In Karnataka a separate
Department of Minorities was carved out during 1999-2000 from the
erstwhile Department of Backward Classes & Minorities.The Department,
apart from its other functions, undertakes to implement the schemes are
District Sectors. The Schemes are implemented through the Deputy
Commissioners and Zilla Panchayats.
Brief details of the various
schemes are as follows.
1. Shadimahal / Community Halls for Minorities
To-encourage Voluntary organization to promote the
cultural activities of the religious minorities financial assistance for
construction of shadimahal / Community Hall will be sanctioned. ( Upto
Rs.20.00 lakhs for non-district headquaters).
The application has to be
given, along with the documents, to the District officer of the Backward
Classes and Minorities Department of the respective District and has to be
recommended by the Deputy Commissioner. Important Conditions:
organization should have been registered at lease 3 Years prior to date of
2) The organization should be capable of mobilizing at
least 50 to 75 per cent of the project cost.
For further details the
District Officer, Backward & Minorities of the District may be
2.Construction of Hostel Buildings for
Under this schemes Government Hostels are
constructed through the Deputy Commissioner or the Zilla Panchayats to
provide for better environment for poor and needy minorities students. The
selection of the Hosteliers is done at the District level. The District
officer, Backward Class & Minorities of the district is the nodal
3. Skill Development Programme
In order to help the unemployed youth of the
minority communities to upgrade their skills and seek various types of
Training are imparted including.
1 ) Computer
2) Air Hostess
Apparel Training and Fashion Designing
4) Plastic Technology
5) Government Tool Room Trades and
6) Other Trainings
incuding in local trades.
These trainings are imparted mostly through Government
agencies like the
1) Government Tool Room & Training Centre
Central Institute of Plastic Technology Mysore
3) Apparel Training and
4) Air Hostess Training Agency.
Corporations of India
6) Keonics and other recognized Agencies
Nursing by re-imbursing the fees fixed by the Government for the GNM and
B.Sc (Nursing) Courses.
The main objective is to make the minorities
youth economically self relient by eradicating unemployment. The District
Officers, Backward Classes & Minorities at the district level and
directorate are the NODAL Officers.
4. Morarji Desai Residential
The Department runs several Morarji Desai
Residential Schools for Minorities to provide free Residential Education
from Standards VI to X on a co-education basis. The Schools are run
through the Karnataka Residential Education Institute Society and the
Zilla Panchayts. The Selections of the students is done through local
advertisements and tests/interviews organized at the district level. In
each district the district officers, Backward Classes & Minorities is
the NODAL OFFICERS
5. Teaching and Learning Aid to Govt. Minorities
Under this scheme minorities schools are provided
with teaching and learning aids up to Rs.10,000/- every year. The scheme
is implemented at the District level by the district Officers, Backwards
Classes & Minorities in Co-ordination with the Deputy Director of
Public Instruction. The District Committee under the chairmanship of the
Deputy Commissioner selects the beneficiary schools interested schools may
apply to the district officer, Backwards Classes & Minority Department
on a plain paper indicating their requirements.
6. Incentives for Minority Students:
In order to encourage the children of
minority communities continue education and check-drop-outs financial
grants as incentive in the following scale is extended.
1) Those who
complete S.S.L.C. & take admission to PUC–I & thereafter PUC-II
Rs.3,000/- per year.
2) Those who complete PUC-II & take admission
to degree courses Rs.4,000/- per year.
3) Those who complete any degree
and take admission to post Graduate Rs.5,000/- per year.
The application should be made to the District officer,
Backward Class & Minorities Department of the District. The District
Committee under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner selects the
7. New Hostels for Minorities:
Upto 2006-07 there were 23 Government Hostels under the
Minorities Department to help the educational uplitrment of the
Minorities. Government during 2007-08 has sanctioned 75 new Hostels for
the Minorities in several Districts. The District Officer, Backward
Classes & Minorities is the NODAL Officer to start these Hostels and
to pursue action for admitting the students. The District Officer,
Backward Classes & Minorities will issue local advertisements inviting
applications from eligible and intending students. Those students who are
desirous of seeking admission in these hostels may apply or contact the
District Officer of the Backward Classes & Minorities Department.
8. Scholarship for Minority
In order to extend the much needed financial
assistance to the children of the minority communities at the pre-matric
level, the Department of Minorities had designed a new scheme from 2007-08
to entend scholarship. The scheme details will be made available in due
course, after the scheme is approved.
9. Grant-in-Aid to Hostels run by Minority Organisations:
Under this scheme matching building grant, up to a maximum
of Rs. 1.00 (One lakh), can be provided to Minority Organisations, like
NGO's, Voluntary organizations etc., To carryout minor, repairs, additions
and alterations to there Hostels. Interested organizations have to apply
through the District Office of the Backward Classes & Minority
10. Occupational / Training for
Occupational Training for un-employed youths
in various trades such as Electrical Wireman, Civil Work Supervision
Radio, TV Repairs, Tailoring, Embroidery etc., Is provided under this
scheme, Training fee and stipend to candidates will be paid by the
Department. The scheme is under the District Sector and implemented
through the Zilla Panchayats.The selections of the candidates is done at
the District level. The District Office, Backward Classes & Minorities
is the NODAL Officer and may be contacted for details.
11. Grant in aid to Minority
Under this scheme orphans and destitute
children studying from 1st standard are elegible to get grant at Rs. 150/-
per month boarder. This scheme is under the District Sector and
implemented through the Zilla Panchayats. These Orphanages are approved
and included in the Grant-in-aid scheme are eligible to obtain financial
assistance under the scheme. The district Office, Backward Classes &
Minorities Department of the District is the NODAL Officer and may be
contacted for further details.
12. Training for Law Graduates belonging to the
Under this scheme financial
assistance in the form of monthly stiped is provided to Law Graduates
belonging to the minority communities. They are trained under Government
Advocaters or Advocate with 20 years of practice and will be given Rs.
1000/- stipend per month for four years.
13. Stipend for Minorities:
this scheme stipend to ITI / Diploma Students is provided at the rate of
Rs. 150/- per month for 10 months to minority students studying in
ITI/Diploma courses. This is a District Sector scheme and implemented
through the Zilla Panchayats.
For further details District Officers for Backward Classes
and Minorities of the Respective Districts may be Contacted