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.
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. For process of Applications, click here
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. 27.00 Lakhs was sanctioned for Khammam for (5) constituencies.
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.
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. In Khammam District total (7) Residential Schools are sanctioned and no. of students (1840) was studying.
List of Telangana Minorities Residential Schools, click here
This initiative aims at providing a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive & Transparent 'SMART' System for faster & effective disposal of Scholarships applications and delivery of funds directly into beneficiaries account without any leakages.(GOI- Prematric, Post matric & Merit-cum-Means based Scholarships).
To visit National Scholarships Portal, click here
Nai Roshini (Women Empowerment Scheme)
The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also constitutes a critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening of civil society. Women and children are always the worst sufferers in a poverty stricken family and need support. Empowering women, especially mothers, is even more important as it is in homes that she nourishes, nurture and moulds the character of her offspring.
For Nai Roshini schemes click here
The scheme aims to empower the students belonging to minority communities and prepare them for competitive examinations, so that their participation in government and private jobs improves. The scheme provides financial support for free coaching to notified minority students in selected coaching institutions.
For Naya Savera schemes click here