level officers as per Government norms.
  • Setting up of additional facilities in the Directorate building at Nandavanam, computerization and infrastructural facilities of Directorate and all other offices/institutions under the Department.
  • Running of the handholding cell for giving information to students on career opportunities, higher education possibilities in India and abroad.
  • Digitalization of the department and rolling out of e-office facilities to District and Block level offices and providing Tab as part of digitalization of the department as per the existing Government norms.
  • Apprenticeship to Engineers (B.Tech - Civil) at district level (Two numbers to each District), Apprenticeship to Project Associate (MSW holders) (Two numbers to each District and one at Directorate level) to ensure the quality of construction projects and programmes implemented by the Department as per the existing Government norms regarding the creation of posts. Selection and appointment of the Apprenticeships should be as per the existing norms of the Government and priority should be given to SC youth.
  • Formation of Labour Contract Societies.
  • Expenses for consultancy services to prepare DPR for new major Developmental Projects of the Department through reputed academic and technical institutions/agencies of Central & State Governments.

 

An amount of ₹ 400.00 lakh is providedfor the scheme during 2022-23.

 

  1. Corpus Fund for SCSP (Critical Gap Filling Scheme)

(Outlay: ₹ 4500.00 lakh)

Corpus fund is intended to provide funds for filling any critical gap in the SCSP provision made under various schemes in the Annual Plan, on project basis with emphasis on human resource development, basic needs and economic development. The spillover commitments of the projects sanctioned in previous years can also be met from this scheme. One third of the amount would be allocated to districts on the basis of SC population. Administrative sanction for schemes up to ₹ 25.00 lakh are allowed to be issued at the districts based on the approval of District Level Committee for SC/ST.

An amount of ₹ 4500.00 lakh is provided for the programme during 2022-23 for the critical gap filling projects, including the following components.

  • Livelihood activities through KeralaState Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ltd.
  • Provisionof basic amenities like drinking water with special focus on piped water connectivity, electrification of households, internet connectivity, toilet and sanitation, alternate sources of energy, waste management, infrastructure development, connectivity and communication facilities and other critical gaps.
  • Recurring expenditure of Vijnanvadies. Provision to develop Vijnanvadies as a center of information, coaching for competitive exams and career guidance at grass root level. All infrastructure development, setting up of library and computer peripherals in Vijnanvadies. Assistance to Vijnanvadi Co-ordinators as per the existing norms of Govt. Provision to function Vijnanvadies as ‘Jyoti Talent Centres’, with necessary infrastructure facilities, in all GramaPanchayaths, Municipalities and Corporations.
  • Cost of preparing academic and feasibility report for starting higher education institutions.
  • Assistance for protection and renovation of burial grounds and renovation of “Kavu” and similar worship places of Scheduled Castes people.
  • Financial assistance for the funeral of SC destitute and BPL families.
  • Repair of infrastructure facilities-including reconstruction of roads, public wells, drinking water schemes, burial grounds, toilets, wells and community halls in SC colonies. Priority will be given for the repair of infrastructure facilities in SC colonies which were destroyed in flood and other natural calamities.
  • Providing assistance to agriculture and allied activities and setting up of value addition and processing units for their livelihood restoration. Priority will be given to the flood victims for their livelihood restoration.
  • Providing immediate assistance to the families affected by natural disasters and financial assistance to create additional person days of work to MGNREGS workers belonging to SC community in case of emergencies and natural disasters.
  • Provision of subsidy to the agricultural land loan scheme implemented by KeralaState Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ltd
  • Assistance for Food Craft Institute, Palakkad and all works related to it.
  • Assistance for KELPALM for reviving the livelihood of SCs.
  • The components of the scheme shall also be utilized in addressing the critical development gaps for the eradication of extreme poverty of the families identified under ‘Extreme Poverty Survey 2021-22’.

Special quarterly reviews shall be conducted in the Directorate for reviewing the progress of the projects implemented under ‘Corpus fund’ with the help of the MIS unit under the Planning and Monitoring Cell of the Directorate.The progress of implementation of various projects sanctioned at district level under this scheme should be strictly monitored by the District Level Committee for SC/ST as per GO (P) No.11/2021/Planning dated 28/09/2021 of the Planning & Economic Affairs(A) Department, Government of Kerala.

 

  1. Share Capital Contribution to Kerala State Federation of SC/STs Development Co-operative Limited

  (Outlay: ₹ 200.00 lakh)

The objective of the scheme is to give financial assistance to SC co-operative societies under SC/ST Federation for undertaking economic development activities on project basis. Assistance is given to the affiliated primary co-operatives as low rate of interest loan and for providing credit facilities to the Self Help Groups in order to undertake income and employment generation projects. An amount of ₹ 200.00 lakh is providedfor the scheme during 2022-23. Of this, ₹ 185.00 lakh is for giving assistance @ ₹ 5.00 lakh to 37 women self-help groups and ₹ 15.00 lakh is for project implementation cost. Priority shall be given for restoration of livelihood activities lost in the wake of Covid.

Based on gender disaggregated data 100% of fund will be going to women.

  1. Financial Assistance for Marriage of SC girls

  (Outlay: ₹ 8339.00 lakh)

       Marriage assistance is given to the parents of SC girls belonging to families having annual family income up to ₹ 1,00,000.00 for  the marriage ceremony of their  daughters
@ ₹ 1,25,000.00 in each case. An amount of ₹ 8339.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during the year 2022-23. The rate of assistance will be as per the Government Norms.

Based on gender disaggregated data 100% of fund will be going to women.

  1. Management of Model Residential Schools including Ayyankali Memorial Model

      Residential School for Sports, Vellayani

(Outlay: ₹ 1300.00 lakh)

Model Residential Schools are established to ensure the academic and physical excellence in the respective fields of SC/ST students by providing residential educational facilities from 5th standard to 12th standard. An amount of ₹ 1300.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during 2022-23 for the following components.

  • All expenses for the day to day management of MRSs and MRS for Sports, other than cost of establishment (salaries & allowances).
  • Expenses on projects for additional construction, improving infrastructural facilities, repairs and maintenance, waste management, landscaping, water supply, kitchen upgradation, sanitation andelectricity charges including alternative sources of energy.
  • Additional expenses related to 2 new Model Residential Schools at Kozhikode and Kannur districts.
  • Cost of establishment of +2 batches (new and additional) in all MRSs under the department.
  • Provision of uniform, night dresses, under garments, two set of sweater, bag, umbrella, shoe and socks for students.
  • Expenses for engaging Matron Cum Resident Tutor (MCRT) and counselors on contract basis.
  • Providing nutritional food as prescribed by Nutrition Board, periodical medical checkup, counseling and periodicals and special nutrition programmes for addressing Anemia among children.
  • Special coaching for personality development for weaker sections of students to improve their academic performance/sports activities and for various competitions.
  • Conducting Arts festivals and sports meets and seminars at different levels- Regional, State, and National.
  • Expenses towards cash prizes and awards for the winners at State, National and International level competitions.
  • Expenses towards the implementation of Student Police Cadet Programme, Additional Skill Acquisition Programme, NCC, NSS and similar projects in MRSs and Sports school.
  • Travel expenses of students including those students and faculty staying in Pre-matric, Post-matric hostels.
  • Expenses for students and faculty residing in pre-matric and post-matric hostels to attend various events and visit places, fields and centers of excellence.
  • Provision for hiring of vehicles to meet emergency situations.
  • Finishing schools cum skill centres in MRSs for residential coaching and skill development training for ensuring employability in emerging sectors.
  • Modernization of MRSs including IT enabled services like online admission and other infrastructure facilities.
  • Provision to develop all MRS to international standards by providing all infrastructure, to provide counseling to students and to provide extracurricular activities in arts and sports to the students of MRSs.
  • Setting up of ‘Jyothi’ Talent Centers - These Centers aim to set up specialized coaching centers at Model Residential Schools to equip students for higher competitive examinations. Arrangements will be made to provide coaching for entrance examinations for Medical & Engineering, CA, ICWA and Company Secretary and training for competitive examinations of UPSC, PSC, SSC, Banks and Defence at state and national levels through reputed Training Institutions exclusively empaneled from the interested institutions. Financial assistance will be provided by the department for setting up such centers. These Talent Centers has been named as 'Jyothi' in memory of Jyotirao Phule, one of India's leading social reformers.
  • Assistance for Education to SC Students

(Outlay: ₹ 32561.00 lakh)

The scheme is intended for promoting education among Scheduled Caste students. Educational allowances and scholarships, cash awards, special and remedial coaching, study tours etc. are proposed under the scheme. Three components under the scheme are (a) Educational Assistances, (b) Construction and infrastructure works of Government Medical College, Palakkad (c) Purchase of land for construction of building for MRS & hostels. An amount of ₹ 32561.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during 2022-23.

  1. Educational Assistances

         (Outlay: 25361.00 lakh)

Following are the components of the scheme.

  • Provision to purchase and install medical equipments for Government Medical College, Palakkad [Institute of Integrated Medical Sciences (IIMS), Palakkad] subject to the approval of SLWG/Special WG/Technical Committee.
  • Educational allowances to the students, course fee and all other course related expenses, pocket money, pre-matric scholarship, study tour expenses for students in pre-matric and post matric level including inmates of residential institutions under SC Development Department.
  • Assistance to purchase laptop for SC students undergoing professional courses in approved University/Institutes and NEET/JEE qualified students in All India level. Students of MBA, M.Sc Computer Science, MCA, MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BVSc& AH, B.Tech, B.Arch, M.Phil, PhD, M.Tech and students of ITIs and polytechnics are also eligible for getting assistance for laptops. Only the students pursuing these courses through merit/ reservation in regular institutions in India are eligible. Laptops will be given only once to an individual beneficiary. Application should be forwarded through the Principal/Head of the Institution certifying that the same assistance has not been received from local governments.
  • Providing special and remedial coaching for poor performing students.
  • Expenses towards study tours conducted by educational institutions including incidental expenses to students at the rates prescribed by the Government.
  • Cash award for excellence at State/University level for Pre-matric and Post-matric students.
  • All expenses related to day to day management of Nursery Schools, Pre matric and Post-matric hostels, MRITI/ITI hostels (except cost of establishment like salaries & allowances), repairs and maintenance, waste management, landscaping, water supply, sanitation, energy including alternative sources of energy, expenses towards honorarium to personnels who are engaged temporarily for meeting the requirements in the hostels, entrance festival of nursery schools, provision of nutritional food as prescribed by the Nutrition Board, mid-day meals and nutrition programme in ITI, special tuition for weak students, modernization and e-governance initiatives like online admission and website so as to revamp the pre-matric and post-matric hostels run by the department to pursue modern education.
  • Modernization of ITIs: Execution of construction works, procurement of tools and equipment, honorarium to temporary staff and provision of other facilities in the 44 ITIs so as to ensure retaining of affiliation and obtaining affiliation for new trades and for trades which do not have affiliation, modernization in accordance with the instructions issued by DGE&T from time to time, starting new and employment oriented trades as part of revamping of trades in ITIs, development of soft skills, cost of conducting refresher courses including short term courses, skill development programmes, all expenses for implementing projects like Additional Skill Acquisition Programme and providing tool kits.
  • Assistance to ‘Primary education aid scheme’ to students studying in class 1 to 4 and pre secondary education aid in class 5 to 8 as per Governmentnorms in this regard.
    • Expenses for apprenticeship training programme and English language training programme.
    • Provision of uniform, under garments, bag, umbrella, shoe and socks for students.
    • Providing stethoscope to all Medical students.
    • Conduct of annual arts/sports festival at different levels for ITIs, Post-matric hostels and financial assistance for conducting cultural festivals or camps in these institutions.
    • Assistance for Community College, Vadakkancheri.
    • Assistance for foreign education and information dissemination activities (workshops and meetings).
    • Financial assistance of ₹ 10,000 and ₹ 5000 for meeting the initial expenses to SC students who get admission in Medical/Engineering courses respectively subject to the annual parental income limit fixed by Government.
    • Financial assistance to SC students for Medical/Engineering coaching.
    • Educational assistance for the students of self-financing Arts and Science Colleges and self-financing Higher Secondary Schools subject to norms in this regard.
    • Running the Pre-primary schools under the control of the SC Development Department by providing play and study materials, supply of nutritious food and clothing and honorarium to teachers and helpers.
    • Giving boarding grant to SC students staying in hostels managed by NGOs.
    • To impart tuition in subjects like Mathematics, Science, English, Hindi and Social Science for inmates of pre-matric hostels and students of high schools and upper primary classes.
    • To give cash prizes and awards to students with outstanding academic and non-academic performance including A grade holders of youth festivals and sports meet, A+ winners in Class X and XII.
    • Ayyankali Talent Search & Development scheme.
    • Financial assistance for students who have dropped out of recognized institutions at the higher secondary level, engineering and other professional courses for continuing their education.
    • Scholars Support Programme for supporting scholars in the Under Graduate programme.
    • Motivational programme to parents for creating positive attitude towards modern education and to motivate their children.
    • Scholarship to Civil service aspirants for availing training in Government and private coaching institutes in India.
    • Financial assistance for SC students appearing for equivalent examinations conducted   by Kerala State Literacy Mission.
    • Data entry charges for educational assistance through Akshaya Kendra.
    • Financial assistance for purchase of study materials like text books, note books, laptop and study table for the victims of natural disasters.
    • Financial Assistance for the purchase of musical instruments and costumes to SC students of educational institutions under SC departments and other higher education institutions to participate in arts festivals and youth festivals at various levels as per the approved rates of the Govt.
    • Provision for meeting the Department assistance for the Education loan repayment support scheme for SC students.
    • "Wings" – Provision to provide financial assistance to SC students for Flying Course. Financial assistance will be given to SC students who join ‘Ready to Fly’ course in Rajeev Gandhi Aviation Academy following the existing norms.
      1. Construction Work of Palakkad Medical College     

                                                                                                 (Outlay: ₹ 7000.00 lakh)

An amount of ₹ 7000.00 lakh is provided for the construction and other activities for Palakkad medical college including construction of medical college block, construction of hospital block, construction of boys and girls hostel buildings and other civil and electrical works and installation of necessary equipment, subject to the approval of SLWG/Special WG. The fund allotted for this purpose can also be used for the completion of works in this institution which were sanctioned in the previous years.

c. Purchase of land for construction of building for new MRSs and hostels

                                                                                            (Outlay: ₹ 200.00 lakh)

An amount ₹ 200.00 lakh is provided for the purchase of land for construction of building for new MRSs, Pre matric and post matric hostels, nurseries, ITI/MRITI hostels and other institutions of the department.

Out of the total amount proposedfor the scheme, Assistance for Education to SC Students, 40% of fund will be going to women based on gender disaggregated data.

  1. Assistance for Training, Employment and Human Resource Development

(Outlay: ₹ 4900.00 lakh)

The issue of unemployment among SCs is due to the lack of skill sets in modern trades. In order to generate employability among Scheduled Castes youth the department imparts various skill development training programmes. An amount of ₹ 4900.00 lakh is provided for providing assistance to training, employment and Human Resource Development during 2022-23.

The scheme includes the following components.

  • Area specific livelihood programmes in consultation with the Industries Dept, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Departments.
  • Entrepreneurship development training with the assistance of Line departments and PSUs under their control and Skill training through recognized and reputed training centers/Institutions for getting employment in organized sector.
  • Financial assistance to Self -Help Groups dominated by Scheduled Caste people and Self Help Groups under SC Co-operative societies and Kudumbashree for starting Micro enterprises on the basis of the training imparted for group and individual ventures and rejuvenation of SC co-operative societies registered under Co-operative department.
  • The expenditure for meeting the Self-employment subsidy.
  • Assistance for human resource development including training for Scheduled Castes who perform well in the fields of arts, sports, cinema and ethnic culture.
  • Monthly stipend to apprentice clerk cum typist under SC Department.
  • Honorarium and training costs of SC Promoters.
  • Assistance to Nadankalamela, Gadhika, tourism float and Sahithyolsavam.
  • Attending and conducting trade fairs, cultural festivals and job fairs.
  • Financial assistance to SC youths seeking job opportunities abroad.
  • Provision of financial and other overhead assistance to institutions like Civil Services Examination Training Society (ICSETS), Pre Examination Training Centers (PETC), Cyber Sri, Centre for Research and Education of Social Transformation (CREST) and other reputed institutions upon submission of suitable projects.
  • Entrepreneurship training and incubation center for SC youths with the help of startup mission. Those who successfully complete the training will be eligible for 50% subsidy of MUDRA loan as financial assistance for establishing new business ventures.
  • In order to provide extensive capital support to eligible SC enterprises, revolving fund will be given to Startup Mission based on the recommendation of an expert Committee to be formed for this purpose.
  • E-resources related career development and soft skill training system with the help of experts and institutions working in the area of Information Technology.
  • Skill training to candidates undergoing professional courses.
  • Career orientation programmes for the students in terminal classes in order to help them to choose the right career for their future.
  • Starting and revamping PETCs in all districts.
  • Financial assistance to the victims of flood and other natural disasters for starting self-employment projects.
  • Revival and rehabilitation of MSMEs units that has collapsed as a part of Covid-19.
  • Margin money Grants to Nano Units as per the existing norms of Govt.

Skilling and employment will be integrated with Kerala Knowledge Economy Mission implemented through Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC).

  1. Empowerment Societies for SC Youth (New Scheme)

(Outlay: ₹ 100.00 lakh)

The objective of the scheme is to promote young aspirant entrepreneurs belonging to the Scheduled Castes to start modern ventures by providing proper guidance, training, financial assistance and proper managerial handholding supports. The scheme envisages to create job opportunities, income and sense of self- reliance among SC Youth of the state. The intention of the scheme is to equip and channelize SC youth with Graduation or Diploma qualification as both entrepreneurs and employers. The state level co-ordination of the scheme will be through SC department. Application from the aspirants will be collected by the SC Department and Orientation programmes will be conducted among the aspirants to make them aware about the opportunities in various sectors. Based on the interest of the youth, sector wise groups or societies will be formed and proper training will be imparted to them with the help of Government professional agencies like Centre for Management Development. As part of the training, the action plan for the functions of the proposed societies will be framed and will be assisted to complete registration processes. Professional support will be provided to prepare project reports and for establishing working units in various sectors. Direct financial assistance from the SC Department shall be limited to ₹ 10.00 lakh per society and they will be guided to avail the possible supports from allied departments and agencies and financial institutions. It is expected to establish production units in civil engineering, Information technology, health care and allied sector, hire services, tourism, marketing, agriculture, education, banking and other modern industrial sectors. The scheme will be implemented as per the Government Order.

An amount of ₹ 100.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during 2022-23.

  1. Umbrella Schemes for the Development of SC (50% SS)

The umbrella scheme has the following four sub schemes.

  1. Kerala State Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ltd. SCP (51% State Share)

    (Outlay: ₹ 2600.00 lakh)

Under this Centrally Sponsored Scheme, share capital contribution is given to the State Development Corporation for SCs & STs in the ratio 51:49 between State Government and Central Government. The Central share of equity capital is sent directly to the Corporation. The Corporation provides finance for income generating schemes, employment oriented schemes, schemes for women and social welfare covering different areas of economic activities. The Corporation has focused their efforts for identification of eligible SC families and motivating them to undertake suitable economic development schemes, sponsoring these schemes to financial institutions for credit support, providing financial assistance in the form of margin money at low rate of interest and subsidy in order to reduce their repayment liability and providing necessary link/tie-up with other poverty alleviation programmes. It also aims to form a core group of vibrantentrepreneurs in the Scheduled Caste community with the help of agencies like the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI). The Corporation also intends to provide assistance to SC entrepreneurs to start micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) without affecting the poor majority approaching for micro loans. Provision of loan for the flood affected SC families for house construction and house renovation, working capital loan for agriculture and dairy activities and personal loan are also included.

            An amount of ₹ 2600.00 lakh is provided as 51% state share of the scheme during 2022-23 for various programmes. Major components of the scheme includes beneficiary oriented scheme, multipurpose unit loan, vehicle loan, micro credit finance programme, LaghuVyavasayaYojana, women empowerment programme, mahilasamridhiyojana, Loan for rehabilitation of return emigrants(NORKA ROOTS), loan to startup entrepreneurs, foreign employment, house  construction, animal husbandry, education, marriage assistance, foreign education and house renovation.

B. Construction of Boy’s Hostel (50% State Share)

 (Outlay: ₹ 250.00 lakh)

The scheme is for the construction of new hostels, completion of all ongoing constructions works and maintenance works in the Post-matric hostels under SC Development department. There are 19 post-matric and 85 pre-matric hostels in all districts for SCs. Provision is also included for the construction of Post-matric hostels for boys in 6 Corporations.

   An amount of ₹ 250.00 lakh is provided as 50% State share for the implementation of the scheme during 2022-23.

  1. Protection of Civil Rights Act and Prevention of Atrocities Act-1989 (50% State

Share)

   (Outlay: ₹ 1310.00 lakh)

            The Protection of Civil Rights Act and the Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 are strictly enforced to prevent crimes against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. These Acts ensure punishment for atrocities and ‘Untouchability’ against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Special Courts, one SC Protection Cell and Special Police Stations have been formed for the trial of offences and provision of relief and rehabilitation of the victims of atrocities. The activities under this scheme are;

  • Effective implementation of the provisions of the Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
  • Functioning and strengthening of the Scheduled Castes Protection Cell and Special Police Stations.
  • Setting up and functioning of exclusive Special Courts.
  • Relief and rehabilitation of atrocity victims.
  • Cash incentives for inter-caste marriages on par with the norms of central scheme viz, Dr. Ambedkar Scheme @ ₹ 2.5 lakh per couples married on or after 01.04.2019.
  • Expenses for awareness creation, social solidarity, state level and district level seminars, training programmes for elected representatives, training in leadership and vigilance and monitoring.

An amount of ₹ 1310.00 lakh is provided as 50 % state share of the scheme during 2022-23. Of which, ₹ 260.00 lakh is for meeting the expenditure including establishment expenses of Special courts.

 

D. Post -Matric Scholarship to Scheduled Caste Students (40% State Share)

   (Outlay: ₹ 10800.00 lakh)

Post matric scholarship is given to students belonging to Scheduled Castes for pursuing post-matriculation courses or post-secondary courses through recognized institutions, unaided institutions and students from self-financing colleges as per Government of India guidelines. Scholarships will be disbursed to the students whose parents/guardian’s income from all sources does not exceed ₹ 2.50 lakh per annum.

Following components are included under this scheme.

  • Maintenance allowance
  • Reimbursement of non-refundable compulsory fee charged by educational institutions
  • Book bank facility for specified courses
  • Study tour charges
  • Assistance to research scholars for thesis typing/printing charges. Scholars will be paid enrolment/registration, tuition, games, union, library, magazine, medical examination and such other fees compulsorily payable by the scholar to the institution or university/board. Refundable deposits will be excluded
  • Book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses
  • Additional allowances for students with disabilities.

            The scheme is implemented by the State Government with 60% central assistance from Government of India. An amount of ₹ 16200.00 lakh is anticipated as 60% central assistance for the scheme during 2022-23. Hence, an amount of ₹ 10800.00 lakh is provided as 40 % state share of the scheme during 2022-23.

  1. Valsalyanidhi

            (Outlay: ₹ 1500.00 lakh)

The objective of the scheme is to provide insurance linked social security scheme for the SC girl child so as to ensure proper education, improve capabilities and social status. It is a long term deposit scheme which attains maturity only after the child attains 18 years of age and has passed 10th standard. It ensures holistic development of the child starting with her birth, including birth registration, complete immunization and school admission and education to minimum 10th standard, ending with lump sum payment when she attains 18 years. The parents’ family annual income should not exceed ₹ 1.00 lakh. The entire insurance premium is paid by the State Govt. and the insurance amount can be used for higher education and for settling in life.

The updation and maintenance of the software developed for monitoring the flow of premium and systematic management of beneficiaries is also included under this scheme. The fund allotted for this purpose can also be used to meet the pending applications during previous year.

An amount of ₹ 1500.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during 2022-23.

Based on gender disaggregated data 100% of fund will be going to women.

  1. Working women’s hostel in all districts

  (Outlay: ₹ 100.00 lakh)

        The objective of the scheme is to construct hostels in all districts for working women belonging to Scheduled Caste communities. This helps them to avoid spending major part of their salary for food and accommodation. An amount of ₹ 100.00 lakh is provided for the scheme including purchase of land and other construction activities during 2022-23.

         Based on gender disaggregated data 100% of fund will be going to women.

  1. Dr. Ambedkar Village Development Scheme

(Outlay: ₹ 6000.00 lakh)

        The objective of the scheme is the holistic development of 1000 Scheduled Caste colonies where more than 30 Scheduled Castes families are residing. Traditional residential settlements of persons belonging to Scheduled Castes are located in low–lying areas and they frequently face damage from rainfall. This makes them vulnerable not only during floods but also in normal monsoon season. Therefore, efforts will be taken to improve the colonies of the persons belonging to Scheduled Castes. The scheme should be implemented after conducting need assessment in colonies and a maximum of ₹ 100.00 lakh will be proposed to each colony. Priority will be given to the flood affected colonies and colonies in water-logged areas.  Following are the components of the scheme.

  • Provision of drinking water, sanitation facilities, waste management, road connectivity, electrification, construction of land protection wall, irrigation, playground and community hall and renovation of houses.
  • In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic top priority will be given for implementation of livelihood activities like agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture, value addition and processing, weaving, bamboo based handicrafts, other traditional handicrafts, etc.
  • Assistance for protection and renovation of burial grounds inside the colony/ situated adjacent to the colony.
  • Completion works of the colony development projects sanctioned in previous years.  Special focus will be given for the completion of all developmental activities taken up under self-sufficient villages development schemes in previous years.

Documentation of the situation in the colonies should be done before and after the implementation of the scheme.

An amount of ₹ 6000.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during 2022-23.

  1. Health Care Scheme

(Outlay: ₹ 5000.00 lakh)

Under the Health Care scheme, it is proposed to give medical care to the deserving patients and the elderly.  Following are the components of the scheme.

  • Financial assistance for treatment to deserving individuals by producing proper medical certificate obtained from specialist medical practitioners concerned.
  • Full health care support to the family of mentally and physically challenged people and destitute.
  • Recurring expenditure of Homoeo Dispensaries financed by Scheduled Castes Department.
  • Special mental health programme.
  • Setting up of old age homes and provision of Geriatric care and Palliative care to the aged people.
  • Medical camps and De-addiction programmes in SC colonies/ habitats with the help of  Kudumbasree Mission and Health Department.
  • Expenditure relating to the health care programmes including honorarium and allowances.
  • Apprenticeship training programme for Nursing, Para-medical and Lab Assistant students
  • Special healthcare programme for transgenders.
  • Financial assistance as a relief measure to victims of natural calamities, fire, accident and death of sole income earning member of family.
  • Awareness programmes for parents of SC children on healthy and nutritious food and identification of anemic women and children and remedial measures to solve their health issues.

The total amount provided for the scheme during 2022-23 is ₹ 5000.00 lakh. Of this,      ₹ 4000.00 lakh is meant for treatment assistance, ₹ 500.00 lakh for relief measures and
₹ 500.00 lakh for other components of the scheme.

  1. Additional State Assistance to Post-matric students – Scholarship

(Outlay: ₹ 6000.00 lakh)

            The objective of the scheme isto give state assistance to the post- matric students who are not availing any scholarships from Government of India. This scheme also provides an additional amount to students who avail post matric scholarship from Centre for matching the rate of CSS to the rate of State assistance. An amount of ₹ 6000.00 lakh is provided for the scheme during 2022-23.

SCSP Plan schemes implemented by Local Governments

             An outlay of ₹ 3800.00 lakh is proposed for the implementation of transferred schemes implemented by the local governments. The scheme details are given below.

Sl.

No.

Name of Scheme

Outlay

(₹ in lakh)

A

PradhanManthriAwasYojana - Gramin – (PMAY) – SCSP

(40% State Share)

500.00

B

DeendayalAnthyodayaYojana (DAY NRLM)

40% State Share)

3300.00

Total

3800.00

 

The write-up and other scheme details have been included in the Appendix IV of the Budget 2022-23.

 

 

Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCA to SCSP)

                            (Outlay: ₹ 1500.00 lakh)

The main objective of the scheme is to give a thrust to the economic development programmes for Scheduled Castes with reference to their occupational pattern and to increase the productivity and income from their limited resources. A portion of the amount will be placed with the District Collectors for implementing feasible projects. Distribution of funds will be on the basis of the percentage of SC population in the districts. Government of India insists on the conduct of concurrent monitoring and evaluation of schemes implemented under SCA to SCSP. Therefore, Planning and Monitoring cell of the Directorate has to be strengthened for monitoring SCA to SCSP schemes and Local Government schemes with computer/Laptops and linkage facilities and MIS facilities. The components of the scheme are the following.

  • Projects implemented by the District Collectors through the line departments.
  • Assistance to SC/ST Corporation.
  • Implementation of economic development programmes through SC Directorate.
  • Expenses for monitoring of schemes under SCA to SCSP at Scheduled Castes Development Directorate and district level including engaging of persons.

The progress of implementation of various projects sanctioned under this scheme should be strictly monitored by the District Level Committee for SC/ST as per GO (P) No.11/2021/Planning dated 28/09/2021 of the Planning & Economic Affairs (A) Department, Government of Kerala.

Anticipated Central assistance during 2022-23 is ₹ 1500.00 lakh.

 

9.11 WELFARE OF SC

  1. SCHEDULED CASTES DEVELOPMENT
  2. Umbrella Programmes for the Development of Scheduled Castes (100% CSS)      

The components of the scheme are given below.

A. Construction of Girls’ Hostels (Post-matric) - BabuJagjivan Ram ChhatrawasYojana (100% CSS)

(Outlay: ₹ 1000.00 lakh)

  The scheme is implemented through the State Government with 100% central assistance both for construction of new hostel buildings and for expansion of existing hostel facilities for Scheduled Caste Girls. Priority will be given to the construction of hostels for middle and higher secondary level. Hostels can also be constructed for colleges and university levels. It is also proposed to construct post matric hostels for girls in 6 Corporations. An amount of
₹ 1000.00 lakh is anticipated as 100% central assistance for the scheme during 2022-23.

B. Pre-matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes Students in Classes IX and X (100% CSS)

 (Outlay: ₹ 2500.00 lakh)

The scheme is intended mainly for giving support to parents of SC children for education of their wards studying in classes IX and X for minimizing the drop-out and to improve participation of SC children in classes IX and X of the pre-matric stage.

Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents/guardians’ income, from all sources, does not exceed ₹ 2.50 lakh per annum. The value of scholarship includes
(i) scholarship and other grant, and (ii) additional allowance for students with disabilities studying in private un-aided recognized schools for the entire course. The rate of scholarship will be ₹ 225.00 per month for day scholars and ₹ 525.00 per month for hostellers for 10 months. Books and adhoc grant for day scholars will be ₹ 750.00 per annum and for hostellers it will be ₹ 1000.00 per annum. Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only once. The scheme is implemented by the State Government with 100% central assistance from Government of India.

An amount of ₹ 2500.00 lakh is anticipated as 100% central assistance for the scheme during 2022-23.

C. Pre-Matric Scholarship to the children of those engaged in occupations involving

cleaning and prone to health hazards (100% CSS)

                                                                                                               (Outlay: ₹ 150.00 lakh)

The scheme is mainly intended to provide financial assistance to children whose parents/guardian belongs to one of the categories in Manual Scavengers, Tanners and Flayers, to pursue pre-matric education. The scholarships may be given to students enrolled in class I or any subsequent class of pre-matric stage in the case of day scholars, and class III or any subsequent class of pre-matric stage in case of hosteller. The scholarship will terminate at the end of class X. The duration of scholarship in an academic year is ten months. The rate of scholarship for hostellers is ₹ 1000.00 per month and for day scholars is ₹ 225.00 per month. An adhoc grant of ₹ 750.00 per student per annum to all day scholars and ₹ 1000.00 per student per annum to hostellers would be admissible. Certain additional provisions for students amongst target groups with disabilities are also included under the scheme.

The scheme is implemented by the State Government, which receive 100% central assistance from Government of India. An amount of ₹ 150.00 lakh is anticipated as 100% central assistance for the scheme during 2022-23.

D. Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) (100% CSS)

(Outlay: ₹ 120.00 lakh)

            PradhanMantriAdarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) is mainly intended for the integrated development of Scheduled Castes majority villages with more than 50% of SC Population. This can be done (i) primarily through convergent implementation of the relevant Central and State schemes, (ii) providing Central assistance in the form of gap-filling funds to the extent of ₹ 20.00 lakh per village to be increased by another ₹ 5.00 lakh if State make a matching contribution and (iii) by providing gap-filling component to take up activities which are not covered under the existing Central and State Government Schemes. An amount of ₹ 120.00 lakh is anticipated as 100% CSS during 2022-23.

  1. Post -matric Scholarship to Scheduled Caste Students (60% Central Share)

(Outlay: ₹ 16200.00 lakh)

            Post matric scholarship is given to students belonging to Scheduled Castes for pursuing post-matriculation courses or post-secondary courses through recognized institutions, unaided institutions and students from self-financing colleges as per Government of India guidelines. Scholarships will be disbursed to the students whose parents/guardian’s income from all sources does not exceed ₹ 2.50 lakh per annum. Following components are included under this scheme.

  • Maintenance allowance.
  • Reimbursement of non-refundable compulsory fee charged by educational institutions.
  • Book bank facility for specified courses.
  • Study tour charges.
  • Assistance to research scholars for thesis typing/printing charges. Scholars will be paid enrolment/registration, tuition, games, union, library, magazine, medical examination and such other fees compulsorily payable by the scholar to the institution or university/board. Refundable deposits will be excluded.
  • Book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses.
  • Additional allowances for students with disabilities.

            The scheme is implemented by the State Government with 60% central assistance from Government of India. An amount of ₹ 16200.00 lakh is anticipated as 60% central assistance for the scheme during 2022-23.

 

  1. Rural Development Schemes
  2. PradhanManthri Awas Yojana - Grameen – (PMAY) – SCSP (60% Central Share)

(Outlay: ₹ 750.00 lakh)

     The objective of the scheme is to provide houses to Scheduled Castes under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of PradhanManthriAwasYojana. Construction of new houses and upgradation of existing kutcha houses into pucca houses are the two components of the scheme.

 An amount of ₹ 750.00 lakh is anticipated as 60% central share of the scheme during 2022-23. The provision is earmarked to Block Panchayats.

  1. Deendayal Anthyodaya Yojana (DAY NRLM) SCSP (60% central share)

(Outlay: ₹ 4950.00 lakh)

   This Centrally sponsored scheme is a poverty alleviation project of Government of India which is focused on encouraging self-employment organization of rural poor. An amount of ₹ 4950.00 lakh is anticipated as 60% central share of the scheme during 2022-23. Government of Kerala designated Kudumbasree Mission as the State Level Nodal agency for implementing the scheme. The provision is earmarked to Block Panchayats.

 

50% CSS

  • WELFARE OF SC
  • SCHEDULED CASTE DEVELOPMENT
  • Umbrella Programmes for the Development of Scheduled Castes (50% CSS)         

The components of the scheme are given below.

  1. Kerala State Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ltd. SCP (49% Central Share)

    (Outlay: ₹ 2498.00 lakh)

Under this Centrally Sponsored Scheme, share capital contribution is given to the State Development Corporation for SCs & STs in the ratio 51:49 between State Government and Central Government. The Central share of equity capital is sent directly to the Corporation. The Corporation provides finance for income generating schemes, employment oriented schemes, schemes for women and social welfare covering different areas of economic activities. The Corporation has focused their efforts for identification of eligible SC families and motivating them to undertake suitable economic development schemes, sponsoring these schemes to financial institutions for credit support, providing financial assistance in the form of margin money at low rate of interest and subsidy in order to reduce their repayment liability and providing necessary link/tie-up with other poverty alleviation programmes. In order to develop a core group of vibrant entrepreneurs from the Scheduled Caste communities with the help of agencies like Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), the Corporation also plans to categorize its credit portfolio into Micro loans, Small scale loans and medium sized loans, to support the investment needs of different classes of entrepreneurs but without affecting the poor majority approaching for micro loans. Provision of loan for the flood affected SC families for house construction and house renovation, working capital loan for agriculture and dairy activities and personal loan are also included.

            An amount of ₹ 2498.00 lakh is anticipated as 49% central share of the scheme during 2022-23 for various programmes. Major components of the scheme includes beneficiary oriented scheme, multipurpose unit loan, vehicle loan, micro credit finance programme, LaghuVyavasayaYojana, women empowerment programme, mahilasamridhiyojana, Loan for rehabilitation of return emigrants (NORKA ROOTS), loan to startup entrepreneurs, foreign employment, house  construction, animal husbandry, education, marriage assistance, foreign education and house renovation.

B. Construction of Boy’s Hostel (50% Central Share)

  (Outlay: ₹ 250.00 lakh)

The scheme is for the construction of new hostels, completion of all ongoing constructions works and maintenance works in the Post-matric hostels under SC Development department. There are 19 post-matric and 85 pre-matric hostels in all districts for SCs. Provision is also for the construction of Post-matric hostels for boys in 6 Corporations.

       An amount of ₹ 250.00 lakh is anticipated as 50% Central share for the implementation of the scheme during 2022-23.

C. Protection of Civil Rights Act and Prevention of Atrocities Act (50% Central Share)

   (Outlay: ₹ 1310.00 lakh)

            The SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was enacted to prevent offences against the members of the SCs and STs. The Act prescribes punishment for the enforcement of any disability arising from the preaching and practice of ‘Untouchability’ and prevents atrocities against members of SCs and STs. Special Court, one SC Protection Cell and Special Police Stations have been formed for the trial of offences and provision of relief and rehabilitation of the victims of atrocities. The activities under this scheme are;

  • Effective implementation of the provisions of the Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
  • Functioning and strengthening of the Scheduled Castes Protection Cell and Special Police Stations.
  • Setting up and functioning of exclusive Special Courts.
  • Relief and rehabilitation of atrocity victims.
  • Cash incentives for inter-caste marriages on par with the norms of central scheme viz, Dr. Ambedkar Scheme @ ₹ 2.5 lakh per couples married on or after 01.04.2019.
  • Expenses for awareness creation, social solidarity, state level and district level seminars, training programmes for elected representatives, training in leadership and vigilance and monitoring.

      An amount of ₹ 1310.00 lakh is anticipated as 50% Central share of the scheme during 2022-23. Of which, ₹ 260.00 lakh is for meeting the expenditure including establishment expenses of Special courts.

 

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