Backward Class Welfare

Name of the Department :- Backward Classes Welfare & TD Department

The Backward Classes Welfare Department works for the social, economic, and cultural development of the people belonging to SC, ST, and OBC under the state of West Bengal.

Address: Kalyan Bhawan, MJN Road, Cooch Behar
E-mail:  bcwcob[at]gmail[dot]com
Office Phone Number:  03582-291843

Activities/ Services Provided by the department :-

  1. Issuance of Caste Certificate for SC, ST and OBC people
  2. Different types of Scholarship for SC,ST& OBC Students of Class-V to Post Matric
  3. Old Age Pension for SC& ST
  4. Inter caste marriage.
  5. Hostels: School attached Hostels/ central hostel/
  6. Distribution of bicycles under SaboojSathi Scheme
  7. Dealing with case related to the SCs & STs (POA) At, 1989
  8. Etc.
List Schemes/ Services offered by the department :
Sl No. Name of Scheme/ Service Benefits under the scheme How to apply (website to apply)
1. Sikshashree to SC SC students from V to VIII will get Rs. 800/- per annum Apply through School
2. Pre-matric OBC Scholarship amount is Rs. 1,500/- per annum. Apply Through School level
3. Post Matric SC/ST & OBC  Scholarship from class IX onwards as per course fee
4. Inter Caste Marriage (ICM) incentive Onetime payment of Rs. 30,000/- Payment made through joint bank Account  Online application through website
5. SaboojSathi Cycle Students for Class-IX Apply through School
6. Taposili Bandhu Above 60 for SC Beneficiaries Apply BDO/SDO Level
7. Jai Johar Above 60 for ST Beneficiaries Apply BDO/SDO Level


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List of Department Publication (Annual reports/ Scheme Booklet/ Awareness Leaflet/ Posters/ etc

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