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Introduction
The Constitution of India provides certain special Constitutional safeguards for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of the population, so that they could take their rightful place in community. As citizens of the Republic of India, they are fully entitled to certain rights and privileges, which were denied to them in the past on the ground of Caste system and the practice of Untouchability. Keeping in view, the Constitutional mandate, The Government of Karnataka, through Social Welfare Department, formulated various programmes and schemes for the upliftment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (hereafter mentioned as SC & ST) especially for their socio-economic and educational advancement from the year 1956 onwards. Prior to 1956, Social Welfare Department was earlier called as the Depressed Classes Department. It was headed by the Commissioner for Depressed Classes along with an Additional Development Commissioner. He was in charge of schemes meant for the SC/ST people, Denotified Tribes, Nomadic and Semi-nomadic Tribes and economically backward people. Prior to 1956, the officers at the district level were called as Depressed Class Officers. In the four districts of the erstwhile Bombay State, they were called as the District Special Backward Classes Officers and in the three districts of the erstwhile Hyderabad – Karnataka area, they were called as the Social Officer. In 1956 the Department was named as Social Welfare Department and in 1959, the district level officers were re-designated as District Social Welfare Officers, looking after the welfare of SC/STs, Backward Classes, Minorities, Women and Child Welfare, Physically Handicapped, etc. In the year 1975, the Women and Child Welfare along with Disabled Welfare, was separated into a separate department. The Department of Backward Classes and Minorities separated out in the year 1977, and the Department of Tribal Welfare was separated out from this department in 1998.
To implement various schemes and programmes, both Central and State Government provide funds. Though some of the schemes are funded either wholly or partly by the Central Government through the Special Central Assistance, Centrally sponsored Schemes under Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub Plan, majority of the schemes are funded and implemented by State Government alone.
The schemes are implemented broadly at three different levels, one at State level (Social Welfare Commissionerate), other at District level (Zilla Panchayat) and few at the Taluk Panchayat level. These schemes cover the main priority sectors; Education, Employment, Housing, Irrigation, etc.
The office of the Commissioner of Social Welfare, Bangalore, is classified into various sections for administrative convenience such as Education Section, which monitors and implements Educational Schemes, Employment and Training Section – monitors and implements Employment and Training Schemes, Special Component Plan – in-charge of monitoring the Special Component Plan, Co-ordination Section, which co-ordinates the activities of all sections and also implements certain schemes such as compensation to atrocities victims, construction of Ambedkar Bhavana at District and Taluk level, training to law graduates.
Objectives and vision
Pre-metric hostels
Post -metric hostels
Residential Schools:
Morarji Desai Residential PU College:
Morarji Desai residential Schools:
Kitturu rani chennamma residential Schools:
Pre metric Scholarship:
Post metric Scholarship:
EBL –Post metric hostels
Prize Money
Book Bank Scheme
Training of Law graduates
Other  Socio-Economic Programmes:
Special component plan:
Aims and Objectives :-
The department aimed at development of schedule caste people both in educationally activites and Reservation undere constitution of india and implementing various scheme.
Programmes and schemes Highlights
Pre-metric hostels

In Tumakuru district there are 63 Pre-metric  hostels are  Working. In these Hostels   6th to 10th Studying Students are eligible to admit. According  to Government rules  75 percent for  SC Student and 25 percent for ST & Other (OBC) Students. In These Hostels Free  boarding and meals are providing Rs.1000/- expenditure for each Student per Month for the purpose of food. 3465 Students are benefiting this facilities.
Post -metric hostels
In Tumakuru District There are 31 Post metric Hostels are working. PUC and other higher education SC &ST Students are admitted to these Hostels. Government of India Scholarship eligible students are eligible to get admission to these hostels. In these Hostels. Free  boarding and meals are providing Rs.1100/- expenditure for each Student per Month for the purpose of food. 4404 Students are benefiting this facilities.
Residential Schools:
In Tumakuru District Two Residential  Schools are working. In this schools 1st to 5Th Students were admitted. According to Government rules. 75 percent SC and 25 percent ST, Other Community students. are eligible to get admissionto these schools In these schools  free boarding, meals & academic education, uniforms, Stationary other facilities. are being providing  Free  boarding and meals are providing Rs.800/- expenditure for each Student per Month for the purpose of food. 250 Students are benefiting this facilities.
500 students are benefiting these facilities.

Morarji Desai Residential PU College:
In Tumakuru district one  Morarji desai residential College is working. In this college only PUC Science  Student, are admitting 75 percent SC Student & 25 percent other community students. Both Boys and Girls students are eligible to get admission to these schools In these colleges In this college provided  free boarding, meals & academic education, uniforms, Stationary other facilities. are being provided the purpose of food will charges Rs.1100/-  per each student per month. In district 160 students are benefiting this facilities.
Morarji Desai residential Schools:
In Tumakuru district there are 9 Morarji desai residential School are working. In these schools  6th to 10th standard Students were eligible for admission According to Government rules. 75 percent SC Student & 25 percent, ST and OBC community students. both boys and girls students in this school providing  free boarding, meals & academic education, uniforms, Stationary other facilities. the purpose of food will charges Rs.1100/-  per each student per month. 2250 students are benefiting this facilities.
Kitturu rani chennamma residential Schools:
In Tumakuru district there are 6 Kitturu rani chennamma Girls residential School are working. In this school 6th to 12th standard Student were eligible for admission According to Government Rules. 75 percent SC Student & 25 percent ST and OBC Student. only Girls student are admitted in this school.  provided  free boarding, meals & academic education, uniforms, Stationary other facilities. the purpose of food will be charges Rs.1100/-  per each student per month. In district 1500 students are benefiting this facilities.
Pre metric Scholarship:
In SC student who were studying in Government and aided schools will be sanctioned scholarship as below.
1 to 7th Standard Boys Rs.400/- per annum
1 to 5th Standard Girls Rs.450/- per annum
6 to 7th Standard Girls Rs.550/- per annum
8th Standard Boys Rs.650/- per annum
8th Standard Girls Rs.900/- per annum
9 to 10 th  students Day scholarship Rs.2250 per annum and Hostler Rs.4500/- per annum
Post metric Scholarship:
Post metric scholarship In sc student who were studying in Government and recognized colleges will be sanctioned scholarship as below.


Group
 Details

Maintenance allowance

Course details

Day scholars

Hostel scholars

I

550.00

1200.00

I-Post graduate level  ph.D, medical, engineering, agriculture veterinary etc             

II

530.00

820.00

II-Nursing, LLB,phara medical, BFC paramedical branches post graduate courses not covered group MA/Msc/M.com etc

III

330.00

570.00

III- all other courses loading to a graduate Degree not covered under group I and II BA/Bsc/B.com etc

IV

230.00

380.00

Puc and vocational studies I T I courses 3 year Diploma courses in polytechnics etc

EBL –Post metric hostels
students admitted in post metric hostels will be sanctioned EBL charges the actual food charges in the hostel met by Goi scholarship  and EBL charges.
Prize Money
Sc Students who passed the following examinations in  first class an the 1st attempt will be sanctioned prize money as noted below.
P.U.C                                                     Rs.750-00 
Degree (BA, B.sc and B.com etc.,)          Rs. 1000-00

Post Graduates                                      Rs. 1,250-00

Medical and engineering  Courses.          Rs. 1,500-00

Book Bank Scheme
For the benefit of Medical and engineering and other professional courses the course reference books will be provided for  existing book bank in the colleges.
Training of Law graduates
schedule caste law graduates were given administrative Law training for  4 years and each month Rs.2000 will be paid as stipend
Other  Social-Economic Programmes:
a)  Removal of un-touchability: As per the article  17 of the constitution practice  of un- touchability in any form is banned.  But however, in practice un- touchability still exists especially in rural  areas.  In addition to the various  measures taken for the removal  of un-touchability by the government-through publicity, educational schemes,  organization of special programs- In order to create social harmony and to reduce the social distance between the different castes, the inter caste marriages have been encouraged by the government   of Karnataka.  Either of  the party being S.C person and the other another caste HINDU:  and a scheme if financial  assistance to victims of atrocities.
1. Financial Assistance to inter Caste Married Couple is Rs. 50,000. (Rs.25,000-00 cash and Rs. 25,000-00 in the form of  N.S.C) During the year 2013-14 32.90 Lakhs were sanctioned to 80 intercast  married couples.
2. Financial Assistance to Victims of Atrocity on SC/ST  by other community persons earning persons Rs. 5.00  lakhs Non earning person Rs.2.50 lakhs compensation is admissible for the death  Victims depending upon the nature of loss sustained.  During the year  2013-14  Rs. 44.24 Lakhs  spent for 146 atrocity victims.
Special component plan:
The Schedule cast special component plant (SCP) is a comprehensive, integrated planned development efforts directed towards eradicating poverty among SC and providing to their habitation essential basic  infrastructure  like, Housing, Water Supply, Sanitation, approach Roads, irrigation wells, land to landless persons, health care, Agricultural Activities, Horticultural  Activities etc.,  About  38 development departments including boards and corporations are implementing the schemes under SCP/ TSP by earmarking 15%  of their annual plan budget.
Department statistics at a glance
For the year 2013-14 the Department Budget provision is below


SL.NO

Programme

Fund allotment

Release

Expenditure

%

1

ZP Plan

389.00

386.00

339.33

88

2

ZP Non Plan

1001.22

1001.22

944.18

94

3

TP Plan

1559.02

642.24

582.12

91

4

TP Non Plan

886.78

886.78

845.79

95

Who is who in the Department
Administrative Setup:

The Administrative setup of the department has got three levels

  1.  State Level
  2.  District Level
  3.  Taluk Level 

1. State Level:
At the State Level, the Commissioner of Social Welfare is functioning as the Head of the Department and he is assisted by three Joint Director, four Deputy Directors, One Chief Accounts Officer.  Apart from this, one Joint Director of Social Welfare is working as Director of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Research Institute. There is one Pre-Examination training centre at Ambedkar Bhavan, Miller's Road, Bangalore, where coaching is given to Scheduled Class students who are aspirants of passing Indian Civil Services Examinations like IAS and IPS. 
2. District Level:
All the Programmes of the Social Welfare Department at the District Level are being implemented by the Zilla Panchayats. The District Social Welfare Officer is Head of Social Welfare at the District Level and he will assist the Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Panchayat in implementing the Social Welfare Programmes.
3. Taluk Level:
Taluk Social Welfare Officer is the Head of the Taluk Social Welfare Office and he will work under the control of taluk Panchayat and assist the Executive Officers, Taluk Panchayat and District Social Welfare Officer of the District for the implementation of Departmental Schemes.

Major achievements in the department
The department aimed at development of schedule caste people both in educationally activities and Reservation under constitution of india and implementing various scheme.
4(1)B-RTIact  PIO/APIO

Sl.No

Name of the official/ officer sri/smt

Designation

District / Taluk/ Hobali/ Grama panchayath

Land Line Phone No

Mobile No.

1

R.Subramanya

Public Information officer, District Social welfare officer,

Tumakuru

0816-2278132

9480843045

2

S.parashivamurthy

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Tumakuru

0816-2278132

9448661402 

3

C.Srinivas

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Tumakuru

0816-2251361

9480843205

4

Lakshminarsimaiah

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Tumakuru

0816-2251361

7259979118

5

C.Srinivas

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Gubbi

08131-223684

9620680575

6

Beeregowda

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Gubbi

08131-223684

9538420210

7

H.Indira

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Turuvekere

08139-287057

9480843206

8

H.G.Rukmini

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Turuvekere

08139-287057

9483186277

9

 D.S.Manjunath

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Tiptur

08134-253275

9480843204

10

G.K.Umadevi

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Tiptur

08134-253275

9448631488

11

S.Ramanna

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Chikkanayakanahalli

08133-267491

9480843197

12

A.Murthy

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Chikkanayakanahalli

08133-267491

7829984224

13

Devalanaik

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Sira

08135-276530

9480843203

14

Hanumanthaiah

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Sira

08135-276530

9731521540

15

Mahadevswamy

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Madhugiri

08137-283346

9480843201

16

Eswaraiah

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Madhugiri

08137-283346

9741972401

17

Y.R.Chowdary

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Pavagada

08136-245221

9480843202

18

Venkatesh

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Pavagada

08136-245221

9448892415

19

C.K.Mamatha

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Koratagere

08138-232843

9480843199

20

Subbi S Siddan

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Koratagere

08138-232843

9986910779

21

C.Srinivas

Public Information officer,& Taluk Social welfare officer,

Kunigal

08132-221113

9480843200

22

Umesh

Assistant Public Information officer,
  office superintendent,

Kunigal

08132-221113

9036503138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District office Address
District social wel fare office,Near Dc officeTumakuru
                                                                                                            District social wel fare officer,
                                                                                                                Tumakuru District, Tumakuru

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