Backward Class Welfare
For the welfare of backward classes, Backward Class Department has been established in 1995. At present, under this department, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, Uttar Pradesh Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and State Backward Classes Commission are established.
Assuming secularism and democratic system as basis, all the citizens of India have been given the right of equality, marginalized and other backward classes of the society have also been given various provisions in Section 14, 15, 16, 335, 338, 339, 340 and 342 to uplift these categories in social, economic and educational terms. To satisfy these objectives, Uttar Pradesh Government is implementing various schemes for welfare of backward classes. Till 95-96, all such programs were being run by Social Welfare Department. Total population of Uttar Pradesh is constituted from 54% of backward classes (as per Social Justice Committee) and since long the need of an independent department was being felt for development and welfare of such a big population. So, in 1995-96, Backward Classes Welfare Department was independently establish vide Govt of Uttar Pradesh notification GO No. 4056/20-E-1-95-539(2)/95 dated 12th August, 1995.
At present, under this department, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, Uttar Pradesh Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation Limited and State Backward Classes Commission are being operated.
State Backward Classes Commission was constituted vide GO No. 22/16/92-Personnel dated 09th March, 1993, which is functional for ensuring the permissible reservation for backward classes in the Government services and inclusion of expected castes in the list of backward classes as well as exclusion too with its recommendation. At present 79 castes are notified as backward classes which are reflected on Appendix – 1 (28.2 KB)
Uttar Pradesh Backward Finance and Development Corporation was constituted vide GO No. 3459/26-3-89-9(51) 89, dated 20th September, 1989 which is working for economic development of marginalized people of backward classes by providing bank loans to them under various projects.
Education has top most roles in the lifting of backward classes. Lack of education is only the reason for backwardness of any social class. After a long duration of independence of the country, desired reforms in the educational status of other backward classes are still far. Various efforts have been made to make reforms in educational level. At present, for development of backward classes Pre-Matric scholarships, Post-Matric Scholarship and construction of Hostels alongwith fee reimbursement for post matric classes and schemes for providing grants to NGOs from Govt of India to provide computer training to unemployed youths are being operated under educational programs.
|Deputy Director, Backward Classes Welfare||Prayagraj Division||9076600511||allahabadddbcw[at]gmail[dot]com|
|District Backward Classes Welfare Officer||Prayagraj||9076600535||dbcwoallahabad[at]gmail[dot]com|
|District Backward Classes Welfare Officer||Kaushambi||9076600536||dbcwokaushambi[at]gmail[dot]com|
|District Backward Classes Welfare Officer||Pratapgarh||9076600537||dbcwopratapgarh[at]gmail[dot]com|
|District Backward Classes Welfare Officer||Fatehpur||9076600538||dbcwofatehpur[at]gmail[dot]com|