BACKWARD CLASS WELFARE DEPARTMENT
State Backward Welfare Department, Uttar Pradesh has been set up for the welfare of backward classes within the state. Currently, the State Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, Uttar Pradesh, State Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation and State Commission for Backward Classes is under State Backward Welfare Department, Uttar Pradesh.
Assuming secularism and democratic system as basis, all the citizens of India have been given the right of equality, marginalized and other backward classes of the society have also been given various provisions in Section 14, 15, 16, 335, 338, 339, 340 and 342 to uplift these categories in social, economic and educational terms. To satisfy these objectives, Uttar Pradesh Government is implementing various schemes for welfare of backward classes. Till 95-96, all such programs were being run by Social Welfare Department.Total population of Uttar Pradesh is constituted from 54% of backward classes (as per Social Justice Committee) and since long the need of an independent department was being felt for development and welfare of such a big population. So, in 1995-96, Backward Classes Welfare Department was independently establish vide Govt of Uttar Pradesh notification GO No. 4056/20-E-1-95-539(2)/95 dated 12th August, 1995.
At present, under this department, Backward Classes Welfare Directorate, Uttar Pradesh Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation Limited and State Backward Classes Commission are being operated.
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