Objectives & Functions

    The major functions and activities of Welfare of SCs/BCs, Social Justice & Empowerment and Antyodaya:

    Welfare of SCs/BCs

    • Eradication of untouchability including administration of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
    • Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1955.
    • Establishment matters relating to officers and staff under the administrative control of the Department except matters allotted to the General Administration Department.
    • All matters relating to Haryana Scheduled Caste Finance & Development Corporation and as well as Haryana Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections Kalyan Nigam.
    • Matters connected with the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes and De-notified Tribes including –
      1. Consideration and implementation of the report of the Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Government of India.
      2. Revision of lists of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes.
      3. State Advisory Committee on Welfare and Adhoc Committees on Welfare.
      4. Redressal of grievances of all members of Scheduled Caste/Tribes, and Backward Classes in service.
    • Policy regarding reservations for the members of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Backward Classes and De-notified Tribes for admission to various institutions.
    • Schemes designed for the welfare of Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes and De-notified Tribes including –
      1. Establishment of Community Centers
      2. Grant of subsidy for the various schemes for the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and De-notified Tribes;
      3. Pre-examination Training Centers
      4. Provision for legal aid;
      5. Provision of interest-free loan to the Scheduled Castes Students

    Social Justice & Empowerment

    The directorate of Social Justice and Empowerment aims at the social and economic development of destitute women and children, persons with disabilities and the elderly in the state.

    1. Development and expansion of curative, remedial, vocational and rehabilitative services for the handicapped, destitute and other socially oppressed groups.
    2. To establish and develop welfare activities for destitute women, orphans and homeless old persons. (Establishment of old age home).
    3. To encourage developmental efforts on the basis of self-help through community development projects.
    4. Rehabilitation of drug addicts.
    5. To provide special education, rehabilitation services and skill training to blind, dumb, deaf and physically handicapped and mentally retarded children.
    6. Registration, professional guidance and financial support to voluntary social welfare agencies to strengthen, improve and promote their activities, coordination between NGOs/donors and concerned government departments.