BC welfare

The Government is implementing various welfare schemes for the educational, economicand social upliftment of the Backward Classes,Most Backward Classes, Denotified Communitiesand Minorities.The Government provides scholarship,hostel facilities, bi-cycles for the educationaladvancement of students of these communities.The Government also runs Kallar Reclamationschools for the educational upliftment of the PiramalaiKallar Community. In order to promote livelihood opportunities of the poor of these communities, the Government implements schemes such as distribution of sewing machines, iron boxes, house sites and loan schemes through the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Economic Development Corporation and the Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Corporation. Further, the Government provides various social welfare assistance to the people of Narikuravar Community and Denotified Communities through the Welfare Boards constituted for the communities.

The Government implements various schemes for the welfare of the Minorities, such as assistance to Hajj pilgrimage, financial assistance to Jerusalem pilgrimage, grant of Rs.1 crore to take up maintenance andrenovation works in churches and pension for Ulemas. The Ulema pension has been enhanced from Rs.1,000 to Rs.1,500 per month, from the year 2016-2017.



1 Personal Loan Plan I – Upto 20,00,000/- Rural – 81,000/- Upto 50,000/- – 5% annual  

1.   A Certificate for the proof of Minority religion


2.   Income Certificate



3.   Residence Certificate


4.   Project Report regarding the proposed venture.



5.   Driving licence (in case of vehicle loan alone)


6.   Any other Document required by Co-operative bank.



7.   Aadhaar Card Xerox (if available)

Urban – 1,03,000/- 50,000/- – 20,00,000/- – 6% per annum
Plan II – Upto 30,00,000/- Upto – 6,00,000/- Women – 6% per annum
Men – 8% Per annum
2 Micro Credit for self help group Plan I – 1,00,000/- Rural – 81,000/- 7% per annum
Urban – 1,03,000/-
Plan II – 1,50,000/- Upto – 6,00,000/- Women – 8%
Men – 10%
3 Education loan for professional courses / short term High skill Development courses Plan I – 3,00,000/- to 20,00,000/- Rural – 81,000/- 3% per annum
Urban – 6,00,000/-
Plan II – 3,00,000/- to 30,00,000/- Upto – 6,00,000/- Girls – 5%
Boys – 8%
4 Loan for the purchase of milch animals A Pair of milch Cow – 50,000/-                             pair of murra – 70,000/- Rural – 81,000/- 6% per annum
Urban – 1,03,000/-
5 Auto loan LPG Auto 1,21,000/- Other auto – 1,00,000/- Rural – 81,000/- 6% per annum
Urban – 1,03,000/-
  1. Salem Muslim Women Aid Society
  • Helps any destitute Muslim Widow / Women with monthy allowance or some other form as the funds of the society may permit.
  • Imparts training to destitute Muslim Women in Handicrafts, Small scale industries.
  • Organises a Home for aged / destitute Muslim Women
  • Assists Muslim women members in the commercial, Industrial and educational fields with a view to inculcate in them a sense of care and assistance.

The Government is implementing three kinds of scholarship schemes of Government of india for the students belonging to religious Minorities viz/. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain studying from 1stStd to Professional Degree / Research level courses in Government / Government Aided and in all recognized private Institutions.

The details are as follows:

Name of the Scholarships Classes covered Parent / Guardians Annual income limit Sharing pattern of Funds
Prematric Std. 1 to X Rs. 1.00 Lakh 100% centre
Postmatric Std. 11th to Ph.D Rs. 2.00 Lakh 100% centre
Merit-Cum-Means Based Professional / Technical Courses Rs. 2.50 Lakh 100% centre

Eligibility Criteria for availing Scholarship

  • Students should have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous year final examination (except 1st,)
  • 30% of Scholarships is earmarked to Girl students from out of the total physical target.
  • Scholarship will be given to the students native of Tamil Nadu.
  • Scholarhip will be sanctioned only for 2 Childern in a family.
  • Students should not avail any other scholarship through Backward Class / Adidravidar Welfare / other Departments, Welfare Boards, etc., while applying of this scholarship.

The Ulema and other Personnel Welfare Board was formed during the year 2009 and functioning for the upliftment of educational and economic status of the Ulemas, Aalims, Pesh – Imams, Arabic Teachers, Mothinars, Bilal, and other Employees working in Mosque, Madarasas, Darghas, Ashurkhanas, Burial ground, Thaikas, Muslim Orphanages etc. in the state

The persons who have completed 18 years and not attained 60 years of age are eligible for Membership. Identity Cards are given to the registered Members of the Board at free of cost. The Identity cards should be renewed once in three years.

The financial assistance given to the members of the Ulemas and Other personnel Welfare Boads are as follows:

S.No. Details of Assistance Assistance Rs.
1 Accidental Insurance
a)      Death due to accident 1,00,000/-
b)      Handicapped due to accident (with reference to percentage of handicapness) 10,000 to 1,00,000/-
2 Natural Death 15,000/-
3 Funeral Expenses 2,000/-
4 Scholarship
a)      Girl student studying in X Std. 1,000/-
b)      Student passed in X Std. 1,000/-
c)      Girl student studying in XI Std. 1,000/-
d)      Girl student studying in XII Std. 1,500/-
e)      Student passed in XII Std. 1,500/-
f)       Student studying Degree Courses (Day Scholar) 1,500/-
g)      Student studying Degree Courses (Hosteller) 1,750/-
h)      Student studying post Graduate Courses (Day Scholar) 4,000/-
i)        Student studying Post Graduate Courses (Hosteller) 5,000/-
j)        Student studying Under Graduate Professional Course (Day Scholar) 4,000/-
k)      Student studying Under Graduate Professional Courses (Hosteller) 6,000/-
l)        Student studying Post Graduate professional Courses (Day Scholar) 6,000/-
m)    Student studying in Post Graduate Professional Courses (Hosteller) 8,000/-
n)      Student studying in ITI/Polytechnic 1,000/-
o)      Student studying in ITI/Polytechnic (Hosteller) 1,200/-
5 Marriage Assistance 2,000/-
6 Maternity Assistance
a)      Maternity Assistance of Rs. 1,000/- per month for six months 6,000/-
b)      Abortion 3,000/-
7 Spectacle 5,00 (Max.)
8 Old Age Pension 1,000 p.m

A new scheme providing financial assistance for Jerusalem Pilgrimage by all sections of Christians in Tamil Nadu has been ordered by the Government. At the rate of Rs. 20,000/- each.