Minorities Welfare Department
According to 2011 Census, the population of Minorities in Telangana State is about 50.05 Lakhs. In Hanumakonda Dist is Lakhs .The Government has always laid emphasis on progress and empowerment of Minorities. The Department of Minorities Welfare was created in the year 1993 and bifurcated as Minorities Welfare Department, Telangana State with effect from 02-06-2014 for implementing schemes for the social, educational and economic development of Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis that constitutes about 14% of the population in Telangana.
In the year 2012 Government have established the Commissionarate for Minorities Welfare to implement various schemes for the minorities and to ensure proper utilization of funds being spent by the Government for the welfare of minorities, besides coordinating and supervising the activities of all implementing agencies and the same is bifurcated as Director of Minority Welfare, Telangana State with effect from 2nd june, 2014.The Minorities Welfare Department is implementing programmes both under the state budget and centrally sponsored schemes.
Shaadi Mubarak Scheme:-
The Shaadi Mubarak Scheme giving financial assistance for Minorities Brides amount is Rs.75,116/-(Rupees Seventy Five thousand one hundred six teen only) to each unmarried girl at the time of marriage residing in Telangana only. Process of Applications is being made through website https//telanganaepass.cgg.gov.in. The scheme was introduced from 02.10.2014.
Post Metric Scholarships & Fee Reimbursement (Govt. of Telangana):-
The Post Metric Scholarships will be sanctioned to the Minority Students of Intermediate, Graduation, Post Graduation and Professional Courses to the economically backward Minority Students. Process of Applications is being made through website.
Chief Minister’s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities:
The Government of Telangana have issued orders to introduce a new scheme of “Overseas Study Scheme for Minorities” for the benefit of the students belonging to Minority community. Process of Applications is being made through website.
Financial Assistance & Grant – In – AID:-
- Financial Assistance for Construction/Renovation/Repairs to Masjids and Shaadikhana’s.
- Financial Assistant to Christian Hospitals, School Buildings, Orphanages, Old Age Homes, Community Halls-Cum_ Youth and Resources Centers.
Ramzan Dawath-e-Iftaar and Christmas Feast:
Through this Scheme Government arranges Dinner to poor Muslims and Christians at the time of their festivals and Distribution of 13500 Clothes, Gift packets for Ramzan and Christmas respectively. And Iftar and Feast for Rs. .00 Lakhs was sanctioned for Hanumakonda for (3) constituencies.
Telangana Minorities & Christian (M) Finance Corporation:
Subsidy cum Loan Scheme:
Government of Telangana implements the Subsidy cum Loan Scheme for creating Self-employment/Business among Minorities by giving Subsidised Loans. Recently the Subsidy portion enhanced and ranges from 50% to 80% and loan scheme from 1.00 Lakh to 10.00 Lakhs.
Training and Employment:
In the training and employment scheme, Minority Youth are given job oriented training and placement. Government arranges the Training through reputed Institutions like NAC, SETWIN etc., and courses include Civil, Industrial, Electrical and Computer related courses.
Minorities Study Circle:
Government of Telangana have started the Telangana Minorities Study Circle from the year 2015-16. The Study Circle will prepare Minorities Candidates for competitive exams leading to employment like TSPSC Group I, II, III & IV, Staff Selection Commission, Bank Probationary Officers, Police and Armed Forces Recruitment etc. Government have decided to sponsor 100 Minority candidates for preparing All India Services Exams from Best available Institutions every year.
Telangana Minorities Residential Schools (TMREIS):
Government of Telangana have embarked on an ambitious and crucial scheme of opening 160 Minorities Residential Schools at a cost of Rs.6723 Crores. This is an unprecedented step in the annals of independent India. This year 71 Minorities Residential Schools are opened from July 2016. Already staff and funds are sanctioned for this year. There will be 39 Boys and 32 Girls Residential schools. Admissions are for classes from 5th to Intermediate. This is a flagship scheme for Minorities Development of the Telangana Government.
Centrally sponsored schemes for Minorities Welfare:-
Educational Scholarships (GOI- Prematric, Post matric & Merit-cum-Means based Scholarships).
(Women Empowerment Scheme).
( Free coaching & Allied scheme(Eamcet / I-Cet other Competitive Exams) for Minority Students.
Dist. Minorities Welfare Officer,