Right to Information Act


INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND

The Right to information Act.2005 No.22 of 2005 received the assent of the President of India on the 15th June 2005. The Act is to provide for setting out the practical regime of Right to Information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of Public Authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the Constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions and for matters connected there which are incidental thereto. The Act extends to the whole of India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

OBJECTIVE OF INFORMATION HANDBOOK

Under Section 4 (1) (b) of the RTI Act 2005, casts an obligation on every Public Authority to publish information on 17 Manuals referred to their in  within the expiry of 120 days, from the date of enactment of the Act. Under Section 5(1),(2) of the Act., every Public Authority shall within 100days of the enactment, Designate Officers as Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers. To comply with the provisions of the Act., this Information Hand Book is published for the use of public.

USERS OF THE HAND BOOK

Citizens, Civil Society Organizations, Public Representatives, Officers and Employees of Public Authorities including Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers and Appellate Officers, Central and State Information Commissions etc., are the users of this hand book.

 

NAMES, DESIGNATIONS AND  ADDRESS PARTICULARS OF THE ASSISTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS / PUBLIC INFORMTION OFFICERS/ APPELLATE AUTHORITIES

O/o. Commissioner of Social Welfare (At State Level)

S.No.

Name of the Officer nominated as Assistant Public Information Officer

Name of the Officer nominated as Public Information Officer

Name of the Officer nominated as Appellate Authority

Address, Telephone Number, E-Mail address and Fax Number of Assistant Public Information Officer/Public Information Officer/Appellate Authority

1

Smt.D.Uma Devi,
Deputy Director, (Planning)

Sri P. Simhadri,
Additional Director (SW)

Sri R.M.Gonela
IAS,
Commissioner of Social Welfare

O/o.The Commissioner of Social Welfare, DSS Bhavan, III Floor, Masab Tank, Hyderabad-500028.
Tel.No. 040-23391361
040-23391362
Email- comm_sw@ap.gov.in
Fax No.-040-23391039

 

NAMES OF THE OFFICERS AT DISTRICT LEVEL


S.No.

Name of the Officer nominated as Assistant Public Information Officer

Name of the Officer nominated as Public Information Officer

Name of the Officer nominated as Appellate Authority

Address, Telephone Number, E-Mail address and Fax Number of Assistant Public Information Officer/Public Information Officer/Appellate Authority

1

Sri.Y.Balaji,
Assistant  Accounts officer

Sri. R. Suryanarayana, District Social Welfare Officer
Srikakulam

Sri. R. Suryanarayana, Deputy Director (FAC)
Srikakulam District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Taraka Rama Samkshemabhavan
Srikakulam -532001.
Srikakulam District
Ph.No. :  08942-240579.
Email - ddsw_skl@ap.gov.in

2

Sri.K.Rukmaji Rao,
Superintendent  

Sri.M.Chandramouleeswara Rao,District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.M.Chandramouleeswara Rao,
Deputy Director,(FAC)
Vizianagaram District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Chenna Reddy Blg
Vizianagaram -535001,
Vizianagaram District
Ph.No. 08922-273676
Email: ddsw_vzm@ap.gov.in

3

Sri.K.Pydiraju,
Superintendent   

Sri. Ch.Satyanarayana
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.D.Srinivasan,
Deputy Director(SW)
Visakhapatnam District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Samkshema Bhavan, Sector-9,MVP Colony
Visakapatnam.
Ph.No.0891-2551001.,
Fax No. 2721692
Email ; ddsw_vsp@ap.gov.in

4

Smt.V.Seshagiri
Superintendent   

Sri. A.M.T.H. Rajakumari,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.D.V. Ramana Murthy,
Deputy Director(SW)
East Godavari District.

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
NFCL Road, Siddartha Nagar,
Kakinada,
East Godavari-533003
Ph.No.0884-2351665
Fax No. 2351667
Email : ddsw_eg@ap.gov.in

5

Sri.B.B.V.Subba Rao,
Superintendent   

Smt. A.Diamond, District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.AVVDM. Prasad, Deputy Director(SW)
Eluru, West Godavari Dist.

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Ameena Peta, Hostel Complex, Eluru -534006
West Godavari District.
Ph.No.08812-230540,
Fax No. 2227528
Email : ddsw_wg@ap.gov.in

6

Sri.P.Raja Gopal,
Superintendent 

Sri.B.Jesudas,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.P.S.A. Prasad, Deputy Director(SW)
Krishna Dist.

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Dr.No20/184,Collector Compound,Chilkalapudi, Machilipatnam- 521002.
Krishna District
Ph.No.08672-252743,
Fax No. : 250765
Email : ddsw_krn@ap.gov.in

7

Sri.M.Surendranath,
Superintendent 

Sri .K.Rama Krishna,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.R.Mallikarjuna Rao,
Deputy Director(SW)
Guntur District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
ZP Compound,SC Corpn.Bldg.
Guntur - 522001.
Guntur District
Ph.No. 0863-2234143.
Fax No. 2237941
Email : ddsw_gtr@ap.gov.in

8

Sri.B.Rajendra Prasad,
Superintendent 

Sri.P.Seethamma,
 District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.T.Venkataramaiah, Deputy Director(SW)
Prakasam District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Pragathi Bhavan,Near By pass Road ,Ongole -523001
Prakasam District
Ph.No.08592-233504,
Fax No. 233249
Email : ddsw_pksm@ap.gov.in
 

9

Sri.M.Kutumba Rao,
Superintendent 

Sri.Y.Vivekananda Murthy,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.G.Ramachandra, Deputy Director(SW)
Nellore District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Ambedkar Samkshema Bhavan,Subedarpet,
Nellore 524001,
Nellore District
Ph.No.0861-2327341,
Fax No. 2345389
Email : ddsw_nlr@ap.gov.in

10

Sri.P.Sidda Reddy,
Superintendent 

Sri.T.J.Christopher,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.R.Venugopala Rao,
Deputy Director(SW)
Kadapa District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Pragathi Bhavan,,
RTC bus stand road,beside R&B guest house
Kadapa-516001.
Kadapa District.
Ph.No. 08562-244473
Email : ddsw_cdp@ap.gov.in

11

Sri.N.Narsimhulu
Superintendent

Smt.D.Lakshmi Devamma
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.Sri.L.B.Chakradar,
Deputy Director(SW)
Kurnool District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Near Birla gate
Kurnool -518002. Kurnool District. Ph.No. 08518-230790
Email : ddsw_krnl@ap.gov.in

12

Sri.K.Venkateshwar Rao,
Assistant Accounts Officer

Sri.K.Sudershanam,
 District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.K.V.Ramanachari,
Deputy Director(SW)
Ananthapur District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Ground Floor, Pennar Bhavan,
Ananthapur -515001.
Ananthapur District
Ph.No.08554-275587
Email ddsw_atp@ap.gov.in

13

Sri.P.Subbarayalu
Superintendent

Sri.D.Madhusudan Rao, District Social Welfare Officer,
Chitoor Dist.

Sri.G.V.Raghuram,
Deputy Director(SW)
Chittoor District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Janata Bazar Bldg,Ist floor,Dr.No 18-1-61,opp:Old Municipal bus stand
Chitoor -517001.
Chittoor District
Ph.No.08572-232503
Email : ddsw_ctr@ap.gov.in

14

Sri.D.S.K.Syam Prasad,
Superintendent

Sri.K.Chander Rao ,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.M.S.Bharath Kumar,
Deputy Director(SW)
Mahabubnagar District.

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Ambedkar Bhavan, Collector Office Compound,                 opp:Bus stop,
Mahabubnagar -509001.
Mahabubnagar District
Ph.No.08542-242537
Email : ddsw_mbnr@ap.gov.in

15

T.Surya Kumari,
Superintendent

1.District Social Welfare Officer, Vacant
2.District Social Welfare Officer ,Vacant

Sri.T.Vijaykumar,
Deputy Director(SW)
Hyderabad District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Near Exhibition Grounds
Hyderabad -500001
Hyderabad District.
Ph.No.040-24615044
Email : ddsw_@ap.gov.in

16

Sri.M.Moses,
Superintendent

Sri.B.Ramesh, District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.G.Suresh Reddy,
Deputy Director(SW)
Rangareddy District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Collectorate of Rangareddy Dist. 4th floor
Karitabad,
Hyderabad  -500001.
Hyderabad District.
Ph.No.040-23235064
Email : ddsw_rr@ap.gov.in

17

Sri.N.Satyanarayana,
Superintendent

Sri.P.Anantaiah, District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.D Srinivasa Naik, 
  Deputy Director(SW)
 (FAC)
Nalgonda District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Samkshema Bhavan'A'Block,Ist floor,Miryalaguda Road
Nalgonda - 508001.
Nalgonda District
Ph.No.08682-245386,
Fax No.232232
Email : ddsw_nlg@ap.gov.in

18

Sri.K.Ramesh,
Superintendent

Sri.T.Wilson, District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.K.Prabhakar,
Deputy Director(SW)
Medak District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Collector office complex,
Sangareddy -502001.
Medak District.
Ph.No.08455-276463
Email : ddsw_mdk@ap.gov.in

19

Sri.B.Kishan,
Superintendent

Sri.T.Butchaiah, District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.V.Brahmaiah,
Deputy Director(SW)
Nizamabad District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Pragathi Bhavan,Collectorate
Nizamabad -503001.
Nizamabad District
Ph.No.08462-221601
Email : ddsw_nzb@ap.gov.in

20

Sri.C.Prakash,
Superintendent

Sri.D.Siva Reddy,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.B.Pitchaiah,  
Deputy Director(SW)
Warangal District

 O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Pragathi Bhavan,Subederi,
Hanmakonda (PO)- 506002
Warangal  District
Ph.No.0870-2510977
Email : ddsw_wgl@ap.gov.in

21

Sri.P.Laxmaiah,
Superintendent

Sri.P.Soma Raju,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.D.Vasu
Deputy Director(SW)
Khammam District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Samkshema Bhavan,Buranpurf
Khammam -507002.
Khammam District
Ph.No.08742-228241
Email : ddsw_khm@ap.gov.in

22

Sri.V.Kameshwar Rao,
Superintendent

Sri. D.Chandraiah,
District Social Welfare Officer

Sri.M.Nagender,
Deputy Director(SW)
Karimnagar District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Collector Complex,
Karimnagar-505001.
Karimnagar District.
Ph.No.0878-2243375
Email : ddsw_krmn@ap.gov.in

23

Sri.S.Ganganna,
Superintendent

Sri.M.Prasada Rao,
District Social Welfare Officer

Smt.J.Shantabai,
Deputy Director(SW)
Adilabad District

O/o Deputy Director (SW)
Opp:District Court,Behind Bus Depot
Adilabad -504001.
Adilabad District
Ph.No.08732-226230
Email : ddsw_abd@ap.gov.in

 

NOTE: Assistant Public Information Officer will receive the applications for information and forward to the Public Information Officer. Public Information Officer also can receive the representations under RTI Act.

ORGANISATION, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

 The Social Welfare department is dedicated to the integrated and overall development of SCHEDULED CASTES. According to 2001 census, the scheduled caste's population in the state is 123.39 lakhs, which accounts for 16.19 per cent of the State's total population.

 Functions of the Organization

The main objectives of the Social Welfare Department are Educational advancement, Socio-Economic development, Welfare and Protection of Scheduled Castes and implementation of programmes of Social Security like Homes for orphan children, rehabilitation of jogins, bonded labourers and scavengers and house-sites to weaker sections.


ORGANIZATION:

Head Quarters Office:

The Commissioner of Social Welfare is the Head of the Department.  He is assisted by the Additional Director, Six Zonal Joint Directors (including S.W. Fund) seven Deputy Directors three Assistant Directors, two Accounts Officers - one for accounts and one for audit and one Assistant Accounts Officer, who is the Drawing Officer and other supporting Staff.

The Organization Chart of the Commissionerate is shown in the Chart-I

District Offices

The implementation of all Social Welfare Schemes is under the supervision of District Collectors in the districts with the assistance of the Deputy Director (SW), Dist.Social Welfare Officer and Asst.Accounts Officer.  In the districts of Guntur, Krishna, and Prakasam, 3 posts of Joint Collectors (Welfare & Protection) are sanctioned for implementation of schemes for the welfare of S.Cs and monitoring the cases of atrocities on S.Cs and S.Ts.

In addition, there are 165 Assistant Social Welfare Officers who are assisting the Dy.Directors in the executive functions at the field level.

The Deputy Director (SW) is also assisted by a Deputy Tahsildar, Revenue Inspector and ministerial staff in Land Acquisition work for allotment of house-sites to weaker sections.

The Organization Chart of the District is shown in the Chart-II

STATEMENT SHOWING THE DETAILS OF THE STAFF IN THE DEPARTMENT BOTH AT HEAD QUARTERS OFFICE AND DISTRICT OFFICES.

Sl.No

Designation

2005-2006

2006-2007

1

Commissioner of Social Welfare

1

1

2

Additional Commissioner

1

1

3

Additional Director

1

1

4

Zonal Joint Directors         

5

5

5

Deputy Directors
Including Deputy Director, Research.
 (in the Commissionerate) .

7

7

6

Asst.Directors  

3

3

7

Research Officers

2

2

8

Accounts Officers

2

2

9

Joint Collectors (Welfare & Protection).

3

3

10

Dy.Directors (in districts)

23

23

11

Dist.Social Welfare Officers

24

24

12

Asst.Accounts Officers.

24

24

13

Asst.Social Welfare Officers

165

165

14

Junior Accounts Officers

8

8

15

Non Gazetted staff-Ministerial staff and the staff of institutions

3086

3086

16

Attenders, Drivers, Record Assts., Cooks, Kamatis, Watchmen etc.

6724

6724

Total

10079

10079

POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 

1. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL WELFARE

As Head of the Department, the Commissioner of Social Welfare has to discharge various duties and functions both at the State Level, Field Level and also while discharging duties, he consults the statutory rules and regulations. The functions of the Commissioner of Social Welfare are as follows:

The duties and responsibilities of each functionary in terms of financial administrative, developmental etc., are generally fixed by Government keeping in view the various objectives, roles of the Department in the public interest for welfare of specific groups. It may be difficult to classify the functions of each staff member into water tight compartments as this type of classification leads to overlapping. But however, this type of broad classification is also necessary for efficient discharge of duties, responsibilities. The feed back from field situation of various aspects at development is quite essential for purpose of monitoring and to evolve efficient system to deliver the benefits to target groups.

  1. ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS :
  1. As Head of the Department of Social Welfare , he has to control and guide in implementation of all kinds of developmental, welfare activities of the Department, keeping in view over all objectives of the Department.
  2. He distributes the office work among the subordinate officers and staff in the Commissionerate through written orders. He /she fixes physical and financial targets as per action plan of the Department or Government instructions from time to time.
  3. He scrutinizes proposals relating to planning, administration, execution of financial management and he is the final authority in passing orders on the files and on all policy matters in the light of Government Orders.
  4. He monitors the work and reviews the progress of implementation of Schemes and programmes etc.
  5. The Commissioner of Social Welfare is the Head of the Department in terms of Article 6 of A.P .S.F.C and he controls budget releases and monitors the expenditure as the Chief Controlling Officer of the Department. He gives guidelines and other instructions required in the smooth running of the office of the Commissioner of Social Welfare.   He releases budget to M.D., APCCFC and Secretary APSW Fund and to various offices under PCR cell & A.P. SC, ST Commission.
  6. Commissioner of Social Welfare is the appointing authority for the posts of Superintendents. A.S.W.Os and D.S. W.Os. Asst. Editor. Publicity Assistant as per the provisions of G.O.Ms.No. I89). SW (A2) Dept. dt. 31.12.1997).
  7. He initiates disciplinary action on all the subordinate officers including the staff in the districts for administrative lapses. dereliction of duties,  corruption cases under relevant provisions under A.P. Civil Services (Classification. Control and Appeal) Rules. 1991.
  8. He is also competent authority for suspension of Superintendents, ASWO and D.S.W.Os. all other posts / staff appointed by him as per provisions of G.O. Ms. No. 189. SW (A2) Dept. dt. 31.12.1997 il1 the entire State. He is also appellate authority in respect of Hostel Welfare Officers and other non gazetted staff in the entire state under the provisions of rule 9 of AP Civil Services Rules 1991.

 B)  FIELD LEVEL

  1. The Commissioner of Social Welfare is the inspecting Officer of various institutions functioning under the Department throughout the State and the offices of the Deputy Directors and Assistant Social Welfare Officer.
  2. He monitors the schemes of social welfare, reviews the budgetary allocations made for each scheme and expenditure incurred in the districts while on tours in the light of targets fixed to each district scheme wise and institution wise.
  3. He contacts the District Collector, Joint Collector and review the progress of implementation of schemes meant for scheduled Castes, Social security measures etc., and Special Component Plan.
  4. He also gives spot clarifications required in the implementation of the schemes and to overcome the hurdles if any in the process of grounding the schemes.
  5. As Secretary of Social Welfare Fund, he also inspects institutions run by Non-Governmental Organizations receiving grant in aid from AP Social Welfare fund and also grant from Government of India.
  6. Soon after filed visits, inspections, tour notes are circulated to concerned staff members to enable them to take corrective action.

 

C) STATUTORY FUNCTIONS :

The Department of Social Welfare is connected with the following Acts and Statutory rules and regulations.

    • PCR Act. (Act.No.22 of 1955)
    • S.C., ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
    • Bonded Labour System (Abolition Act) 1976.  Central Act 19 of 1976
    • AP Devadasis (Prohibition and dedication Act., 1986)
    • Prevention of Beggary Act., 1977.
    • Regulation of issue of Community Certificates Act 1993 (Act.16 of 1993)
    • Rule of Reservation in Services (Act,24 of 1997)
    • Regulations in sanction of Post Matric Scholarships.
  1. The Commissioner of Social Welfare is the Member at the State level review Committees constituted under the above Acts.,
  2. He is the nodal officer under Rule (9) of POA Rules 1995, and review the work of District vigilance and Monitoring Committees.
  3. He provides budget in the department from the Departmental budget for the Staff employed under the Acts., 1 to 4 above and he releases budget to the districts for rehabilitation of the victims of atrocities.
  4. He monitors and reviews the cases in the process of the implementation of the above Acts.,
  5. He is responsible for sending the review reports to the Government from time to time.
  6. He arranges pre scrutiny of Caste Certificates of the candidates seeking admission into various educational institutions under EAMCET etc., and services under State and Central Government as per the provisions of Regulation of issue of Community Certificates Act. 1993& Rules.
  7. He is the appellate authority over the Public Information Officers under the provisions of Right to Information Act, 2005.

2. ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR

A EXECUTIVE & OFFICE FUNCTIONS

  1. He is the Head of the office of State Head quarters and responsible for general administration of the Department looking after the establishment matters for both gazetted and non gazetted at his level under the overall control and guidance of the  Commissioner of Social Welfare
  2. He scrutinizes and processes the files submitted by the subordinate officers to him and submits them to the Commissioner for final orders. All routine files can be disposed of by him except important and policy issues, which may be put up by him to the Commissioner.
  3. He also reviews the pendency of files in all   the sections of the Head office and submits reports to the Commissioner and Government.
  4. He submits reports to the Government on monthly expenditures of Plan, Non Plan and CSS schemes.
  5. Whenever Commissioner is on tour, for all important meetings he will represent on behalf of the Commissioner.

B FIELD FUNCTIONS

  1. He is designated as vigilance officer of the Department.
  2. The Additional Director undertakes field inspections, tours on instructions of the Commissioner. 
  3. While on tours he inspects the Social Welfare Institutions and offices of Deputy Directors and Assistant Social Welfare Officers.

C. STATUTORY FUNCTIONS

  1. Being administrative head of the Commissionerate , he will exercise  the functions of disciplinary authority  and officiating  authority for all class iv staff as per the powers conferred on him under the last Grade service rules.
  2. As a Head of Office, he will have the administrative and Financial powers of a unit office.
  3. He is Treasurer of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Fund.

 3. JOINT DIRECTORS 
           
The Joint Directors are made Zonal Joint Directors at the rate of one Joint Director for each Zone. The Joint Director is in charge of the implementation of all the Schemes in the Zone and issues instructions to the Deputy Directors, District Social Welfare Officers ASWOs and other SW Institutional Heads in the discharge of duties properly.

A) EXECUTIVE & OFFICE FUNCTIONS

  1. The headquarters of the Zonal Joint Director is the Office of the Commissioner, though he is incharge of one Zone for smooth functioning and close co-ordination.
  2. He shall tour atleast 10 days in a month, inspect hostels, instructions and submit reports to the Commissioner and takes up follow up action on the inspection reports to rectify the defects and initiate disciplinary action wherever required.  He shall review the scheme wise expenditure every month of Deputy Director Social Welfare in his Jurisdiction and submit reports to Commissioner. 
  3. He submits files to the Commissioner based on the subjects allotted to him.
  4. Zonal Joint Director is authorized to take all decisions by exercising various powers vested with him for implementation of various programmes in their jurisdiction except policy issues and matters involving financial implications.


 

B) FIELD FUNCTIONS

  1. The Zonal Joint Director is made responsible for effective field supervision to ensure efficient management of Social Welfare hostels and other institutions under his jurisdiction.
  2. He tours extensively in the fields and inspects the institutions offices and reviews the implementation of the schemes.
  3. He also reviews with the District Officers scheme wise allocation of expenditure incurred and additional funds required or excess amount to be surrendered etc.,
  4. It is his primary duty that the hostels function satisfactorily and the boarders are supplied all necessities like text books, dress, food stuffs etc.,
  5. The entire responsibility of smooth and efficient functioning of the Department at the field level rests with the Joint Director.
  6. He brings to the notice of the Commissioner, the omissions and Commissions of any notices in the implementation of the Schemes in the districts under the control.
  7. He is also authorized to inspect and verify records relating to disbursement of Post Matric Scholarships of SC students in any of the Government/Private educational institutions who are in receipt of Scholarships from the Department.

4. DEPUTY DIRECTORS

There are altogether six Deputy Directors in the Commissionerate and they are made responsible for each important subject. The Commissioner of Social Welfare as head of Department is competent for distribution of work among his subordinates.

4.1  DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ADIMINSTRATION)

A) ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

  1. He deals with the establishment matters of headquarters office.
  2. He is incharge of stationery, stores purchase, maintenance of Department vehicles, record room of the Commissionerate.
  3. He obtains periodicals/reports in the concerned subjects and submit them to Government from time after obtaining orders/approval of the Additional Director/Commissioner of Social Welfare.
  4. He checks the personal registers/periodicals registers, reservations registers of the concerned subordinate staff and ensures upto date maintenance in the Commissionerate.

4.2 DEPUTY DIRECTOR (HOSTELS)

  1. He is in charge of all subjects related to Hostels.
  2. He will look after budget releases under all heads of Government hostels to the Districts and will monitor the expenditure on the hostels every month. 
  3. He shall take action for admissions in hostels, maintenance, supply of materials and supply of articles, supply of cloth by APCO, stitching of dresses to hostel boarders, improving academic performance of hostels, HAI cards maintenance, keeping the hostel boarders profile in the website etc.
  4. He shall take action with regard to Human Resources Development of Hostel staff by organizing appropriate training programmes and evaluation of hostel and hostel staff. He will organize motivation programmes, Career guidance of Hostel boarders by involving appropriate experts at field level.
  5. He submits periodical/annual reports about performance of inmates of hostels to Commissioner for facilitating timely action to achieve better performance and quality of education.


 

4.3.DEPUTY DIRECTOR (LAND ACQUISITON & WELFARE)

  1. He is incharge of monitoring the progress of implementation of Protection of Civil Rights Act., 1955 and Prevention of Atrocities Act., 1989.
  2. He deals with follow up action regarding Rule of Reservation in recruitment of staff in various departments, State Government undertakings, etc., he brings to the notice of Commissioner of Social Welfare /Government about violation of Reservation of rules by concerned Departments and initiate suitable action for compliance.
  3. He is incharge of verification of Social Status of SC candidates seeking admission into professional/ degree / PG courses and also admissions into State or Central services and their undertakings.
  4. He attends to correspondence and proposals of construction of Ambedkar Bhavan, Community Halls in SC localities and also erection of Ambedkar Bhavan and Babu Jagjivan Ram Statue in various towns cities and other important places in State.
  5. He deals with release and rehabilitation of bonded labour, relief and rehabilitation of victims of atrocities against SCs/STs and provision of incentives to couples of inter caste marriage.
  6. He is responsible for preparation of posters, booklets and other publicity material for creating awareness about protective legislation and implementation for daliths.
  7. He deals with all matters relating to Land Acquisition for house sites in all the districts in Andhra Pradesh.
  8. He is incharge of legal matters arising out of process of Land Acquisition for house sites for allotment to SCs and take suitable legal measures to overcome other legal impediments in acquisition.

4.4. DEPUTY DIRECTOR (PLANNING & MONITORING)

  1. He/she is in charge of preparation of Annual Action Plans, Five Years Plans Specific problem oriented plans, coordination of Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
  2. He/she is responsible for maintenance of common data bank pertaining to SCs their levels of development and all other statistical information useful for preparation of plans and project reports. He makes available relevant statistical data to all the concerned officers/ sections. He also prepares statistical Hand Book of Social Welfare Department for official use of Department as well as Government.
  3. He/she takes up review, consolidation of all the monthly progress reports from the District officers regarding progress of implementation of various reports and appraise the Commissioner of Social Welfare and other higher officials about the status of implementation various schemes and periodical achievements.
  4. He/she is in charge of preparation of Annual Administrative report of Department.
  5. He/she is the Asst. Public Information Officer to discharge duties as per the provisions of Right to Information Act,2005.
  6. He/she is responsible to prepare evaluation reports of schemes and annual reports every year.

4.5  DEPUTY DIRECTOR (SCHOLARSHIPS)

  1. He deals with all subjects related to Post Matric and Pre Matric Scholarships.
  2. He looks after Budget Releases under all Scholarship Heads to the Districts and monitor the Monthly Expenditure and submitting proposals to Government of India for getting grants under Centrally Sponsored Schemes.
  3. He deals with analysis of Post Matric Scholarships data, monitoring of website data on Post Matric Scholarships, communication of Fee structure and list of colleges of all districts, CSS Proposals etc.,
  4. He is also incharge of Scholarships to Bright students, Hyderabad Public Schools, Merit upgradation Scheme, Scholarships to children of those engaged in unclean occupations, permissions for out of State Scholarships . 

4.6 DEPUTY DIRECTOR (VIGILANCE)

      A) ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

  1. He deals with ACB/Vigilance cases related to all Gazetted Officers and Non-Gazetted in the Districts and Head Office.
  2. He is the liaison Officer between the Social Welfare  Department and ACB/Vigilance Departments. He also coordinates with the APAT and High Court.
  3. He shall take action on the Petitions/Complaints received on Gazetted & Non-Gazetted Officers of Districts and Head Quarters.
  4. He will monitor the progress of enquires taken up by the Department , ACB and submit the Reports to the Commissioner of Social Welfare for Review. 

     B) FIELD FUNCTIONS

    1. He will tour the districts as per the directions of the Commissioner of Social Welfare.

5. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (LEGAL CELL)

  1. He is incharge of all legal matters/cases of APAT & AP High  Court and other Courts and attends to all the relevant correspondence.
  2. He is entrusted with all issues pertaining to Land acquisition cases in the courts.
  3. He has to assist higher authorities /Government Pleader in preparation of draft affidavits, counter affidavits for furnishing in concerned courts after approval of Commissioner of Social Welfare /Government Pleader/Government.
  4. He shall prepare and scrutinize draft agreements to be entered into be the Commissioner with other parties.

6. ACCOUNTS OFFICER (ACCOUNTS)

  1. Since he is the Stationary Officer, he is incharge of    preparation of Budget Estimates, releases of budget to the districts and monitor the expenditure in the office of the Commissioner and in the districts scheme wise.
  2. He prepares supplementary estimates and also formulates reappropriation proposals where the Commissioner is competent to reappropriate within the minor Head of Account and also reappropriation proposals to be sent to Government within the Major Head of Account of the Department.
  3. He has to maintain budget control registers, budget monitoring registers indicating reappropriation proposals etc.,
  4. He is basically responsible for the correct and efficient     maintenance of the accounts in the department.
  5. He should ensure that the staff under him i.e., Junior Accounts Officers and his Assistants attend to other correspondence and financial matters properly and takes timely action.
  6. He shall reconcile the figures at state level and submit reports
  7. He should check personal Registers, Periodical Registers and budget registers on the scheduled dates  and guides the staff properly as per rules.
  8. Prepares Number statements and furnish to Government in Finance Department.
  9. He is a Stationary Officer incharge of the Accounts Wing of the office of the Commissioner of Social Welfare. He goes on tour under specific instructions of the Commissioner for inspection of institutions/offices and other schemes, on return form tours he submits his reports to the Commissioner with his observations through the Additional Director.

7. ACCOUNTS OFFICER (AUDIT)

He is incharge of the Internal audit of the Accounts of the Office of the Deputy Director, Social Welfare in the districts , Offices of ASWOs and Institutions.   He is assisted by 4 audit wings each with a JAO and one senior accountant.

  1. At headquarters he attends to the audit reports of internal audit and he also looks after audit objections. Audit paras and CAG reports. He pursues with the concerned Officers in the Commissionrate and also with the District Officers. Viz., DDs, DSWOs, AAOs, ASWOs. It is his duty to clear off audit objections and prepare notes for the Public Accounts Committee.
  2. He goes on tours for conducting internal audit of the offices of the Deputy Directors, ASWOs and Hostels and other institutions. He obtains the accounts data regarding the accounts i.e., allotment of budget, expenditure, drawl and disbursal, procedure followed in purchase of materials and genuineness of the expenditure incurred. He prepares audit reports in respect of each office and submit the internal audit reports to the Commissioner through the Additional Director.
  3. Conducting of audit itself is a statutory function.

8. ASSISTANT ACCOUNTS OFFICER 

  1. He is the drawing and disbursing Officer of salaries,    contingent expenditure , expenditure on vehicles, telephone bills, TA bills and other miscellaneous items.
  2. He draws the funds as per the orders of Commissioner of Social Welfare and place at the disposal of APSCCFC, APSW Fund and A.P.Study Circle.
  3. He is responsible for the reconciliation of the accounts with the PAO. He has to maintain the following registers with the assistance of Junior Accounts Officer.

        1. Budget Control Register
        2. Treasury Bill Book Register
        3. Cash Book
        4. U.D.Pay Register
        5. Contingency register
        6. U.D.Contingency register
        7. Party Cheque register
        8. Permanent Advance Register
        9. Acquittance roll of permanent and temporary establishments etc.,
        10. He is the custodian of SRs of Gazetted and Non-Gazetted staff in the Commissionerate and responsible for their upkeep. He sanctions and releases the periodical increments of all staff in the Commissionerate in normal course.

9. JUNIOR ACCOUNTS OFFICERS
         
He is subordinate to the Accounts Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer.

          A) DESK FUNCTIONS

  1. He attends to the office work as entrusted to him/her by the   AO. He supervises the work of Senior Accountant and Junior Accountants and submit the files to his immediate superiors like AAO/AO after proper scrutiny.
  2. It is his duty to submit the Personal Registers and periodical registers to the AO/AAO.

             B) FIELD FUNCTIONS

  1. JAOs and Senior Accountants go on tours along with AO and assist him in conducting internal audit of the accounts of the offices of DDs/ASWOs and other SW Institutions. They prepare notes and submit them to the AAO for further action.
  2. Staff in the Accounts branch work only under the guidance of the AO and AAO.

C) STATUTORY FUNCTIONS

  1. JAOs have to be well acquainted with AP Financial codes, Treasury rules and other Government orders pertaining to budget, expenditure etc., they have to work only as per the statutory rules.

10. LIBRARIAN 

  1. The Librarian has to maintain library of the office  of  Commissioner of Social Welfare.
  2. He/she maintains stock registers of library books, catalogue/reports/news papers etc.,
  3. The Junior Librarian works under over all control and supervision of librarian of institute Librarian.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DISTRICT OFFICERS

1. DEPUTY DIRECTOR

ANNEXURE TO G.O.MS.NO.84 S.W. (BUD..l) DEPT.DT.18:9:2000.
REVISED JOB CHART OF DEPUTY DIRECTORS (SOCIAL WELFARE)

1. He is declared as District Vigilance Officer for Social Welfare Department. Where as Zonal Joint Director shall be the Chief Vigilance Officer of the Zone.

2. He shall inspect Government Offices / Public Undertakings to verify the implementation of Rules of Reservation in services and maintenance of rosters.

3. He shall review and monitor Special Component Plan once in a month with all departmental officers under the chairmanship of the District Collector and submit report to the Commissioner.

4. He shall visit the scene of occurrence of any atrocity on SCs and appraise the District Collector regarding the steps to be taken for relief and rehabilitation of the victims of atrocities.

5. He shall inspect hostels in the presence of Asst. Social Welfare Officers especially during study hours and during prime time (Between 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM) and take all preventive and curative steps, if need and  initiate disciplinary action against the concerned.

6.  He shall make night halts in some Hostels and SC locations every month.

7. He shall review expenditure every month and rationalize release of funds under various schemes.

8. He shall visit professional and other colleges and verify drawal and disbursement of post matric scholarships and watch receipt of acquittances for previous payments.
9. He shall review drawal and disbursement of prematric scholarships once in a quarter.

10. He is the Head of Office at district level.

11. He is the budget controlling officer.

12. He has to arrange orientation training  programme for Hostel Welfare  Officers, Cooks etc.

13.  He shall conduct career guidance and motivation programmes to Hostel boarders as per the instructions of the Commissioner.

14. He shall personally review APAT Cases. Court Cases. Pensions   Cases. Suspension cases every month.

15.  He shall review, A.C.B. Cases. disciplinary cases and Vigilance Cases    every month.

16.  He shall review, the inspection reports of the A.S.W.Os every month and submit minutes to the Commissioner.

17.  He shall sanction incentive awards to inter-caste married couples.

18. He shall discharge all other administrative functions as per service  rules and orders earlier issued as head of the office.

19.  He shall review, the monthly tour Dairies of District Social Welfare Officers / Assistant Social Welfare Officers and furnish to Commissioner of Social Welfare.

20.  He is responsible to furnish monthly progress reports / periodicals for  review towards implementation of various Social Welfare Schemes in the Districts.



 

2. DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE  OFFICERS

ANNEXURE TO G.O.MS.NO.157 SOCIAL WELFARE (Bl) DEPT.  DT. 05-07-1986

  1. He will work under over all control of Dy. Director of Social Welfare.
  2. He will be the touring officer in the District.  He will tour atleast 15 days in a month, after getting the programme approved by the Dy. Director (SW).
  3. He will inspect all Govt. Hostels, Govt. Orphanages, Begger Homes, and other institutions functioning under the Department.  He is responsible for the proper maintenance of these institutions.  He should give his inspection reports to Dy. Director (SW) immediately on return from tour for appropriate action.
  4. He will be the in-charge of the scheme for the welfare of handicapped, wherever there is no Asst. Director for the Welfare of Physically Handicapped.
  5. He will enquire into Social status certificates and send reports to the Director of Social Welfare, through Collectors.
  6. He will watch the progress of construction as well as the maintenance of hostel buildings and other institutions and give a report to the Dy. Director from time to time for follow up action.
  7. He will be in-charge of PCR and will extend all co-operation to the concerned authority in identifying bonded labourers.
  8. He will supervise and test-check the distribution of Nationalised Text Books, Note Books, Dresses and Scholarships.  He will be responsible for proper distribution of these items.
  9. As a member of Advisory committee, he will attend the Advisory Committee meeting and take follow-up action.
  10. He will attend to the work relating to the renewal of scholarships and fresh cases will be scrutinized by him for placing before the Deputy Director (SW) for sanction.
  11. He should ensure that all periodical returns and sent to the Directorate/ Collectorate punctually and regularly.
  12. Scrutiny of inter-caste marriage applications.
  13. District Social Welfare Officers will initiate the Confidential Reports of Asst. Social Welfare Officers of the districts and heads of other Social Welfare Institutions except Social Welfare Residential Schools.



 

3.  ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER

(CSW's Circular Rc.No.M1/14469/96 Dt.23-4-97)

  1. The Assistant Social Welfare Officers should thoroughly inspect all the Hostels and other institutions including Ashram Schools, Government Orphanages located in their jurisdiction atleast once in a month without fail as per the instructions given from time to time.
  2. He is responsible for verification and processing of applications for Post Matric Scholarships and Verification of disbursements and report undisbursed amounts regularly. He will countersign the scholarship bills in respect of private colleges. He will attend all post matric institutions once in a month on specific day as prescribed and ensure disbursement of scholarships to the students in the presence of public representatives. He should strictly adhere to the instructions issued in G.OMs.No.80,SWD Dt.24.07.2002.
  3. He is the sanctioning authority for prematric scholarships and should send the scholarship amounts by way of Demand Drafts/Cheques to all the schools.
  4. He is responsible for distribution of dresses, note books, NT Books to hostellers and day scholars.
  5. He will supply provisions, essential commodities to Government hostels at the hostel point.
  6. He will select beneficiaries under house sites to weaker sections and for acquisition of lands for house sites.
  7. He will be responsible for enrolment of SC school going children in the schools and furnish monthly reports to Deputy Director(SW)
  8. He will be responsible for collection and maintenance of basic data related to Scheduled Castes and other schemes pertaining to Social Welfare Department.
  9. He will identify SC localities for provision of drinking water, electricity and other civic amenities.
  10. He/She should submit his/her tour diaries along with progress reports to the Deputy Director (SW) by 3rd of every month.
  11. He will take action for giving publicity on removal of untouchability and implementation of PCR act and Prevention of Atrocities Act., He should take action to report cases of atrocities to the District Administration immediately after occurance.
  12. He is responsible for detection and reporting of atrocities cases against SCs/STs and take follow-up action for relief and rehabilitation as per the instructions of the Deputy Director(SW)/District Collector.
  13. He is responsible Officer for verification of Social status of candidates and cases of inter-caste married couples referred to him.
  14. He is the drawing officer for salaries of the staff including hostels in his jurisdiction.
  15. Assistant Social Welfare Officer should make special efforts to get applications for admission to hostels from deserving candidates, with the involvement of NGOs wherever possible.
  16. He should convene Hostel Advisory Committee meetings by involving the parents.
  17. He is responsible for monitoring of academic performance of the boarders and maintenance of the progress cards, health cards in the hostel and achieving good results in the public examinations. He should inspect hostels and other institutions frequently and cover all institutions atleast one in a month and submit inspect report in the format prescribed to the Deputy Director (SW) every month. Inspections should be critical and not routine. He should take follow up action on the discrepancies noticed in the hostel immediately which are within his capabilities and pursue with the higher authorities for the remaining.
  18. He should cross check school attendance of the hostel boarders at random and ensure that wardens verify boarders attendance in the schools regularly.
  19. He should maintain movement register in his office in which he should record his movement whenever he is on tour. The Wardens/Matrons who visit ASWOs headquarters should sign in the Movement Register kept in ASWO's Office.
  20. He should gather information on input data forms for hostels and Scholarships Management Information System in the input formats and submit the same to the Deputy Director(SW) before 10th of every month.



4. OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT

  1. The Superintendent will exercise general supervision over the section both in regard to the dispatch of business and in regard to discipline.
  2. He must periodically inspect the Personal Registers and see that they are punctually , neatly and properly maintained.
  3. Receiving of tappals, enter into the distribution register and distribute them to the concerned clerks who are to deal with them in the Section.
  4. Superintendents are responsible for the style and accuracy of the notes and proceeding from their sections and that they cannot throw that responsibility on their clerks. When a clerk's note is wrong or imperfect, a fresh note should be prepared and the other removed.
  5. It is also duty of Heads of sections to enforce to maintain economy in the use of stationary, and to watch constantly for possibilities of saving and avoiding wastage.
  6. Heads of sections are responsible for examining the Stock files at frequent intervals and see that they are kept carefully and tidily and brought up-to-date.

5. HOSTEL WELFARE OFFICERS
(As per circular No.M1/14469/96 dt.23.04.1997 and circular No.I3/5329/99 dt.28.09.2005)

  1. The Hostel Welfare Officers should invariably stay in the Head Quarters and furnish their Residential address with Door number to the Assistant Social Welfare Officer.
  2. The Hostel Welfare Officers should invariably be present in the Hostel during the following hours 6.00 AM to 9.00AM 12.30PM to 1.30PM 5.30PM to 9.00PM
  3. Daily roll call of the boarders should be taken both in the morning and in the evening and close the attendance and sign the register everyday.
  4. Hostel Welfare Officer is responsible for adequate lighting and replacement of fused out bulbs and for regular water supply.
  5. A Movement Register for the entire staff including Hostel Welfare Officer and boarders should be maintained in the format prescribed.
  6. Hostel Welfare Officers should maintain the following Registers:
    1. Admission Register of the boarders
    2. Attendance Register of the boarders
    3. Attendance Register of the staff.
    4. Provision stock and issue register
    5. Daily purchase register
    6. Permanent Articles Register
    7. Cash Book
    8. Treasury Bill book
    9. Stock and Issue Registers of Dresses, Note Books, NT Books and cosmetic disbursement Register.
    10. Visitors Register
    11. Movement Register of Hostel Welfare Officers and other staff.
    12. Movement Register of boarders
    13. Acquittance Register
    14. Daily Menu implementation Register
    15. Bills Register (Office copy of all bills sent)
    16. Minutes Book of Hostel Advisory Committees
    17. Students Grievances Register
    18. Vendors Acquittance Register
    19. Permanent Advance Register
    20. Library Books Register

    The attendance register for the staff and boarders, movement register of staff and boarders visitors register and daily menu register should be kept outside lock & Key during his/her absence from the hostel. These registers may be kept with one of the responsible staff members, and shall be made available to the inspecting officer.

  7. The boarders should not be allowed to go to their native places except for vacations i.e., Dasara, Christmas,/Sankranthi and Summer vacations.
  8. They should see that all the boarders are supplied with N.T.Books, Note Books, Clothing , bedding materials, plates and glasses at the beginning of the academic year.
  9. The cosmetic charges should be paid/distributed to the boarders every month before 10th.
  10. They should maintain progress reports of marks of each boarder for the Tests conducted in the hostel/school and give coaching to the students every day in the night. They should give special attention to the academically weak students.
  11. They should visit the schools and contact the Head Masters to know the regular attendance of the boarders in the Schools and obtain daily attendance of the boarders from the Head Master and keep a record to that effect.
  12. They should form mess committee of the boarders and change them every alternate month.
  13. They should display on the notice board, the menu chart and they should note the items served daily with dates.
  14. They should issue daily provisions to cook in the presence of the mess committee member and obtain signature of the cook and also mess committee member immediately in the appropriate column in the provision stock and issue register.
  15. The boarders should be accommodated in the available rooms, classwise , as far as practicable and their names together with particulars of the class and school studying should be displayed with dates.
  16. A separate inspection register for the inspecting officers should be maintained and it should be made available to the inspecting officers to record their findings on the working of the hostel. Follow -up action on the remarks of the inspecting officer should be sent to the Deputy Director immediately within a week.
  17. The Hostel Welfare Officers should not resort to purchase of any item directly by them except the items authorized by the District Purchase Committee communicated by the Deputy Director. The price paid for such items should not exceed the prevailing market rate.
  18. The Deputy Director(SW) will release budget for each hostel month wise for the entire year at one time. Hostel Welfare Officers should submit bills to the Sub-Treasury Officer before 10th of every month as per the guidelines issued in G.O.Ms.No.126, Social Welfare Department. The School attendance signed by the Head Master for all working days and hostel attendance on all public holidays in a month signed by the Hostel Welfare Officer should be enclosed to the diet charges bill along with the particulars in the format as prescribed.
  19. They should enclose all the vouchers in original relating to food charges to the bills by keeping duplicate copies in the bill register. One copy of the diet charges bill with check memo should be submitted to the ASWO every month along with a statement of reconciled expenditure signed by the Sub-Treasury Officer.
  20. They should enforce duties and responsibilities of staff working in the hostel and responsible for discharging their duties
  21. They should arrange medical check-up of the boarders with the available doctor and maintain boarders health card. Prompt action should be taken when boarders fall sick to take them to the nearest doctor. Any negligence on the part of Hostel Welfare Officer in this regard will be viewed seriously.
  22. They should arrange special coaching to the VII, IX and X  class boarders from the beginning of the academic year and pay remuneration to the tutors regularly.
  23. They should serve invariably three meals per day at proper timings.
  24. They are responsible for keeping the hostel premises clean and tidy and making proper lighting and water arrangements. The up-keep of the sanitary conditions of the Lavatories and Bathrooms should be ensured by them.
  25. They should display a chart showing the admissible items to the boarders on the notice board.
  26. They should arrange singing of prayer at the time of roll call(Ma Telugu Talliki).
  27. They should maintain kitchen garden  in the premises of the hostel wherever adequate space is available by active involvement of the boarders and staff. They should grow trees in the premises of all Government Hostel buildings.
  28. They should convene Hostel Advisory Committee meeting every month involving the parents and draw up the minutes.
  29. The Hostel Welfare Officers are personally responsible for eliminating of local students from the hostel. They should verify the bonafides of every student given admission in the hostel and bring to the notice of the Assistant Social Welfare Officer and the Deputy Director, if there are any ineligible boarders in the hostel as per rules.
  30. The Hostel Welfare Officers should necessarily stay in the Head Quarter and should not leave the Head Quarter even on holidays without prior permission of the competent authority. The presence of the Hostel Welfare Officer in the hostel on Sundays will ensure better attendance of the hostel boarders.
  31. In order to make Hostel Attractive to the hostel boarders on Sundays, the Hostel Welfare Officers can organize some innovative programmes in the hostel during Sundays, which can be as follows

     
    1. All weekly tests etc., shall be conducted on Sundays.
    2. Organising games and quiz and other competitions between different hostels as well as within the hostel in the afternoon session.
    3. Medical checkups, Health awareness and community oriented programmes can be organized on holidays in consultation with District Medical and Health Officer and other local leaders.

 PROCEDURE FOLLOWED IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, INCLUDING CHANNELS OF SUPERVISION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

Head Quarters - Commissioner of Social Welfare
Decision making and Channels of Supervision:-

The currents are received in the office in Inward Section.  Each new current will be assigned a number and handed over in the concerned section.  The Junior Assistant of the section will put up the file along with rule position to the Sr.Assistant who will submit the file to the Superintendent.  The Superintendent submit the files to the Dy.Director / Joint Director / Additional Director.  The Additional Director (SW) will submit the file to Commissioner of Social Welfare.  The Commissioner of Social Welfare will take a decision on the matters related to Budget, Policy and Service matters.  The Addl. Director (SW) will take decision on routine matters.

Accountability

            All the Officers of Social Welfare have to follow the Rules set by the Government and responsible for implementation of  the Schemes.  

District - Deputy Director (SW)

Decision making and Channels of Supervision:-
At District level in each Deputy Director's office, the files will be put up by the concerned Junior Assistants/Senior assistants/Superintendents to the Deputy Director (Social Welfare) through District Social Welfare Officer on the schemes implemented at District Level.  The Dy.Director (SW) is the sanctioning authority for Post Matric Scholarships.  He also takes decision on the schemes implemented at District Level with the approval of the District Collector. The Assistant Social Welfare Officers are the scrutinizing and recommending authorities for sanction of Post Matric Scholarships.  They also supervise hostels and take up social status verifications. The Hostel Welfare Officers will look after the administration of hostels.

Accountability

            All the Officers of Social Welfare have to follow the Rules set by the Government and responsible for implementation of the Schemes. 

NORMS SET FOR THE DISCHARGE OF FUNCTIONS

              Norms for discharging functions are set in Citizen Charter of the Department in implementation of the Schemes are as follows :
 

1.  Hostels

  • Notification for admission in Hostels                      --          31st May
  • Purchase Committee meetings for food                --          31st May
    provisions to hostels
  • Advisory Committee meetings & finalizations       --          15th July
    of fresh admissions
  • Physical verification for renewal boarders             --          25th June
  • Supply of Note Books & Text Books                  --          Within one Week after reopening of Hostels
  • Supply of Dresses                                               --          15th August
  • Disbursement of Cosmetic charges                       --          Every month before 20th

2.  Post Matric Scholarships

  • Notification for fresh Post-Matric Scholarships     --          Before June15th
  • Distribution of application forms                           --          From the date of opening of Colleges
  • Last date of receipt of application forms                --          30th September
  • Last date of receipt of application forms               --          One month after reopening of professional Colleges           
  • Verification of application forms by ASWO           --          15 days from the Date of receipt from  Principal


  • Drawal & Disbursement of scholarships to Principals --   Quarterly (Subject to  availability to funds)
  • Distribution of Cheques to the Principals                    --   One Week from the date of receipt from Treasury/DTO


4. Financial Assistance to Inter Caste Married Couples

  • Conducting of enquiry and sanction of Incentive --            I Month by ASWO
  • Processing and sanction by DD(SW)                 --         1 Month (Subject to availability of Budget)

1.4       Availability of Forms & Information

  1. Various forms relating to the Department may be obtained free of cost as given below :

1. Hostel Admission Forms                 --      HWO/ASWO/DDSW
2. Post-Matric Scholarship Forms      --      Institutions/ASWO/DDSW

The Forms can be downloaded from the website :http://apsocialwelfare.ap.gov.in


 

THE RULES, REGULATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, MANUALS AND RECORDS HELD BY IT OR UNDER ITS CONTROL OR USED BY ITS EMPLOYEES FOR DISCHARGING ITS FUNCTIONS.

 

The following Rules, Regulations & Instructions prescribed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh are followed by the Employees in discharge of their functions.

1. The District Office Manual
2. The Fundamental Rules
3. The CCA Rules
4. The Conduct Rules
5. The Government Orders / Memos.

The Social Welfare Department is the Nodal Agency for implementation of the following Acts and Rules which aim at protecting the interests of the Scheduled Castes and other weaker sections. 

1)  The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955
2)  Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act,1989
3)   The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976.
5)   A.P.Devadasis Prohibition & Dedication Act, 1988
6)   Special provisions of Reservations in services for SCs.
7)   Regulation of issue of Community certificates for SCs and STs and OBCs (Act.No.16)
8) Rules and Regulations for sanction of Post Matric Government of India Scholarships
9)  Recruitment Rules Governing service conditions of the employees of Social Welfare Department.

STATEMENT OF CATEGORIES OF DOCUMENTS HELD UNDER CONTROL

The following documents are available in the O/o.Commissioner of Social Welfare.

          1. Justice Sri P. Ramachandra Raju Commission Report on Categorization of Scheduled Castes.
          2. Justice K. Punnaiah Commission Report on implementation of PCR and POA Acts.,
          3. House Committee Report on implementation of Post Matric Scholarships
          4.House Committee Report on functioning of Hostels
          5.One Man Commission Report (Summary of final report) of  Sri.J.M.Girglani on Six Point Formula. 

In addition the following Registers are maintained in the Department

A. OFFICE OF  THE COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL WELFARE


S.No

Name of the Register

Name of the functionaries who maintained

1

Tappal Distribution Register

All Superintendents/Section Officers

2

Personal Registers

All Senior Assts./Sr.Accountants/Jr.Accountants

3

Stock Files

All Senior Assts./Sr.Accountants/Jr.Accountants

4

Periodical Registers

All Senior Assts./Sr.Accountants/Jr.Accountants

5

Inward Register for Tappals

Sr.Assts./Jr.Asst. incharge of Tappals Section

6

Outward/Despatch Register

Sr.Assts./Jr.Asst. incharge of Tappals Section

7

Attendance Register of staff

Sr.Asst.incharge of establishment

8

Late Attendance Register

Sr.Asst.incharge of establishment

9

Estt. Register
i) Postwise
ii) Person wise

 

Sr.Asst.incharge of establishment section

10

Schemes Wise budget control Registers for non-Plan, Plan & C.S.S separately

Sr.Asst Incharge of respective Schemes

11

Store Register

Store Keeper/Jr.Asst. I/c of stores

12

Register of Trunkmcalls/ S.T.D.calls

Telephone Operator

13

Casual Leave Register

Sr.Asst. of Establishment section

14

Log Book

All Drivers



 

The following Registers are maintained by the Senior Accountants in the Accounts wing of the Commissionerate and also Office of the Deputy Director (SW) in the 23 Districts.

1)  Cash Book (Form 5 APTC Vol.I)
2)  List of cheques cashed (Form 73 of APTC)
3)  Register of cheques
4)  Treasury Bill Book (Form 70 of APTC)
5)   Permanent Advance Register (Form 89 of APTC)
6)   U.D Pay Register (Form 20 of APTC Vol.I)
7)   Register of Contingent Charges (Form 7 of APFC)
8)   Periodical Increment - Watch Register

B. OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR (SOCIAL WELFARE)

1

Tappal & Despatch Register

Junior Assistant

2

P.R.& Periodical Register

Sr.Assts/Junior Assts

3

Attendance Register of the staff

Sr.Asst incharge of Estt.

4

Scheme wise budget control Register

Sr.Asst./Jr.Asst. I/c of the subject

5

Store Register

Store Keeper/Jr.Assts

6

Trunk call Register

Telephone Operator

7

Log Book

Driver


C. ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER

1

P.R.& Periodical Register

Typist cum Clerk

2

Stores register for all materials Received & dispatched to the Hostels/Institutions

Typist cum Clerk

3

Treasury Bill Book

Typist cum Clerk

4

Minutes Book of Advisory Committee

Typist cum Clerk


D. HOSTEL WELFARE OFFICERS OF HOSTELS AND INSTITUTIONS

  1. Admission Register  of boarders
  2. Attendance Register of boarders
  3. Attendance Register of staff
  4. Provisions, Stock & Issue Register
  5. Daily Purchase Register
  6. Permanent Article Register
  7. Cash Book
  8. Treasury Bill Book
  9. Stock & Issue Register of Dressess.
  10. Visitors Book.
  11. Movement Register of Staff
  12. Movement Register of Boarders
  13. Acquittance Register
  14. Daily Menu Register
  15. Bill Register
  16. Minutes Book of Hostel Advisory Committee
  17. Academic Progress Register- Including performance/results of 7th class , 10th class students, name wise with details of sub caste age, address etc.,
  18. Health Register indicating the list of sick students month wise type of disease, medical facilities provided. (HAI CARD)
  19. Boarders Grievances Register.
  20. Permanent Advance Register
  21. Register for Library Books.



 

PARTICULARS OF ANY ARRANGEMENT THAT EXISTS FOR CONSULTATION WITH, OR REPRESENTATION BY, THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN RELATION TO THE FORMULAITON OF ITS POLICY OR IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF &  BOARDS/COUNCILS/COMMITTEES & OTHER BODIES OF THE DEPARTMENT


I PURCHASE COMMITTEES

1) District Purchase Committee :
(G.O.Ms.No.126,SW(Q2)Dept.,Dt. 03-09-1997).

The Dist. Purchase Committees are constituted for procuring all items as required by SW hostels, other institutions run by the S.W.Dept., with following composition.

            Dist. Collector                   :          Chairman
            Joint Collector                   :          Vice-Chairman
            Dy.Director (SW)             :           Member
            Executive Director
            DSCSC Society                :           Member
            Dist.Supply Officer            :           Member
            General Manager DIC       :          Member

The Joint Collector shall function as Chairman in the absence of Collector. The Committee is empowered to constitute sub-committee as per need for verification of the items supplied, w.r.to the specifications/samples already approved by the Dist. Purchase Committee.

2) Divisional Level Purchase Committee.

(G.O.Ms.No.126, SW(Q2)Dept., dated 03-09-1997).

            Revenue Divisional Officer             :   Chairman
            Dy.Director (SW)                          :    Member
            Principals of SW Res. Schools       :    Member
            ASWO                                          :    Member

            The Committee shall issue and finalize tenders separately for Hostels and Residential Schools located in the respective Revenue Divisions.


 

II) HOSTEL ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

1) Hostel Advisory Committee:

( GOMs.No.130, SW(SW.EDN.1)Dept., dt.09-11-98  GOMs.No.83, SW(SW.EDN.1)Dept., dated 11-09-2000.)

The Committee is constituted for the effective monitoring and review of the functioning of the Govt. hostels.  The Committee shall be convened in all the hostels on 2nd Monday of every month.

      1) Head Master of local High School/Senior most among
           the Head Masters in case of more than one High School          :        Chairman
     2) One representative of local NGO(Either from DWCRA,
          CMEY or any active self help group)                                       :         Member
     3) Sarpanch of the concerned village/Town in respect of
          Village/town                                                                            :         Member
          Corporator / Councilor concerned in respect of Municipal        :         Member
          Corporation and Municipal Council                                         :          Member
     4)  Two parents of the hostel inmates                                            :         Member
     5)  Warden/Matron                                                                       :        Member/Convener

2) Hostel Advisory Committee for admissions

( G.O.Ms.No.101, SW(Q1) Dept., dated 6-08-1993)

The function of the Committee will be advisory in respect of admissions into hostels and general functioning of the hostels with the following.

1) Revenue Divisional Officer/Sub-Collector                     :          Chairman
2) Local MLA and MP                                                    :          Members
3) Presidents, Mandal Praja Parishad                               :          Members
4) District Social Welfare Officers (SC/BC)&DTWO       :          Members
5) Mandal Development Officers                                     :           Members
6) Mandal Revenue Officers                                            :           Members
7) One representative of Education Department at
       Divisional Level                                                        :           Member
8) Asst.Social Welfare Officer (Headquarters)                  :          Convener.

The Committee shall meet at least once in (3) months.

The nature and functions of the committee is supervisory in respect of admissions into a SC, ST and BC hostels and general functioning of the
 hostels and review the functioning of the Hotel Review Committee constituted in G.O.Ms.No.100,SW(Q1)Dept., dt.6-8-93.


 

III) PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES ON  SC&STs

1) State level Vigilance & Monitoring Committee:

( G.O.Ms.No.13, SW(POA) Department Dt.17.04.2006)

1) Chief Minister                                                                  :          Chairman
2) Minister for Home                                                           :          Member
3) Minister for Finance                                                         :           Member
4) Minister for Social Welfare                                              :           Member
5) Minister for Tribal Welfare                                               :           Member
6) Members of Parliament: (3 members)
           7) Members of Legislative Assembly:
                (10 SC members and 2 ST Members)

Official Members

1) Chief Secretary                                                               :           Member
2) Director General of Police                                               :           Member
3) Principal Secretary , TW Department                              :           Member
4) Principal Secretary, Home Department                            :           Member
5) Director/Deputy Director, National Commission
       For SCs and STs                                                         :           Member
6)  Principal Secretary , SW Department                             :           Convenor      

The above high power committee shall meet at least twice in a calendar year in the months of January and July to review the implementation of the provisions of the SC/ST (POA) Act, 1989, relief and rehabilitation facilities provided to the victims, prosecution of the cases under the Act, and role of different offices and agencies responsible for implementing the provisions of the act and various reports received by the State Government.

2)District Vigilance and Monitoring Committee

 (G.O.Ms.No.232, SW(H) Dept., dated 26-11-1991)
           
            1) District Magistrate  (Collector of District)          :          Chairman
            2) Superintendent of Police                                   :           Member
            3) District Officers
                   a) Addl.District Magistrate                             :          Member Secretary
                   b) Dy.Director (SW)                                     :          Member
                   c) Executive Director,
                        Dist.SC Coop.,Society                             :          Member
                   d) Project Officer, ITDA/DTWO                  :           Member
           
            4) Five Members of the Public to be nominated
                 By State Govt. (Majority from SCs & STs).

           
The Committee will see the cases of the atrocities against SCs & STs are pursued vigorously and brought up before the Court.  The Committee also supervises the investigation of the cases of atrocity.  It also has the authority to recommend proceeding against public servant for will full neglect of his duties as prescribed under the SCs & STs (POA) Act, 1989.

IV) BONDED LABOUR

1) State level Screening Committee:
(G.O.Ms.No.77, SW(H2)Dept., dated 09-06-1997)

            The following committee is constituted to initiate and review measures to prevent bondage and enforce and implement the provisions of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976.

            1) The Chief Secretary to State Government                     :          Chairperson
            2) Principal Secretary, S.W.Dept.,                                    :          Convener
            3) Secretary, Labour, Employment Training &
                        Factories Department.                                          :          Member
            4) Secretary, Women Dev. And Child Welfare Dept         :          Member
            5) Secretary, Rural Development Dept.,                            :          Member
            6) Secretary, Home Dept.,                                                :          Member
            7) Secretary,  School Education Dept.,                              :          Member
            8) Secretary,  Medical & Health Dept.,                              :          Member
            9) Secretary, Law Dept.,                                                   :          Member
          10) Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department           :          Member
          11) Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperative Dept.,               :          Member
          12) Secretary, Animal Husbandry Dept.,                              :          Member
          13) Commissioner of Social Welfare                                    :          Member
          14)  Managing Director, A.P.SC Co-op.,                             :         Member
                   Finance Corporation Limited, Hyderabad.
         15) Director General, Labour Welfare, Govt.of India OR
                   An Officer nominated by him.                                      :           Member
        16) Representatives of Voluntary Organisations                      :           Invitees
        17) Field Experts                                                                   :           Invitees
        18) District Collectors concerned                                           :           Invitees

The Committee will meet once in every six months. It will review the functioning of Dist. Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees and the functions of various Departments with regard to the identification, release and rehabilitation of bonded labourers in the State.

2) Dist.Vigilance & Monitoring Committee:
            (Govt., Circular Memo No.3695/H2/97-1 Dt.09.06.1977)

District Level and Sub-Divisional Vigilance Committees will ensure that the provisions of the Bonded Labourer (Abolition) Act OR  of any rule made there under are properly implemented. 

            1) District Magistrate & Collector                                       :  Chairman
            2) Joint Collector                                                                :  Convener
            3) Superintendent of Police                                                 :  Member
            4) Dist.Labour Officer                                                        :  Member
            5) Dy.Director (SW)                                                          :  Member
            6) One person representing Financial and Credit
                Institutions (Banks) in the District (to be nominated          :  Member
               By the District Magistrate)
            7) Three persons belonging to SCs or STs (to be                 :  Members
                 Nominated by the Dist.Magistrate)
            8) Two Social Workers (to be nominated by the                   :  Members
                  Dist.Magistrate)
            9) Three persons representing official or non-official
                 Agencies(voluntary)in the district connected with rural
                 Development(to be nominated by the State Govt.)            :  Members
          10) Representative of Dist.Legal Services Authority
               (Dist.Level) (to be nominated by the Dist.Magistate)           :  Member

3) Sub.Divisional Vigilance&Monitoring Committee:
            (Govt., Circular Memo No.3695/H2/97-1 Dt.09.06.1977)

            1) Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Revenue Divisional Officer          :  Chairman 
            2) Dy.Supdt.of Police                                                             :  Member
            3) Asst.Labour Officer                                                            :  Member
            4) Asst.Social Welfare Officer                                                 :  Convener
            5) Three Persons belonging to SCs or STs
                (to be nominated by the Chairman)                                      :  Member
            6) Two Social Workers (to be nominated by the Chairman)     :  Members
            7) Three representatives of official or non-official agencies
                Connected with rural development in the sub-division
                (to be nominated by the Dist.Magistrate)                              :  Members
            8) One person to represent financial & credit Institutions
                   (Banks) in the sub-division (to be nominated by the
                   Chairman)                                                                         :  Member
            9) One Officer in the Sub-Division specified by the
                   District Magistrate                                                             :  Member
          10) Representatives of District Legal Services Authority
                (Sub-divisional level)(to be nominated by the Chairman)         :  Member

 

4) District Level Screening  Committee:
(G.O.Ms.No.42, SW(H) Department Dt.14.03.1985.)
           
1) District Collector                                                                           :   Chairman
            2) Joint Collector                                                                   :   Member
            3) Project Officer (DRDA)                                                    :   Member
            4) Executive Officer-
                Dist Scheduled Castes
                            Coop.Society                                                        :   Member
            5) Dy.Director (SW)                                                             :   Convener

            The Screening Committee shall consider all cases of Assistance to release bonded labourers, examine and approve the schemes formulated for the sanction the amounts required.  The Committee shall also review the progress in the rehabilitation of bonded labourers.

V) RULE OF RESERVATION:

1) State Level Committee:

( G.O.Ms.No.106, Social Welfare (L1) Department, dated 02-08-1997.)

            A State Level Committee to review the implementation of the Rule of Reservation Policy and ensure its affective implementation is constituted with the following members.

            1) Commissioner, Social Welfare                                      :           Chairman
            2) Commissioner, Tribal Welfare                                       :           Member
            3) Commissioner, B.C.Welfare                                          :           Member
            4) Director, Women Dev.&Child Welfare                          :           Member
            5) Director, Employment & Training                                   :           Member
            6) Secretary, APPSC                                                        :           Member
            7) Secy.AP.College Service Commission                           :           Member
            8) Director, Sainik Welfare Board                                      :           Member
            9) Additional Director/Joint Director
                  From the office of the Chairman                                    :           Member
          10) The Liaison Officers appointed in
                 Various offices of all the HODs                                      :           Members.

            The above State Level Committee will review the minutes/reports received from the Dist.Collectors regarding the functioning of Dist.Level Committee mentioned above on 21st July and 21st January every year.

            The State Level Committee will then furnish the minutes of their review to the Government in S.W.Department by 31st July and 31st January every year and to the Secretariat Departments concerned with the implementation of the Rule of Reservation such as B.C.Welfare Department, Women Development & Child Welfare Department and Home Department.


2) Dist.Level Committee:

 ( G.O.Ms.No.105, S.W.(L1) Department, dated 02-08-1997 )

 A District Level Committee will review the implementation of the Rule of Reservation Policy and ensure its affective implementation at district level is constituted with the following members.

 

            1) District Collector                                                           :           Chairman

            2) District Revenue Officer                                                :           Convener

            3) Deputy Director (SW)                                                  :           Member

            4) Dist.Tribal Welfare Officer                                            :           Member

            5) District Social Welfare Officer                                       :           Member

            6) Dist.Backward Class Welfare Officer                            :           Member

            7) Dist.Women & Child Welfare Officer                            :           Member

            8) District Employment Officer                                           :           Member

            9) District Sainik Welfare Officer                                        :           Member

The Committee would meet every Six months and review the implementation of the Rule of Reservation.

The minutes of these meetings will be communicated by the Dist.Collectors to the respective Heads of Departments regarding SCs to the Commissioner of Social Welfare, STs to the Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, BCs to the Commissioner of B.C.Welfare  and about the reservation of women physically handicapped to the Director of Women Development and Child Welfare  and Director  Sainik Welfare regarding Ex-servic emen and also to the Head of the Department who is concerned with that particular unit officer which is reviewed.

 VI) Social Welfare Fund

 (G.O.Ms.No.409, Employment & Social Welfare (D) Department Dt.16.05.1975)

(G.O.Ms.No.104, SW(Bud) Department Dt.31.10.2001)

The Government constituted Social Welfare Fund for providing assistance to the Voluntary Organisations to intensify and expand their activities. The corpus of the Fund will consists of contribution from the Government and donations from the Public or Private Charitable Institutions  and other Philanthropic  Organisations and Individuals.

 The fund shall be administer by a Committee at the State Level consisting of the following.

             The Chief Secretary to Government                       :           Chairman

            Secretary to Government,                                       :           Member

            Social Welfare Department

            Secretary to Government, Health, Medical and

            Family Welfare Department                                     :           Member

            Commissioner of Social Welfare                              :           Member/Secretary

            Non-Official Members                                             :           Three

In order to coordinate the work of the various Departments sanctioning Grant in Aid to the Voluntary Organisations at the District Level, the Government also constituted a District Level Committee in each District consisting of the following

1) District Collector                               :           Chairman

2) Dist.Social Welfare Officer                :           Member-Secretary

3) Dist.Educational Officer                     :           Member

4) Dist.Medical & Health Officer            :           Member

5) Dist.Tribal Welfare Officer                 :           Member

                                                                              (where Existing)

6) Dist. Women & Child            

    Welfare Officer                                    :           Member

 

The District Level Committee will function under the General Supervision and Guidance of the State Level Committee. 

 

DIRECTORY OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

 COMMISSIONERATE OF SOCIAL WELFARE

Designation

Name (Sri/Smt)

Telephone Number (O)

Commissioner of Social Welfare

R.M.Gonela, IAS

040-23391039

Addl.Director

P. Simhadri

040-23391361 /      040-23391362

Jt.Director

A.Raghava Reddy

040-23391361

Jt.Director

V.Sudhakara Rao

040-23391361

Jt.Director

P.C.P.Raju

040-23391361

Jt.Director

C.Siddardana Reddy

040-23391361

Jt.Director

M.Prashanthi

040-23391361

Jt.Director

J. Chennakesavulu

040-23391361

Dy.Director

D. Uma Devi

040-23391361

Dy.Director

M.Caleb

040-23391361

Dy.Director

 V.Raju

040-23391361

Dy.Director

Y.Chenchanna

040-23391361

Dy.Director

K.Raja Rao

040-23391361

Asst.Director(LC)

S.Murali Krishna

040-23391361

Asst.Director

K.Mahalaxmi

040-23391361

Asst.Director

P.Uma Prasad

040-23391361

A.O (Gen)

G.Varaprasad

040-23391361

A.O(Audit)

C.V.Krishna Reddy (FAC)

040-23391361

AAO

 B.Narsing Rao

040-23391361



 

DISTRICT OFFICERS

District

Name & Designation
Sarvasri

Telephone Number 

Srikakulam

R.Suryanarayana,           Dy.Director (FAC)

08942-240579 228714(F)

 

R.Suryanarayana, DSWO

-do-

Vizianagaram

M.Chandramouleeswara Rao, Dy.Director (FAC)

08922-273676

 

M.Chandramouleeswara Rao, DSWO

-do-

Visakhapatnam

D. Srinivasan, DD

0891- 2551001, 2721692(F)

 

Ch. Satyanarayana, DSWO

 

East Godavari

V.Ramana Murthy, DD

0884-2351665, 2351667(F)

 

A.M.T.H. Rajakumari, DSWO

-do-

West Godavari

AVVDM Prasad, DD

08812-230540, 2227528(F)

 

A. Diamond, DSWO

-do-

Krishna

P.S.A. Prasad, DD

08672-252743, 250765(F)

 

B. Jesudas, DSWO

-do-

Guntur

R.Mallikarjuna Rao, DD

0863-2234143, 2237941(F)

 

K. Ramakrishna, DSWO

-do-

Prakasam

T. Venkataramaiah, DD

08592-233504, 233249(F)

 

P. Seethamma, DSWO

-do-

Nellore

G.Ramachandra, DD

0861-2327341, 2345389(F)

 

Y. Vivekananda Murty, DSWO

-do-

Kadapa

R.Venugopala Rao, DD

08562-244473

 

T.J.ChristopherDSWO

-do-

Kurnool

L.B.Chakradhar, DD

08518-230790

 

D. Lakshmidevamma, DSWO

-do-

Ananthapur

K.V.Ramanachari, DD

08554-275587

 

K. Sudarshanam, DSWO

-do-

Chittoor

G.V.Raghuram, DD

08572-232503

 

D.Madhusudan Rao, DSWO

-do-

Mahabubnagar

M.S.Bharath Kumar, DD

08542-242537

 

 K.Chender Rao, DSWO

-do-

Hyderabad

T.Vijaykumar, DD

040-24615044

 

Vacant, DSWO

-do-

 

Vacant, DSWO

-do-

 

Ranagareddy

 

G.Suresh Reddy, DD

 

040-23235064

 

B. Ramesh, DSWO

-do-

Nalgonda

D.Srinivasa Naik, DD (FAC)

08682-245386
232232(F)

 

P. Ananthaiah, DSWO

-do-

Medak

K.Prabhakar,DD

08455-276463

 

T. Wilson, DSWO

-do-

Nizamabad

V.Brahmaiah, DD

08462-221601

 

T. Buchaiah, DSWO

-do-

Warangal

B.Pitchaiah, DD

0870-2510977

 

D.Siva Reddy,DSWO

 

Khammam

D. Vasu, DD

08742-228241

 

P.Soma Raju, DSWO

-do-

Karimnagar

M.Nagender, DD

0878-2243375

 

D. Chandraiah, DSWO

-do-

Adilabad

J.Shanta Bai, DD

08732-226230

 

M. Prasada Rao, DSWO

-do-



 

MONTHLY REMUNERATION RECEIVED BY THE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

Commissionerate of Social Welfare



 

SL. NO.

NAME

DESIGNATION

GROSS

1

R.M. Gonela

Commissioner

44006.00

2

P.SIMHADRI

Additional Director

35498.00

3

A.RAGHAVA REDDY

Joint Director

27608.00

4

M.PRASHANTI

Joint Director

24206.00

5

V.SUDHAKAR RAO

Joint Director

32939.00

6

C.SIDDHARTHANA REDDY

Joint Director

25355.00

7

P.C.POTHARAJU

Joint Director

25285.00

8

J. CHENNAKESAVULU

Joint Director

25285.00

9

D.UMA DEVI

Deputy Director

24206.00

10

Y.CHENCHANNA

Deputy Director

24746.00

11

K.RAJA RAO

Deputy Director

19718.00

12

M.CALEB

Deputy Director

14666.00

13

V.RAJU

Deputy Director

25845.00

14

G. VARA PRASAD

Accounts Officer

23236.00

15

B.NARSING RAO

Assistant Accounts Officer

19,999.00

16

P.UMAPRASAD

Assistant Director

16045.00

17

S.MURALI KRISHNA

Assistant Director

15089.00

18

MAHALAKSHMI

Assistant Director

22723.00

19

P. APPA RAO

Research Officer

16912.00

20

M.S.B. JOHN MARK

Research Officer

18585.00

21

B. CHENCHULAKSHMI

Superintendent

15300.00

22

S.SATHYANARAYANA MURTHY

Superintendent

23204.00

23

K.V.N.SAILAJA

Superintendent

16872.00

24

G. MANJULA

Superintendent

20433.00

25

S.ANJALI DEVI

Superintendent

16872.00

26

S.VASANTHA LAXMI

Superintendent

18585.00

27

B.SOWBHAGYALAKSHMI

Superintendent

20013.00

28

O. DASARATHI BAI

Superintendent

20867.00

29

S.SIVA PRASAD

Superintendent

18152.00

30

E.N.VIJAYALAKSHMI

Superintendent

22296.00

31

K. ANURADHA

Superintendent

18585.00

32

ASHRAFSULTHANA

Superintendent

20463.00

33

D. VIJAYAMMA

Superintendent

15657.00

34

K.LINGAIAH

Superintendent

19058.00

35

P.D.V.PRASAD

Superintendent

16548.00

36

D.SOLOMON

Superintendent

13455.00

37

SIVAKUMAR

Superintendent

8515.00

38

N.JOHNSON PRASAD

Publicity Assistant

14883.00

39

V.V.NARAYANA

Publicity Assistant

21788.00

40

M.RAMMURTHY

Pub & Cul Officer

19073.00

41

S.CH.BABULAL

Deputy Stats Officer

18167.00

42

K.S. SIROMANI

Special Category Steno

12024.00

43

M.JAYAPAL REDDY

Senior Assistant

10685.00

44

D.V.S.L.KALYANI

Senior Assistant

18585.00

45

T. LALITHA

Senior Assistant

9857.00

46

G. RAVISHANKAR

Senior Assistant

9454.00

47

P.V.SRAVAN KUMAR

Senior Assistant

10938.00

48

V.YAGNANARAYANA

Senior Assistant

16075.00

49

A.N.BHARATHI

Senior Assistant

8458.00

50

V.VENKATA RAMUDU

Senior Assistant

10422.00

51

P.SREENIVASA RAO

Senior Assistant

9381.00

52

W. VIJAYA KUMAR

Senior Assistant

11190.00

53

K. RAM BABU

Senior Assistant

9454.00

54

K. PREMA KUMARI

Senior Assistant

12402.00

55

Y.VENKATASWARA RAO

Senior Assistant

12153.00

56

BH.A.M.SATYAVATHI

Senior Assistant

18585.00

57

A. RAJAMALLU

Senior Assistant

11658.00

58

V.RAMA KRISHNA

Senior Assistant

13715.00

59

CH. VENKATA KRISHNAIAH

Senior Assistant

10755.00

60

T. DEVADASS

Senior Assistant

14515.00

61

Y.KRISHNA RAO

Senior Assistant

18222.00

62

CH.SATYANARAYANA MURTHY

Senior Assistant

10422.00

63

V.SARADA

Senior Assistant

13455.00

64

M.RAMBABU

Senior Assistant

15470.00

65

T.MANGA RAJU

Senior Assistant

18167.00

66

O.M .KRISHNA MURTHY

Senior Assistant

14525.00

67

V.Nageswar Rao

Senior Accountant

16958.00

68

S.HEMALATHA

Librarian

19058.00

69

S. SUBBALAKSHMI

Research Investigator

8885.00

70

P.S. SUKUMAR

Assistant Stats Officer

12372.00

71

K. GEETANJALI

Assistant Stats Officer

10776.00

72

K.S. BERIL

Assistant Stats Officer

10345.00

73

B.UMA MAHESWARI

Junior Assistant

6620.00

74

D, VENUGOPAL

Junior Assistant

6948.00

75

MD. ALEEMUDDIN

Junior Assistant

11190.00

76

S.CHANDRAIAH NAIDU

Junior Assistant

9473.00

77

S.ANANDA RAO

Junior Steno

6784.00

78

P.NAGESWARA RAO

Record Assistant

10397.00

79

MD.ARIFUDDIN

Record Assistant

10382.00

80

GULAM VASIF

Roneo Operator

9108.00

81

K.BALAIAH

Driver

10057.00

82

YOUSUF AHMAD

Driver

10607.00

83

J.ALWAL

Driver

9223.00

84

A.G. PANCHAL

Work Man

6455.00

85

G. KRISHNA

Work Man

6455.00

86

K. NARENDER

Work Man

6455.00

87

S. RAMESH

Work Man

6455.00

88

MD. YOUSUF

Work Man

6455.00

89

S.NAGARAJU

Work Man

6455.00

90

ABDUL SAMMAD

Work Man

6269.00

91

P. NARAYANA REDDY

Work Man

12372.00

92

P. BALWANTH RAO

Work Man

12680.00

93

P. V. RAMANA

Work Man

13350.00

94

MIR ASKAR HUSSAIN

Work Man

11754.00

95

E.NARASIMHA

Work Man

12063.00

96

CHRISTOPHER AUGUSTINE

Work Man

10645.00

97

A RAMA CHANDRA PAMAR

Work Man

10645.00

98

C. MURALI

Work Man

10382.00

99

G. VIJAYA LAXMI

Work Man

10382.00

100

P. RAMESH

Work Man

10645.00

101

M. KRISHNA RAO

Work Man

6455.00

102

S. RAJ KUMAR

Work Man

6455.00

103

V. J. PRAKASH REDDY

Work Man

6455.00

104

HARI TILAK

Work Man

6455.00

105

J.N.K PRASAD

Work Man

6455.00

106

A. JAYA LAXMI

Work Man

10060.00

107

E. RATNAKAR RAO

Work Man

6455.00

108

G. BALA SWAMY REDDY

Work Man

10382.00

109

P. YADI RAJ

Work Man

6455.00

110

T.S.S.V.Mani

Attender

6455.00

111

B.KATHIRANAMMA

Attender

8546.00

112

C.BABAIAH

Attender

10645.00

113

M.CHANDRA KALA

Attender

8254.00

114

GULAM DASTAGIRI

Attender

9331.00

115

FATHIMA BEGUM

Attender

6948.00

116

K.YADAGIRI

Attender

9574.00

117

D.MAHESWAR

Attender

3840.00

118

K.NARASIMHA

Attender

9331.00

119

K.PRAMEELA

Attender

9331.00

120

ABDUL RAHEEM

Attender

9574.00

121

G.BABAMMA

Attender

6784.00

122

S.M.ISHAQ PASHA

Dafedar

9574.00

123

G.CHANDABAI

Sweeper

7125.00



 

Accounts Staff of Commissionerate

SL.NO.

NAME

DESIGNATION

GROSS

 

 

 

 

1

Y.SESHAMAMBA

Junior Accounts Officer

16045.00

2

S.P.NAIDU

Junior Accounts Officer

11904.00

3

B.SHANKAR

Junior Accounts Officer

15732.00

4

M.RAMACHANDRA

Junior Accounts Officer

13120.00

5

K.SURENDER KUMAR

Junior Accounts Officer

17395.00

6

B.YUDDAM REDDY

Junior Accounts Officer

16473.00

7

B.V.RAMANA

Junior Accounts Officer

13685.00

8

Ch. RAMALAKSHMI

Sr. Accountant

8458.00

9

G. VENKATAIAH

Sr. Accountant

12138.00

10

B.VENKATESWARULU

Sr.Accountant

9857.00

11

B.MANIKYA RAO

Sr.Accountant

10357.00

12

V.RAMA KRISHNA PRASAD

Sr.Accountant

11344.00

13

G.ANIL KUMAR

Sr.Accountant

10948.00

14

S.SUDHA

Sr.Accountant

10110.00

15

L.ANURADHA

Jr.Accountant

6620.00

16

J.JWALITHA

Jr.Accountant

6620.00

17

D.MAHESWARI

Jr.Accountant

6455.00

18

P.SURENDER

Jr.Accountant

10908.00

19

V.P.DHANANJAI

Jr.Accountant

11190.00

20

V.SANJEEV KUMAR

Shroff

7452.00

21

D.POCHAIAH

Attender

10065.00

22

KHATIZA BEGUM

Attender

8546.00

23

V.CHENNAKESAVULU

Attender

10560.00

24

Md. ARIF

Record Assistant

6948.00



 

Employees of SW Fund working in the O/o.Commissioner of Social Welfare


 

SL.NO.

NAME
Sarvasri

DESIGNATION

GROSS

1

2

3

4

1

N.Rama Krishna Rao

Assistant Director (Fund)

20,868.00

2

Ch.Padma

Senior Assistant

14,821.00

3

M.N.Chary

Junior Assistant

9,529.00

4

G.Suparna

Typist

11,358.00

5

A.Yadagiri

Driver

14,636.00

6

P.Ramesh

Sub-Ordinate

9,822.00

7

Durgaiah

Sub-Ordinate

7,401.00



BUDGET (PLAN, NON-PLAN AND CSS)


STATEMENT SHOWING THE SCHEME WISE BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 2006-2007 OF                                                                                                                        SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT(NON-PLAN,PLAN  AND CSS)

(RS.IN LAKHS)

SL.NO

NAME OF THE SCHEME

BUDGET ESTIMATES 2006-2007

NON-PLAN

PLAN

CSS

TOTAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

I. DIRECTION AND ADMINISTRATION

 

 

 

 

1

Head quarters office

409.98

30.00

 

439.98

2

District offices

2248.22

35.00

 

2283.22

3

Buildings

2.88

 

 

2.88

 

Sub - Total

2661.08

65.00

0.00

2726.08

 

II. HOSTELS

 

 

 

 

4

Govt.hostels

23734.17

464.32

 

24198.49

5

Construction of buildings

 

1000.00

2000.00

3000.00

 

Sub - Total

23734.17

1464.32

2000.00

27198.49

 

III.  SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

6

State scholarships

 

1500.00

 

1500.00

7

Post matric scholarships

 

13402.00

17500.00

30902.00

8

Scholarships and educational facilities to children of those engaged in unclean occupations

 

1.00

300.00

301.00

9

Merit upgradation awards to SC students

 

 

45.00

45.00

 

Sub - Total

0.00

14903.00

17845.00

32748.00

 

IV.  OTHER EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES

 

 

 

 

10

Book banks

 

4.00

400.00

404.00

11

Pre exmination training

 

1.00

90.00

91.00

12

Assistance to A.P study circle

35.14

 

 

35.14

 

Sub - Total

35.14

5.00

490.00

530.14

 

V.  RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS

 

 

 

 

13

Residential centralised schools

8933.39

3779.68

1000.00

13713.07

14

Construction of buildings for  Residential Centralised Schools.(Externally Aided Project)  (DPIP-I)

 

2027.00

 

2027.00

15

Velugu Project - Residential Schools under Rural Poverty Project (DPIP - II)

 

1709.00

 

1709.00

16

Construction of buildings for  Residential School Complex (HUDCO Loan)

 

10000.00

 

10000.00

 

Sub - Total

8933.39

17515.68

1000.00

27449.07

 

VI. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES.

 

 

 

 

17

Economic support schemes

23.28

620.00

 

643.28

18

Managerial subsidy to APSCCFC

98.56

 

 

98.56

19

Loans for purchase of Agricultural lands

 

10.00

 

10.00

20

Special Centre assistance for special component plan for SCs

 

 

9000.00

9000.00

21

Investments in AP Scheduled castes Co-operative Finance Corporation

 

825.00

793.00

1618.00

 

Sub - Total

121.84

1455.00

9793.00

11369.84

 

VII. WELFARE AND PROTECTION.

 

 

 

 

22

Monitory relief and legal aid to the victims of attrocities on SCs

 

1.00

75.00

76.00

23

Special criminal courts dealing with offences under the IPC and PCR act,1955 against SCs and STs.

514.72

240.00

617.45

1372.17

24

AP SC,ST,  Commission

 

100.00

 

100.00

25

Promotionf of Inter caste marriages

52.54

60.00

165.00

277.54

 

Sub - Total

567.26

401.00

857.45

1825.71

 

VIII. HABITATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMES.

 

 

 

 

26

Acquisition and improvement of House sites and incentive grants for putting up structure on the sites acquired

 

40000.00

 

40000.00

27

Acquisition of House sites to weaker sections in Urban areas  under INDIRAMMA Programme

 

10000.00

 

10000.00

28

Construction of community halls under promotiuon of intercaste marriages and erection of Ambedkar Statues

 

200.00

 

200.00

 

Sub - Total

0.00

50200.00

0.00

50200.00

 

IX. SOCIAL SECURITY.

 

 

 

 

29

Rehabilitation of beggars - Maintenance of homes for beggars.

 

75.00

 

75.00

30

Rehabilitation of beggars - Maintenance of homes for beggars including Child beggars(Construction).

 

20.00

 

20.00

31

Rehabilitation, Economic development, Liberation and Home for Jogin Women

 

10.00

 

10.00

32

Home for aged infirm & distitutes, Children homes and Ananda Nilayams

900.36

 

 

900.36

33

Contribution to social welfare fund

28.99

20.00

 

48.99

34

Rehabilitation of bonded Labour

 

2.00

20.00

22.00

35

Recoveries over payments

 

 

 

 

 

Sub - Total

929.35

127.00

20.00

1076.35

 

X.   Secretariat Social Services

260.17

 

 

260.17

 

GRAND TOTAL

37242.40

86136.00

32005.45

155383.85



 

SUBSIDY PROGRAMMES

The Subsidy Schemes are implemented by AP Scheduled Castes Finance Corporation Limited, Hyderabad. The information on these Schemes will be available with the Corporation.


PARTICULARS OF RECIPIENTS OF CONCESSIONS, PERMITS OR AUTHORISATIONS GRANTED

The details of Post Matric Scholarships sanctioned, Hostel Boarders admitted into the hostels are available in the website of the Department namely :- http://apsocialwelfare.ap.gov.in.

DETAILS IN RESPECT OF THE INFORMATION, AVAILABLE TO ARE HELD IN AN ELECTRONIC FORM 

The information on the schemes implemented, Information Hand Book, Government Orders, Government Memos and Circular Instructions are readily available in the website http://apsocialwelfare.ap.gov.in.


 

PARTICULARS OF FACILITIES AVAILABLE TO CITIZENS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION INCLUDING THE WORKING HOURS OF LIBRARY OR READING ROOM

The Library of the Department will be in open from 10.30AM to 5.00PM for the employees of the Commissionerate of Social Welfare. News papers, Books and Publications on Scheduled Castes and other related subjects are available in the library. The Publications and Books are allowed for reference with the prior permission of the Commissioner of Social Welfare.
         
The representations seeking for information can be mailed to the following mail address
comm._sw@ap.gov.in
The Fax No.  of Commissionerate of Social Welfare  : 23391039


 

 OTHER INFORMATION

SCHEMES IMPLEMENTED BY COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL WELFARE:

I. EDUCATION

1. SOCIAL WELFARE  HOSTELS
At present there are 2356 Social Welfare Hostels (1691 Boys and 665 Girls )   functioning  in the  State with a sanctioned strength of 2,36,600 including Ananda Nilayams and Children Homes etc., functioning in the district. The Caste Composition of the students in each hostel intended to achieve social integrity  is as follows.

   Caste  Composition:
           Scheduled Castes                     : 70%
           Christian converted from SCs   : 12%
           Backward Classes                    :   9%
           Scheduled Tribes                      :   5%
           Others                                      :   4%

          Each hostel has one Hostel Welfare Officer, Cook, Kamati & Watchmen. The sanctioned strength of hostel is 100.

Facilities Provided To The Hostel Boarders.
      
Free lodging and boarding  facilities  are provided  to these boarders.  They are also provided  with facilities like, Text Books, Note Books, Bedding material, Trunk Boxes, Plate, Glasses etc.,   on free of cost. Each  hostel boarder will be given  two pairs of dress every year.

Diet Charges :

Government in G.O.Ms. No. 50 SW (Edn.2)Dept dt. 8-6-2006 enhanced the rate of mess charges from Rs. 270/- per month to Rs. 338/-  per month per border up to VII class and from  Rs. 330/- pm., to  Rs. 412/- pm each for boarders from VIII to X classes in Social Welfare Hostels with effect from 01-06-2006.

Cosmetic Charges:

Cosmetic charges for boarders in SW Hostels have been enhanced from Rs. 10/- pm to Rs. 20/-pm each for boys and from Rs. 12/- & 17/-pm to Rs. 25/- each per month for girls with effect from 1-6-99 in G.O.Ms. No. 39 SW ( Edn.2) dt. 3-5-1999. 

Necessary provision is also made towards purchase of medicines  to the  SW Hostel Boarders and individual health (HAI) card for each boarder has been introduced to facilitate medical officer to record  the findings  of the sick boarders for taking necessary action. In the HAI Card,  the boarders health, academic and identity of the boarder with photo and blood group is made.
         
Necessary provision is also made for purchase  of daily  news papers, Library Books, dictionaries etc.,

Provision is also made available for purchase of  games and sports materials to the SW hostels boarders and conducting games competition among hostel boarders to develop  competitive spirit.

Delegation Of Powers:

Govt. in G.O.Ms.No. 126 SW (Q2) Dept., dt. 3-9-1997 have issued orders  decentralizing the powers  of administration  declaring HWOs as drawing  and disbursing officer for specific items of expenditure  while reconstituting  District Purchase Committee, Scales of  Expenditure has been prescribed  for each item with a provision  for cost escalation by 10%  per annum in respect of  Dresses, Bedding material, Trunk Boxes, Replacement of furniture etc.,   Govt. also issued orders  to incur expenditure  on all items  at District level  except Dresses and Bedding Materials with the State level committee with the norms prescribed by the Government from time to time.

Special Hostels:-

To  improve the results of  the SW Hostels, Govt.  in G.O.Ms. No. 71 SW dt. 12-5-1992  have issued orders to organise  Special Hostels in  all the  Districts ranging 30 to 50 hostels  with a strength of 100 boarders in each hostel for close monitoring to achieve  good results.   In these  hostels   VIII,IX and X  class boarders of all  SW  hostels in the District are Pooled at  places  where infrastructure  facilities and good reputed schools are located  and supervisory studies  are organised by drafting  service  of tutors  to coach the boarders in Maths, Science, English and Hindi subjects  at monthly remuneration of Rs. 500/-  per month per subject.  An additional amount of Rs. 50/- per boarder per annum  will be  incurred for additional study material  in special  hostels. There are 869 Special Hostels in the State. Unit tests are organised  in special hostels  with the help of  tutors once in a every week  to improve  academic performance  and  to achieve better results.

SSC Results For Last Six Years.

            

YEAR

APPEARED

PASSED

SOCIAL WELFARE HOSTES  %

STATE   %

2000-2001

10575

7100

66.60

65.11

2001-2002

11205

7666

68.62

67.18

2002-2003

13609

10418

75.66

75.00

2003-2004

16294

13853

85.00

80.41

2004-2005

19242

14318

74.33

72.40

2005-2006

23742

18101

76.24

73.36



 

Government are providing incentive awards to Best Hostel Boy and Best Hostel Girl, Best H.W.O (Warden and Matron) and Best Hostel in each district basing on the performance of Hostel in SSC examination.

To create academic environment, the syllabus is being exhibited on the walls of the hostels.  The Hostels are provided with Fans, Cookers, Sewing machines for girl boarders and installation of Computers in some of the hostels are provided.

Innovative Measures:

The following innovative measures are introduced in Hostels:

    • Tiles provided in Kitchens and toilets to improve the hygiene and sanitation.
    • L.P.Gas / Pressure Cookers supplied to provide clean environment and food with nutrition value.
    • Ample drinking water facilities provided using funds under Rural Water Supply Scheme.
    • New latrines construction taken up under total Sanitation programme.
    • Fans provided in the living rooms of all the Model Hostels.
    • Health, Academic Identity Cards are maintained in these hostels to regularly monitor health and academic progress of the boarders.
    • Construction of 406 new hostel buildings is taken up to provide better amenities.
    • Repairs to existing hostel buildings have been taken up with a cost of Rs.4.85 Crores during 2004-05.


     

    The following is the expenditure incurred for S.W.Hostels / Institutions for the last 4 years.
              YEAR                    EXPENDITURE                    NO.OF BOARDERS
              2002-03                 168.89 Crores                           2,50,685
              2003-04                 158.45 Crores                           2,59,375
              2004-05                 183.82 Crores                           2,72,018
              2005-06                 182.81 Crores                          2,48,879

    College Hostels

    Govt. vide G.O.Ms.No. 89 SW (Q2) Dept., 8-9-1996 have accorded  sanction for opening of  one College Hostel for SC Girls Hostel at each district headquarters in the State with  a sanctioned strength of  100 each.  All SC girls studying in Intermediate, Degree, Post Graduation and other courses  covered  under GOI Post metric Scholarships regulation and State Government regulation are eligible for admission  into these College Girls Hostels .

    Govt. in G.O.Ms. No. 54 SW (Edn.II) Dept., dt. 31-5-1999  have accorded sanction  for opening of  50 College Boys Hostels for  college students  during 1999-2000 with an intake of   100  students  per hostel.


    Govt. in G.O.Ms.No.11, S.W.(Edn.1) Deptt., dt.28.01.2005 have accorded sanction for opening of 46 College Hostels (23 for Girls and 23 for Boys) for College students during 2005-06 with an intake of 100 students per hostel.

    These   hostels  function  by  re-deploying surplus staff available in the districts under  the control of receptive  Dy. Directors(SW) in the State.  These hostels are managed  by the students themselves  out of the Scholarships amount sanctioned  at attached hostel rate  under the over all guidance of Honorary Director.

    Construction  Of Hostel Buildings:

    At present there are 2356 Social Welfare Hostels (1691 Boys and 665 Girls).  Out of which 1226 Hostels (825 for Boys and 401 for Girls) are   housed in Govt. Buildings. Funds are provided for the purpose under the State Plan and Centrally Sponsored Scheme on 50:50 Basis. 

    2. POST-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIPS TO SCHEDULED CASTE STUDENTS

    a) Post-Matric Scholarships For Scheduled Caste Students Pursuing Post-Matric Courses:

    The Social Welfare Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh is sanctioning scholarships to all eligible Scheduled Caste students who are admitted in the following courses:

    Group - I :

    Degree and Post Graduate level courses (including  M.Phil, Ph.D and  Post Doctoral research) in Medicines (Allopathic, Indian and  other  recognised systems of  medicines), Engineering, Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary and  Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance, Business Administration and  Computer Applications / Science. Commercial Pilot  License (including  helicopter pilot  and  Multi Engine rating) Course.

    Group - II

    Other professional and  technical graduate and  Post Graduate (including  M.Phil, Ph.D and  Post Doctoral research ) level courses not covered in Group I.  C.A./ICWA/CS/etc., courses.  All Post Graduate, Graduate level Diploma  courses, all Certificate Level Courses.

    Group - III

    All other courses leading  to a graduate or  above  degree (not  covered in Group I & II).

    Group - IV

    All post matriculation level courses before taking  up graduation like  classes XI and  XII in 10+2 system and  intermediate examination etc., not  covered in Group "II" or  "III".  ITI courses, other vocational courses (if  minimum required qualification to pursue the course is  at least matriculation).



     

    Eligibility:

    In respect of Professional courses, if the annual income of the parents is less than Rs.50,920/- p.a each Scheduled caste student is eligible for reimbursement of full fees and full maintenance allowance. (ii) The Candidates whose parental income is less than 38,200/- p.a are eligible for full fee and full maintenance allowance in respect of other than professional courses. (iii) If the annual income of parent is above Rs.38,200/- and less than Rs.50,920/- p.a in respect of other than professional courses, half the maintenance allowance and full fees.

      • Rates Of Post Matric Scholarships:

      Government have enhanced the rates of scholarships during 2004-2005 which are as follows:

Sl.No

Group

Hosteller

Day Scholars

SMH

 

 

State

GOI

State & GOI

State

1

2

3

4

5

6

1

Group - I

740

740

330

340

2

Group - II

525

510

330

340

3

Group - III

400

355

185

250

4

Group - IV

400

235

140

250



 

  • Fees:
    • Scholars will be paid enrolment/registration, tuition, games, Union, Library, Magazine, Medical examination and such other fees compulsorily payable by the scholar to the institution or University/Board. Refundable deposit like caution money, security deposit will, however, be excluded.
    • Self Financing Course Fees:

    Those who are selected under payment seats in professional courses viz., Polytechnic & Self financing courses are eligible for Rs.20,000/- p.a  and as per the standing instructions of the Government no fee should be collected from the students at the time of admission by the institution as the said amount will be reimbursed by the Social Welfare Department.


     
  • How To Apply:

Supply of Application Forms:

  • The application forms for Post-matric scholarships are available with Dy.Directors (SW) and Asst. Social Welfare Officers in the District.
  • Forms can be had from the respective Educational Institutions.
  • Forms can be downloaded from the website : http://apsocialwelfare.ap.gov.in

Filling up of Application Forms and Enclosures:

  • Three pass port size photos of the candidate attested by the Principal.
  • Caste certificate issued by the Competent Authority.
  • Income Certificate issued by Mandal Revenue Officer in respect of Professional courses and Income declaration by the parent in respect of all other courses.
  • Photo copy of the Ration Card of the parent or Electoral Roll No. of the parent.
  • The Educational Certificates from SSC onwards.
  • Transfer Certificate of previous College/Institution.

Last Date of Receipt of Application:

  • Last Date of receipt of scholarships application shall be one month from the date of admissions, but in no case later than 30th September.
  • In case of professional courses where the admissions are completed after 30th September, the last date of receipt of scholarship applications will be one month from the date of admission, but in no case later than 30th November.

Sanctioning authority:

As per G.O.Ms.No.62 SW(Edn.2) Dept., dt.26-7-2005, Amendment to para(8) of G.O.Ms.No.80, SW(Edn.2) Dept., dt.24-7-2002.

  • Drawing Officer - The Assistant Accounts Officer, O/o the DD(SW)
  • Sanctioning officer - Dy.Director (SW)
  • Disbursing officers - The Principals

Disbursement of Cheques/Scholarships:

  1. The cheques shall be handed over to the principals concerned by the DD(SW) in a meeting organised within a week, in the presence of the ASWO.
  2. The Principal, on receipt of the cheque/draft from the DD(SW) shall credit the amount into the College Account. He shall distribute the maintenance amount to the students by issuing individual Account Payee cheques after verifying 75% of the attendance of the students in respect of Day scholars and Student Managed Hostels.
  3. In case of students residing in Attached Hostels, the Principal shall transfer the maintenance amount to the Account of Attached Hostel.
  4. In case of students residing in Government College Hostels, the District Officers shall draw and disburse the amount to the Wardens/Matrons of Government College Hostels of the SW Dept., towards the maintenance of mess.

b) Scholarships To Bright Sc Students Admitted In Best Available Schools

To impart quality education to the SC students of classes I to X and to enable them to withstand the competition, Government vide G.O.Ms.NO.182 SW (Q2) dept., dt.23-8-91 read with G.O.Ms.No.95 SW (Q2) Dept., dt.4-10-95 issued orders for sanction of Scholarships to SC students admitted in Best Schools, including Missionary and Public Schools.

  • CRITERIA AND IMPLEMENTATION:

Eligibility:

  • Only one child from one family and whose parents' annual income does not exceed Rs.18,000/- per annum.

Selection:

  • Preference given to the students with rural background, first generation literates, agricultural labourers, jogins, bonded labourers and orphans.

Package:

  • Rs. 20,000/- per year, towards fees, mess charges, uniforms, books and other materials etc.
  • At present the facility is provided to the SC students already studying in the reputed schools.
  • Fresh admissions under this scheme are not provided.

c) Pre-Matric Scholarships To Children Of Those Engaged In Unclean Occupations.

Object:

  • To provide financial assistance to enable the children of scavengers of dry latrines, tanners, flayers and sweepers who have traditional link with scavenging to purpose pre-matric education.

Eligibility:

  • Scholarships will be admissible to children of all those who are actually engaged in scavenging of dry latrines, tanning and flaying.
  • Children who are born to parents  who are not engaged in such occupations, but have been adopted by such person will be eligible for scholarship  only after a lapse of three years  from the date if such adoption provided that they have been living with the adopted parents
  • A certificate should be obtained from the candidates each year to the effect that at least one parent is still engaged in an unclean occupation.
  • There is no restriction as to the number of children of the  same parents who would be eligible for award of scholarship upto class VIII  subject to condition that if a third or subsequent child born after 1-4-1993, a total of only two children in the family would be eligible for award of the scholarship.
  • In respect of Classes IX &X, only two children of the same parents would be eligible.
  • No income ceiling  has been prescribed under the scheme


 

Rate  of Scholarship.
         

Hostellers

Class III to VIII       Rs. 300/- p.m. for 10 months
Class IX & X Rs. 375/- p.m. for 10 months
         
An amount of Rs. 600/- per annum per student will be provided as an adhoc grant. 

Day-Scholars.

Class I to V                                         Rs. 40/- p.m. for 10 months
Class VI to VIII                                    Rs. 60/- p.m. for 10 months
Class IX to X                                       Rs. 75/- p.m. for10 months

          An amount of  Rs. 550/- per annum per student will be provided as an adhoc grant.

d) Scheme Of Upgradation Of Merit Of Sc Students.
The Government of India is implementing a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Upgradation of Merit of SC/ST students with 100% central assistance with the main objective of upgrading the merit of SC/ST students by providing them with facilities for all-round development through education in residential schools.

  • Criteria And Implementation:
  • Coaching is imparted from class IX to XII.
  • Intensive training and coaching is imparted to the students to make up for his/her educational deficiencies.

Package grant per student per year - 15,000/-

  • 8,000/-  -      for stationery, books fees boarding charges, pocket money etc.
  • 7,000/-  -  Honorarium to teachers experts and other incidental charges.

3. BOOK BANKS

Object:-
The State Government have sanctioned an integrated scheme of Book covering the courses such as Medical, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary, Polytechnic, Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Dental Medicine, B.Pharmacy, MBA and Fine Arts. Post graduate courses in Medical, Engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary courses and such other technical/alike courses as approved by the universities/institutes of high learning, Law courses, LLB (3 years and 5 years) and LLM (2 years), Chartered accountancy (Intermediate/final), ,MBA (2 years), Bio-sciences and similar courses.

  • Criteria And Implementation:
  • The text books are provided for the entire semester of the academic year at the rate of one set for each student and reference books are provided for a period of fifteen-days in one month.
  • The sets of books which are purchased and kept in the Book Banks will be given to the SC/ST students permanently after expiry of the life period of three years in respect of each book.
  • The State Government may constitute Expert Groups consisting of members from selected colleges/educational institutions of different regions to decide the adequate number of text books in a set (not reference books) required for each course.
  • These books are supplied to SC students in installments, depending on the course, semester structure etc.

The following rules shall govern the distribution of books to the students:

  • Each SC student will be provided with an identity card for this purpose.
  • Each SC student will be required to submit requisition for borrowing books from the Book Bank in a form to be provided for this purpose.



 

4.FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SC ADVOCATES

Object:

The scheme is provided for undergoing training in Administrative of Justice to  Law graduates belong to SCs with a view to seeking employment elsewhere after the training.

Criteria and Implementation:

  • The number of seats for Training for SCs is 92 at the rate of 4 seats to each of the 23 districts.
  • If in any district there are more than 4 candidates, they can be sent to those districts where there are less than 4 candidates, with the willingness of the candidates, if they so desire.
  • The duration of the course is 3 years.

ELIGIBILITY

Income limit for eligibility is Rs.24,000/-.

  • Selection of Students
  • The Collector of the District, District Judge, Joint Collector and Dy.Director (SW) select candidates for training at the rate of 4 for each district.
  • If the number of applications is 4 or less they can be selected without any interview.
  • If the number of candidates are more than four they may be selected after interview.
  • The selected candidates shall be attached to the Law officers within the District.
  • Financial Assistance
    • Enrollment fee - Rs.585/-
    • Stipend - Rs.500/- p.m - for 3 years.
    • Purchase of books and furniture - Rs.3,000/-

    II. HABITATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
    1. House Sites Distribution Programme
    Distribution of house sites to land less poor is a priority programme of the Government.  Housing is an acute problem among the weaker sections of the society particularly among SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities and other economically poorer sections.  In order to relieve congestion and to provide house sites to the needy , Government assign house sites  to SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities  and other economically poor free  of cost whose annual income is less  than Rs.11,000/- per annum.  Social Welfare Department provides funds for acquisition of private land for allotment of house sites.

    In  G.O.Ms.No. 90 SW (LA1) Dept., dated 24-9-2001, Government have fixed  the  following ratio in distribution of house sites:
    a) SCs                   40%
    b) STs                   10%
    c) BCs                   30%
    d) Minorities           10%
    e) O.B.Cs              10%
             
    To avoid legal complications and unnecessary delay in land acquisition process, Government issued G.O.Ms.No.122, SW (LA-1) Dept., dated 15-12-2003 for direct purchase of land till 31-3-2004 for distribution of house site pattas. As majority of the Collectors opined that land purchase for house sites is very convenient and requested for revival and accordingly Government have issued orders vide G.O.Ms.No.92, Social Welfare (LA) Department, dated:29.12.2004, re-introducing the Land Purchase Scheme by the District Collectors for the purpose of distribution of house sites to people belonging to weaker sections without any time stipulation.


     

    House Sites Distribution Under Indiramma Programme

     

    Distribution of house sites to landless poor is a priority program of the Government. Housing is an acute problem among the weaker sections of the society particularly among SCs, STs, BCs, Minorities and other economically poorer sections. In order to relieve congestion and to provide house sites to the needy. Government assign house sites to SCs, STs, BCs Minorities and other economically poor free of cost whose annual income is less than Rs.11,000/- per annum.  Social Welfare Department provides funds for acquisition of private land for allotment of house sites.

      In G.O. Ms. No.90 SW(LA1)Dept., dated 24-9-2001,Government have fixed the following ratio in distribution of house sites:
             a) SCs                         40%
             b) STs                         10%
             c) BCs                         30%
             d) Minorities                10%
              e) O.B.Cs                   10%

    BUDGET:-                                                                            (Rs.in Crores)


YEAR

FINANCIAL

PHYSICAL

2004-05

10.86

85,877 (Achievement)

2005-06

10.00

1,31,802 (Achievement)

2006-07

500.00

5,60,490 (Target)



 

Governments have announced (INDIRAMMA) Integrated Novel Development in Rural and Model Municipal Areas programme. Under this scheme State Government have contemplated to take up development of Model Villages and Towns following a saturation approach in respect of identified welfare schemes. Housing is one of the programmes identified under INDIRAMMA scheme. All the houseless who are below the poverty line will be covered under the scheme. The Mandal will be the unit for the proposed focus development approach. All the villages in the Mandal will be saturated in the identified basic infrastructure and welfare schemes in a phased manner over a period of (3) years.

During the year 2006-07,Government have fixed a target of 5,60,490 house sites to distribute in Rural and Urban areas. The target fixed has to be achieved within (75) days .An amount of Rs.500.00 crores were provided in the budget for the year 2006-07. Out of which Rs.400.00 crores for Rural areas and Rs .100.00 for Urban areas.

During 2006-07, 3,66,289 House sites have been distributed to weaker sections upto 30-6-2006.

2.ERRECTION OF DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR STATUES

There is demand from the public as well as various Associations and Organisations for erection of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Statues in the districts as a mark of respect to the  great  leader who fought for the cause of the downtrodden through out his life.  An amount of Rs.50,000/- to Rs.1,00,000/- is sanctioned for erection of Ambedkar Statue, where the local people contribute equal amount.

 There is demand for erection of Statues of Babu Jagjivanram also from the public and S.C. organisations.  Hence Government have issued orders for erection of Babu Jagjivanram statues in G.O.Ms.No.21 S.W (POA-2) department, dt.24-03-1998 instructing to follow the rules and guidelines prescribed for erection of Statues of  Dr.B.R .Ambedkar.

III. WELFARE AND PROTECTION

 

1. MACHINERY FOR PROTECTION OF CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, 1955 AND SC, ST (PREVENTION OF ATROCITIES) ACT, 1989.

A) Implementation of Pcr Act, 1955:        

The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 is an important piece of Welfare legislation prescribing punishment for practicing and encouraging untouchability.  Under article 17 of the constitution of India, untouchability is prohibited and the enforcement of any disability arising out of untouchability is an offence punishable in accordance with the law. 

According to section 3 of PCR Act, 1955, whoever on the ground of untouchability prevent any person from entering any public place/public hotel or place of worship, use of water from any water source etc., shall be punishable with imprisonment up to a maximum of 6 months and fine of not more than Rs.500/-.

Under Protection of Civil Rights Act, Rules 1977, the State Government may appoint an officer not below the rank of a sub-divisional magistrate for the purpose of making an enquiry in respect of Section 10 (a) (1) of the Act to impose collective fine against the offences. 

The Special Mobile Courts were constituted for dealing with offences under PCR Act, 1955 in the state from 1978. 22 Special Mobile Courts were sanctioned to function in 22 districts of the state except Hyderabad district.  These courts were provided with a Mobile van to tour in the districts and to conduct the trial of the cases.  Assistant Public Prosecutors were separately appointed by the Director of Prosecution to conduct the prosecution of the cases before these courts. Required funds were provided through plan and Non-plan budget with matching share from CSS funds.

B) Implementation of Sc, St (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989:

Government of India have enacted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 to prevent committing offences of atrocities against the members of SCs and STs, to provide for special courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected there with or incidental there to. There are 12 Special Session Courts and 11 designated Special Session Courts under SCs & STs (POA) Act, 1989 at the rate of one in each district in the State.

C) Special Sessions Courts:

There are 12 Special Sessions Courts functioning in the State to deal with the cases of atrocities against SCs/STs under Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 at the following places. 1.Guntur, 2.Tirupathi, 3.Secunderabad, 4.Nellore, 5.Prakasam, 6.Mahabubnagar, 7. Kurnool  8.Medak at Sangareddy. 9 Nizamabad 10, Karimnagar, 11, Krishna and 12, Cuddapah.

During 2006-2007,it is proposed to start Special Sessions Courts in the remaining 11 districts at the rate of one each district to deal with the cases of atrocities against SCs and STs. Necessary provisions proposed in the budget 2006-2007.

D) I.G. P., PCR CELL IN THE CID

Apart from the SCs/STs Cell functioning in the Social Welfare Department Secretariat, Government established a Special Cell in the Police Department in the office of the CID headed by an IGP, PCR Cell with 111 supporting staff for speedy investigation, prosecution and for effective disposal of cases of untouchability offences and cases of atrocities on SCs & STs. The entire expenditure of the PCR cell in the CID is borne by the Social Welfare Department.
During 2006-2007, an amount of Rs. 1372.17 lakhs (Rs. 514.72 lakhs under Non Plan, Rs.240.00 lakhs under Plan and Rs. 617.45 lakhs under CSS) was provided. 

2. Monetary Relief And Free Legal Aid To The Victims Of Atrocities On Scheduled Castes And Scheduled Tribes:

In addition to the existing relief measures Government have issued relief measures to the victims of atrocities vide G.O.Ms.No.3, SW (H1) Dept, dated:16.1.1996.
         
As per the above said G.O. the important relief measures are given below.

a)  For murder/un-natural death, the enhanced relief rate is upto a maximum of Rs.2.00 lakhs, on case to case basis, apart from either pension @ Rs.1,000/- P.M or employment to one member of the family of the victim, full cost of education of the children and providing of  important food commodities for a period of three months.

b)  For disabilities, enhanced rate is Rs.1.00 lakh as against the previous relief of Rs.25,000/-

c)  For rape/mass rape, etc., enhanced rate is Rs.50,000/- as against the old relief of Rs.25,000/-.

d)  For complete destruction /burnt houses, enhanced measure is house to be constructed or to be provided at Government cost, as against old relief of Rs.1,000/-.

The Government has also provided relief and rehabilitation measures to the victims of the following category of cases also.

i)  Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes committed by unidentified persons, where police declared the offender as undetected after investigation.
ii)  Atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes committed by extremists.
iii) Members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who have died in police firing.
iv) Members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who have died in political clashes and arson.

The expenditure on sanction of relief and rehabilitation to the victims of atrocities was exempted from Treasury control vide G.O.Ms.No.72, SW (H1) Dept., Dt.15-02-1991.The relief and rehabilitation measures provided for various types of atrocity cases for 2004 and 2006 are shown below:

Year wise relief given to the victims of atrocities.

Sl.No.

Year

No. of cases relief paid

Amount of compensation paid
(Rs. in lakhs)

1

2004

663

158.61

2

2005

606

108.65

3

2006

1197

271.84

Govt. have issued orders vide G.O.Ms.NO.110, SW (POA.) Dept, dated: 31.10.2001 for preparation of panel of senior advocates by the District Collector and Public Prosecutors by Director of Prosecutions for conducting cases in the trial.

3. Incentives To Inter Caste Married Couples

Government have been encouraging inter-caste marriages for social integration and social reform with an objective of eradication of caste system in the society.   Under this scheme Government have increased the incentive award for inter-caste married couples from 3,000/- to 10,000/- vide G.O.Ms.No.149, Social Welfare (K) department dt.11-10-1994, if either  spouse belongs to Scheduled Caste.

Government  have sanctioned a package deal of Rs.25,000/- vide G.O.Ms,No.102,SW(K)Department dt.13-9-96 to be in conformity with the ceiling limit fixed by the Government of India, which will be inclusive of Rs.10,000/- cash incentive award, Rs.5000/-  subsidy from DRDA/SJSRY or any other similar scheme Rs.5000/- Margin Money from A.P.Scheduled Castes Co-operative Finance Corporation Limited and Rs.5000/- bank loan from Nationalized Banks, for those who want to take up economic support scheme. 

           These orders came into effect from 1-04-96. The incentive award under this scheme can be sanctioned either to the couple where one of the spouses belongs to scheduled caste or where two spouses belong to two different sub castes among  Scheduled Castes.

        

The ASWO/DSWO will verify the sanction proposal with in 15 days from the date of receipt of the application.  The Deputy Director (SW) of the district to which the SC spouse of the inter caste married couple belongs, will sanction the incentive and issue a certificate of inter caste marriage.



 

IV.SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAMMES

1. REHABILITATION OF BONDED LABOUR:

The Bonded Labour System stands abolished after enactment of the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 (Central Act, 19 of 1976) which came into force on the 25th day of October, 1976, by promulgation of an Ordinance.  Every Bonded Labourer shall, on such commencement, stands freed and discharged from an obligation to render bonded labour. Under section 6 of the said Act, every obligation of Bonded Labourer to repay the bonded debt remaining unsatisfied immediately before such commencement, shall be deemed to have been extinguished.

The District Collectors and Revenue Officials are entrusted with identification, release and rehabilitation of Bonded Labourers.  The District Collector, Revenue Divisional Officer and Mandal Revenue Officers have also been empowered to sanction and disburse monetary relief to the freed bonded labourers at the rate of Rs.1000/- towards immediate relief.

Government are keen that bonded labourers released so far, should be fully rehabilitated according to a time bound programme. Powers have been delegated to the District Collectors to sanction rehabilitation assistance to the freed Bonded Labourers.  District Level Screening Committees have been constituted with the following:

          1.       District Collector                                 -       Chairman
          2.       Joint Collector                                     -        Member
          3.       Project Director, DRDA                      -        Member
          4.       Executive Director, S.C. Society          -        Member
          5.       Deputy Director Social Welfare            -        Convenor

Government have constituted District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees with the District Collector as Chairman vide Circular Memo No.3695/H2/97-1, Dt.09-06-1997.

State Level Screening Committee has been reconstituted to review the implementation of the scheme of rehabilitation  of Bonded Labourers vide G.O.Ms.No.127, SW (POA) Dept., Dt.16-12-2002 with the Chief Secretary to Govt., as Chairman and Commissioner, Social Welfare as Member.

The State Level Screening Committee on Bonded Labour was re-constituted with the following members vide G.O.Ms.No.77, SW (H2) Dept., dt. 9-6-1997:

1. The Chief Secretary to State Government                               Chairperson
2. Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Department                      Convenor.
3. Secretary, Labour, Employment Training & Factories
     Department                                                                           Member
4. Secretary, Women Development & Child Welfare
     Dept.,                                                                                   Member
5. Secretary, Rural Development Department                             Member
6. Secretary, Home Department                                                 Member
7. Secretary, School Education Department                                Member
8. Secretary, Medical and Health Department                             Member
9. Secretary, Law Department                                                    Member
10. Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department                 Member
11. Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperative Department             Member
12. Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department                            Member
13. Commissioner, Social Welfare Department                           Member
14. Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes
      Co-operative Finance Corporation Ltd., Hyderabad             Member

15. Director General, Labour Welfare, Govt. of India
or an officer nominated by him.                                                    Member
16. Representatives of Voluntary organisations.                            Invitees
17. Field Experts                                                                         Invitees
18. District Collectors concerned                                                 Invitees

Further Government have issued orders in G.O. Ms. No. 14, SW (PCR) Dept., dated. 10-02-2005, constituting the following committee to the District Collectors of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy Districts.

          1)       Commissioner of Social Welfare          --       Member - Convener
          2)       Commissioner of Labour                     --       Member
          3)       Director of School Education               --       Member
          4)       District Collector, Hyderabad              --       Member
          5)       District Collector, Ranga Reddy          --        Member
          6)       Non-Governmental Organisation          --        Member
                   Representatives

In pursuance of the instructions of the Supreme Court and that of National Human Rights Commission (N.H.R.C), District Collectors were asked to conduct fresh survey and re-survey of all rehabilitated bonded labour to ascertain whether they relapsed into bondage again or not.

The NGOs are also actively involved in the identification, release and rehabilitation of bonded labourers. The M.V. Foundation in Ranga Reddy District, the Deccan Development Society in Medak District are the prominent NGOs working for the release and rehabilitation of bonded labourers and their children. The M.V. Foundation and Deccan Development Society are running coaching camps during summer for the children of Bonded labourers and motivating them to get admitted in the regular schools. 

Special Reporter, N.H.R.C.,  Sri K.R.Venugopal, I.A.S., (Retd) has visited many villages in some of the Bonded Labour prone districts  like Medak, Ranga Reddy and Nalgonda to review the rehabilitation of bonded labour. He has personally interacted with released bonded labourers, R.D.Os, District Collectors and other social workers in these districts.

All the District Collectors have been requested to computerize the particulars of all the Bonded Labourers identified, released and rehabilitated village wise and mandal wise.

Government of India had enhanced the amount towards rehabilitation from Rs.10,000/-to Rs.20,000/- w.e.f. May, 2000 Vide GOI ,Ministry of Labour  order No.R-11011/02/98-BL,dt 8-8-2000. Out of this amount, Rs.1,000/- would be paid immediately on release of Bonded Labourer as subsistence allowance. The APSC Co-operative Finance Corporation is rehabilitating the bonded laborers once identified and relieved of the bondage. Thus since inception of the scheme, so far 30,026 bonded labourers have been rehabilitated with a total expenditure of Rs.1394.44 lakhs.

An amount of Rs.22.00 lakhs (Rs.2.00 lakhs under Plan and Rs.20.00 lakhs under CSS) is proposed for this scheme during 2006-2007.

2. REHABILITATION OF JOGIN WOMEN

The incidence of the system of Jogins/Basavis is nothing but cruel exploitation of girls and women coming from the disadvantaged groups.  There is a special legislation called the A.P.Devadasis (Prohibition and Dedication) Act, 1988 passed for abolishing this Jogin or Jogins type  system.  The basic objective of rehabilitation is to secure economic independence for the Jogin Women, so that they would not be socially exploited and simultaneously to  bring about social change.

A Special  programme for the rehabilitation of Jogins and Basavis has been implemented by the A.P.Scheduled Castes Co-operative Finance Corporation.  An amount of Rs.20,000/- is provided towards rehabilitation of every Jogin Woman, of which Rs.10,000/- as subsidy and Rs.10,000/- as loan.
The budget for this scheme is merged in community halls budget under Plan.

V. SCHEDULED CASTE SUB PLAN:

Three important instruments for the development of S.Cs have been evolved in recent years, Scheduled Caste Sub Plan for S.Cs (SCSP): Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and Scheduled Castes Development Corporation (SCDC).

Of these, the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for S.Cs constitutes a distinct feature of the planning process in the country.  It seeks in the main, to ensure and secure flow of resources both material and financial for integrated development of the S.Cs.

 1. PHILOSOPHY:

The Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for S.Cs is based on the basic philosophy that the developmental efforts for S.Cs should be assigned a central position in the endeavor for growth with social justice, which is the objective of the five-year plans.  The VII plan had identified the lack of economic support as the main reason for the extremely slow pace of the development of S.Cs during the earlier plans.

While a policy of earmarking 15% of the general funds for the development of S.Cs was initiated in the early sixties in respect of Panchayat Raj Institutions, this was extended to the Municipalities in 1972 and for all the developmental Departments from the year 1975-76.  It was during the VI five-year plan the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) concept took shape involving all sectors.  In order to ensure utilisation of adequate flow of funds from different sectors of development and to give a proper direction to the programmes for the development of S.Cs, a number of important policy decisions have been taken by the State Government.

The Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is based on the philosophy that the efforts for the development of S.Cs have to be made in every sector of the plan and every department and agency implementing the plan programmes.  The Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) also includes modifications of policy as well as new policy orientations intended to achieve a rapid development of S.Cs.

2. OBJECTIVES:

The Central objective of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is the economic development to achieve a lasting solution to the Socio-economic problems and it is intended to comprehensively cover economic, educational and social development.

The measures for securing to the S.Cs full access to modern, secondary and tertiary sectors including public services, protection and prevention of erosion of their command over land and other resources, measures for expansion of the resource base and effective protection against discriminatory practices.

Two aspects of the flow of resources for SCs are: firstly, the direct flows through the family and individual oriented programmes aimed at economic development of S.Cs.

Secondly, the indirect flows to the programmes for the S.Cs through provision of services, infrastructure and other facilities.

The essential requisite is that the programmes under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) should be based on and directly related to and relevant to the development needs of S.Cs, it follows that important target groups such as Landless-Agricultural labourers, Small farmers, Traditional artisans such as leather workers, weavers, fishermen etc., as well as unorganised labour will be at the focus of development perspective.  An important operational guiding principle of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is that, in all sectors of Plan programmes out lays for the development of S.Cs should be incorporated and no distinction can be drawn between so called indivisible and divisible sectors as outlays are always allotted in relation to the needs  of S.Cs.

The Planning of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) requires careful attention.  It requires a composite and well-integrated programme ensuring backward and forward linkages and the cluster approach.  The particulars of the SC population tabulated village wise in descending order should be used to identify the villages predominately inhabited by SC population and concerted efforts should be made in such of the cluster villages of the districts while Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is prepared every year.

3.Guidelines:-
 
Guidelines for the preparation of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) at District level :

A cell has been constituted at District level with District Collector as chairman to prepare Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for S.C's by involving Dy. Director (SW), C.P.O and other officials and to review the programmes and schemes every month and send copies of the minutes of the meeting to the C.S.W.

The budgetary allocations for each sector, department wise and scheme wise are available with the H.O.D's, based on the budgetary allocations already communicated to the Districts by the respective H.O.D's schemes have to be designed and plans formulated in the cluster of villages which are predominantly inhabited by the S.C's. To select the cluster of villages in the mandal, all the villages may be arranged in a descending order of S.C. population and select such cluster of villages that account for 50% of the S.C's and implement schemes in a more intensive manner. The Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) may be formulated by utilising the following.

District profile with the status of S.Cs in the sectors of health, education, and economic development.  Village wise/S.C colony wise particulars of existing infrastructure like approaching roads, drinking water facilities, drains, electricity etc. and other requirements.

Budgetary allocations available, department wise and sector wise under current year's plan provision under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP).

Sectoral schemes to benefit majority of the S.Cs have to be designed and accordingly plan formulated for the selected cluster of villages, (keeping in mind the specific needs and requirements of the S.Cs and by pooling the funds of the departments concerned.

The schemes may be identified based on the village level statistics/G.I.S, on basic amenities, infrastructure etc. Thus for e.g. S.C. localities which do not have any drinking water facility, link roads, street lighting can be selected on priority and schemes for providing the above may be designed and implemented in an integrated manner by pooling the resources of the departments concerned. Similarly villages where there are Scheduled Caste artisans and where there is scope for cottage and village industries and villages where there are substantial number of S.C cultivators may be identified and suitable schemes aimed at enabling the beneficiaries to cross the poverty line may be designed and implemented.

The district level sector-wise budgetary allocation, Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) allocation and physical targets proposed to be achieved during the year may be clearly specified. The scheme wise targets proposed may also be quantified viz. Roads in terms of K.Ms, economic support schemes in terms of beneficiaries etc. While preparing the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) document for the district the S.C localities identified under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for he previous year and the current year and the schemes taken up should be clearly indicated.

Three formats are designed for monitoring of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) of the district. Format-I pertains to plan and Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) outlays Format-II pertains to department wise / scheme wise plan allocation, Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) allocation, plan expenditure, Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) expenditure and targets and achievements for the previous plan year and scheme wise plan allocation, Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) allocation and proposed targets for the current year. Format III pertains to the monthly progress report.

For preparation of the M.P.R. at district level information has to be obtained from district heads of each sector. The expenditure and achievements have to be obtained from the concerned by 10th of every succeeding month.

District Collectors may select a team of officers to visit the villages selected  under  Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) from time to time during the year to monitor and to get feed back on implementation of the programmes taken up under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) They may also identify the bottlenecks in implementation of the programmes and suggest possible remedial measures.

4.CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE:

A high level Co-ordination committee comprising of Chief Secretary to Government as Chairman and Secretary (planning), Secretary (Finance), Secretary (PR) and Principal Secretary Social Welfare as members, has been constituted to monitor the implementation of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) and to make suggestions and recommendations for speedy implementation of programmes under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) vide G.O.Ms.No.170, SW (B3) Dept., dt.3-11-1981.

At the district level a Cell has been set up with the District Collector as Chairman and the Deputy Director (SW) as convenor and the Chief Planning Officer should assist in preparation of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP).  The cell shall meet once in a month to review the programmes. A.S.W.Os are also to be involved in the implementation of SCSP programmes.

5. SPECIAL BUDGET HEAD '789' CREATED FOR FUNDS EARMARKED UNDER SCSP :

In order to have an effective mechanism for monitoring the plan outlay earmarked towards SCSP by the departments and to prevent the diversion of funds to schemes other than the one's designed under SCSP, exclusively for the development of SCs, a separate Budget Head "789" has been created and is in operation since 1998-99. The amount provided under SCSP should not be diverted for another schemes as per instructions issued vide Govt.Memo.No.570/SCSP-II/86-1 SW (SCSP-II)/86-1, dt.12-5-86 of the Chief Secretary.

6.SPECIAL COMPONENT PLAN DURING   IX AND X FIVE YEAR PLANS:

The Special Component plan for SCs during the first two years of the X Five Year Plan and the Special Component Plan for the VIII Five Year Plan and the IX Five Year Plan along with SCSP expenditure is shown below. 



 

IX th and Xth Five Year Plans SCSP Particulars                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sl.No.

Year

State Plan Out lay

Divisible Pool

SCSP Allocation

Expenditure

% of SCSP on total outlay

% of SCSP on Divisible pool

% of expenditure pm on Divisible Pool

% of Expenditure on Plan Out lay

% of Expenditure on SCSP allocation

IX FIVE YEAR PLAN

1

1997-98

3585.05

1204.30

339.72

213.92

9.48

28.21

17.76

5.97

62.97

2

1998-99

4678.95

1736.63

510.83

532.61

10.92

29.42

30.67

11.38

104.26

3

1999-00

5479.50

2163.22

545.21

189.42

9.95

25.20

8.79

3.46

34.74

4

2000-01

8228.12

3686.39

450.51

344.38

5.48

12.22

9.34

4.19

76.44

5

2001-02

8319.40

2266.35

406.72

225.29

4.89

17.95

9.94

2.71

55.39

X FIVE YEAR PLAN

6

2002-03

5718.55

903.51

873.84

10.56

15.80

15.28

10.22

96.72

 

7

2003-04

6729.72

810.51

1374.41

7.39

12.04

20.42

12.53

169.57

 

8

2004-05

6619.53

1181.03

1341.15

8.89

17.84

20.26

10.09

113.56

 

9

2005-06

8840.96

1445.35

792.59

9. 24

16.35

8.96

5.06

54.84

 

10

2006-07

7985.85

1488.30

 

7.61

18.64

 

 

 

 



 

7.Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) for 2006-2007

The actual SCSP  outlay for 2006-07 is Rs.1729.26 crores, as against the total Plan outlay of Rs.19551.91 crores as shown in the BE 2006-07, which comes to 21.47 % of the total plan  under SCSP .
 The Government have issued orders enhancing the allocations towards SCSP from 15% to 16.2% of Plan funds of all the Departments from the year 2006-07 onwards in proportion to the population of SCs in the State as per 2001 Census.  Vide the G.O.Ms.No.17 Planning (XVIII) Department dated 7.11.2005.

8. District Segments :

          

Under Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) the District Segments under SCSP scheme wise have to be communicated to the respective district officers by the Heads of Departments for preparation of District Level Action Plan for SCSP 2006-2007 under the chairmanship of the respective District Collectors, with the help of Chief Planning Officer and Deputy Director( S.W ). The progress achieved every month under SCSP shall be reviewed by the District Collectors once in every month. 



 

VI. SERVICE SAFEGUARDS FOR SCS INFORMATION ON REPRESENTATION OF SCs

 

 Andhra Pradesh is the pioneer in implementation of Rule of Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes as a measure of Protective discrimination to achieve distributive justice as enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

1.RESERVATION IN SERVICES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:

Government in G.O.Ms.No,.277, G.A. (SC & ST -B) Cell/Department,        dated:-22-03-1976 have directed that to give proper effect to Reservation of appointments, Rule 22 provide that appointments shall be made in the order of rotation in cycles of 25 vacancies as specified there in.  For convenient reference a rotation of 100 points is given.  The actual number of vacancies to be reserved for the SCs, STs and Backward Classes in any recruitment should be determined on the basis of the points in the rotation and also taking into account the reservation carried forward from the previous year.  In order to ensure strict enforcement of the rule of reservation, every appointing authority is required to maintain a register in respect of each category of post separately for regular appointments and temporary appointments.  Such registers should be maintained separately in respect of each method of recruitment, when reservation has been provided in the matter of appointments otherwise than by direct recruitment also.

Government in G.O.Ms.No. 167, SW (P) Department, dated:-15-07-1986 have also issued orders revising the percentage of reservation as 15% and 6% for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively in appointments in Services under the State Government including Public Undertakings, Corporations, Local Bodies, Educational Institutions and all other Organizations or Bodies wherever reservations exist.

2.RESERVATION IN UNIVERSITIES:

Government in G.O.Ms.No.117, Education  (C) Dept., dated:-05-03-1983 have issued orders increasing the reservation percentage for Scheduled Castes from 14% to 15% and for Scheduled Tribes from 4% to 7.5% in regard to appointments in the Universities to the  teaching posts up to Reader level and also for filling up of non-teaching posts wherever reservation exists.

3.MAINTENANCE OF ROSTER:

For effective implementation of Rule of Reservation, Government have drawn up a cycle of 100 points other wise called "Roster to be maintained by the appointing authority for appointment of candidates of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes to various posts.  Such roster should be maintained separately for each category of post of regular appointment and / or temporary.  The cycle of Roster points is as follows:-

Category

Roster points

Total

SC

2, 7, 16, 22, 27, 41, 47, 52, 62, 66, 72, 77, 87, 91 & 97

15

ST

8, 25, 33, 58, 75 & 83

6

BC - A

4, 20, 29, 45, 54, 70 & 79

7

BC - B

10, 24, 35, 49, 60, 74, 81, 85, 95 & 99

10

BC - C

14

1

BC - D

18, 39, 43, 64, 68, 69 & 93

7

Total

 

46

Special instructions were framed for maintaining Roster Register and filling up of cycle points (100) for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes (G.O.Ms.No.357, General Administration (Services - D) Department, dated:-23-06-1989.

4.VERIFICATION OF ROSTER:

Government in G.O.Ms.No.92, Social Welfare (L2) Department, dated:-22-09-1995 have issued orders for annual inspection of various Offices located in a District by the Inspecting Officers i.e., Deputy Director (SW), District Social Welfare Officer, District Tribal Welfare Officer & District Backward Class Welfare Officer as per the annual programme to be drawn up by the District Collector.

Government in G.O.Ms.No.84, Social Welfare (Bud.) Department, dated:-18-09-2000 have issued revised job chart of Deputy Directors of Social Welfare.  Among other functions, he shall inspect the Government Offices / Public undertakings  to verify the Implementation of Rule of Reservation in Services and maintenance of Roster.

5.DISTRICT LEVEL COMMITTEE:

Government in G.O.Ms.No.105, Social Welfare (L1) Department, dated:- 02-08-1997  have   issued   orders   for   constituting   District   Level Committee with the following member to ensure effective implementation of the Rule of Reservation.

1.   District Collector                                                                Chairman
2.   District Revenue Officer                                                      Convenor
3.   Deputy Director (SW)                                                         Member
4.   District Tribal Welfare Officer                                              Member
5.   District Social Welfare Officer                                              Member
6.   District Backward Class Welfare Officer                              Member
7.   District Women & Child Welfare Officer                              Member
8.   District Employment Officer                                                 Member
9.   District Sainik Welfare Officer                                              Member


 

6.STATE LEVEL COMMITTEE :

Government in G.O.Ms.No.106, Social Welfare (C1) Department, dated:-02-08-1997 have issued orders constituting State Level Committee review the implementation of the reservation policy and enquire its effective implementation.
1.   Commissioner of Social Welfare                                                 Chairman
2.   Commissioner of Tribal Welfare                                                 Member
3.   Commissioner of Backward Class Welfare                                 Member
4.   Director of Women Development & Child Welfare                     Member
5.   Director of Employment & Training                                            Member
6.   Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission              Member
7.   Secretary, A.P., College Service Commission                            Member

8.   Director, Sainik Welfare Board                                                  Member

9.  Additional Director/Joint Director from the office of the
           Chairman                                                                             Convenor
10. The Liaison Officers appointed in various officers of all the
            Heads of the Departments.                                                  Member

7.MACHINERY FOR ENFORCEMENT STAFF :

Government in G.O.Ms.No.533, General Administration (Services-E) Department, dated:-22-08-1975 have issued orders to establish an enforcement machinery at State Level comprising three Inspecting Assistant Commissioners (Welfare of Weaker Sections) with supporting staff to ensure scrupulous implementation of the Rules of special representation and other concessions provided in the matter of appointments to public services in favour of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Backward Classes.  The Inspecting Assistant Commissioners shall be of the rank of Assistant Secretary/Deputy Collector and will function under the Principal Secretary to Government in the Social Welfare Department.  The functions of the Inspecting Assistant Commissioners shall be:

  1. to inspect Departments of the Secretariat Offices of all Heads of Departments and all Unit Offices under all Heads of Departments ; and
  2. to visit offices of the local bodies under the State Government, offices of the Statutory Corporations and other State Public Sector Undertakings, etc., under the control of the State Government for the purpose of verifying the implementation of rules of special representation and others concessions like age relaxation, relaxation of standards of eligibility, etc., provide to the members of the Scheduled Castes the Scheduled Tribes and the backward Classes in the matter of Public Employment. members of the Scheduled Castes the Scheduled Tribes and the backward Classes in the matter of Public Employment.  

8.RULE OF RESERVATION IN PROMOTION IN FAVOUR OF SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED   TRIBES:

Government in G.O.Ms.No.5, Social Welfare (ROR.1) Department, dated:-14-02-2003 have issued orders to implement Rule of Reservation in Promotion to ensure adequate representation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in all categories of post in all Departments.
    
Government in G.O.Ms.No.21, Social Welfare (ROR.1) Department, dated:-18-03-2003 have issued detailed guidelines for implementation of Rule of Reservation in promotions in favour of Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribes in all categories of posts in all Departments.

9.BACKLOG VACANCIES:

Backlog Vacancies are those vacancies of SC and ST, which could not be filled up as per the roster points during a recruitment year for want of SC/ST candidates for a particular category along with others and carried forward to the subsequent years.

1. Government vide G.O.Ms.No.188, Finance & Planning (FW.SMPC) Department, dated:-08-05-2001 have decided that the backlog vacancies of SCs/STs can be notified subject to the observations of the following principles.

  1. This permission for direct sending of notification of backlog vacancies only of SCs/STs is purely on one time basis for relaxation of the normal procedure of recruitment contemplated under G.O.Ms.No.275, Finance & Planning (FW AMPC) Department, dated:-14-12-1995.
  2. The recruitment should be for one backlog vacancies of SC/ST categories.
  3. "Backlog vacancies" is defined as those vacancies against roaster points reserved for SC/STs, which have already been filled up by any other General purpose candidates in the past.
  4. The recruitment procedure has to be incompliance with section (4) of Act of 94 which is as follows:

1. From the panel of candidates selected and recommended appointment by the Public Service Commission/College Service Commission where the post is within the purview of the said commission.

2. From the panel prepared by any Selection Committee constituted for the purpose in accordance with the relevant rules orders issued in that behalf ; and

3.  From the candidates having the requisite qualification and sponsored by the employment exchange in other cases where recruitment otherwise than in accordance with clause (a) & (b).

In view of the above all the Principal Secretaries and Heads of the Departments are requested to take immediate steps to fill up the Backlog vacancies which were identified as on 31-03-1999 to 31-04-2004 and also the vacancies which arose after 01-04-1999.
 
Government have issued further orders to fill up backlog vacancies upto  31-03-2006 vide G.O.Ms.No.257 and 258 General Administration (SER.A) Department, dated:-23-06-2005.

Back Log Vacancies of SCs/STs as on 30.06.2006

 

 

SC

ST

Total

1.

Backlog vacancies filled up

11,861

10,046

21,907

2

S.C/S.T Backlog vacancies as on 31.03.1999 and to be filled

675

1,393

2,018

3

S.C/S.T Regular Vacancies assessed as on 31.12.2005 (Exclusive of vacancies notified under D.S.C

1,141

2,739

3,880


 

10. NOTE ON THE IMPORTANT PROVISIONS OF ACT NO. 16 OF 1993 AND THE APPEAL PETITIONS ON FALSE CASTE

In order to stream line the procedure involved for the issue of Community Certificates, cancellation of the community certificate, when found to be false, and the disposal of appeal petitions filed against the orders of cancellation, in respect of persons belonging to SC/ST /BC communities, Govt. have enacted Act No.16 11993 called the Andhra Pradesh (Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes) Regulation of issue of Community Certificates Act, 1993. Some of the important provisions of the Act No.16/1993 are furnished in brief as under.

  1. Under Section 5 of the Act No16/1993 provision has been made for cancellation of the Community Certificates issued to any individual  by the District Collector concerned, after causing due enquiry and found that the individual does not belong to the Community to which he has claimed as belonging to
  2. Under Section 7 of Act No. 16/1993 provision has been made for making appeal to District Collector 1 Govt. against the Orders of cancellation of the Community Certificate under Section 5 of the said Act.
  3. Under Sub-section (4) of the Section 11 of the Act No.16 of 1993 provision is also made for penalties to be imposed against such guilty persons.

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 20 of the said Act. Govt. have also framed Rules called the Andhra Pradesh (Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Backward Classes) Issue of Community, Nativity and Date of Birth Certificates Rules, 1997.

FIGURES AT A GLANCE:

1.1       POPULATION & LITERACY:

  • Total Population as per 2001 census                                 :           762.10 Lakhs
  • SC Population as per 2001 census :

Male                                                                                            :         62.28 Lakhs
Female                                                                                         :         61.11 Lakhs 
Total                                                                                            :       123.39 Lakhs   
Percentage to total population                                                       :         16.19%

  • SC literacy: (As per 2001 Census)

Male                                                                                              :33,99,053(63.51%) 
Female                                                                                         :22,79,820(43.35%) 
Total                                                                                              :56,78,873(53.52%)
     

  •   Social Welfare Institutions: 

Hostels:

  • Number of Hostels& Ashram Schools:

Boys: 1691                                  Girls: 665                               Total: 2,356

  • Sanctioned strength                                                   :           2,68,605 
  • Income ceiling for admission Rs.12000/-per annum.
  • Caste composition: SCs-70%, STs-5%, AACs-12%,BCs-9% and Ocs-4%.
  • Diet Charges w.e.f 01.06.2006

From 3rd to 7th Class                                     :Rs.338/- Per Month.
From 8th to 10th Class                                    :Rs.412/- Per Month

  • Other Facilities:

Cosmetic Charges   : Rs.25/- P.M. for Girls  & Rs.20/- P.M for Boys.
Sanitary napkins      : Rs.15/- P.M for Girls
Dresses                   :Two Pairs per annum



 

  • In addition, Bedding Material, Trunk Boxes, Plates and Glasses, Note Books, Stationery and Study Material etc., on free of cost.
  • Number of Hostels in Govt.buildings:

Boys : 862                              Girls    : 454                           Total: 1316

College Hostels:

  • College Girls Hostels :    Existing         New                Total
  • Number                         : 36    +          23       =            59                  Sanctioned Strength : 5900

 

  • College Boys Hostels :
  • Number                        :   58    +          23       =          81                   Sanctioned Strength : 8100

 

          Total                             :   94    +          46       =        140


 

1.3       Scholarships:

  • Post Matric Scholarships:

Scholarships rates:

1. Attached Hostels:
a) Professional Courses                                                  Rs.740/- P.M.
b) PG & Polytechnic                                                        Rs.525/- P.M.
c)Degree & Others                                                          Rs.400/- P.M.

2. Days Scholarships:
a) Post Graduation, Professional Courses                       Rs.330/- P.M.
b) Degree 2nd and 3rd years                                            Rs.185/- P.M.
c) Intermediate and Degree 1st Year                              Rs.140/- P.M.

3. Student Managed Hostels
a) PG & Professional Courses                                        Rs.340/- P.M.
b) Degree & Others                                                         Rs.250/- P.M.

Income limits:
Rs.50,920/-p.a.to PG&Prof.Courses&Rs.38,220/-p.a.to other courses.

  • Tuition Fee Rates:

Course                Govt.,Colleges                    Private Colleges
Engineering         Rs.8,000/-                              Rs.22,000/-

Medicine            Rs.10,000/-                               ___                        Free Seat

                                                                      Rs.1.60 Lakhs           Payment Seat.

Polytechnic          Rs.2,000/-                          Rs.10,500/-
Intermediate        
(1st Year )        ___                                       Rs.821/-
(2nd Year )      ___                                        Rs.903/-

Degree                 Rs.500/-                             Rs.1000/-

  • ITCs (Private ITIs)                                             Rs.3500/- P.A.
  • Self  - Financing Courses                              Rs.20,000/- P.A. or Actual fee which ever  is less.
  • Research Scholars:

Number :  500

Course                            Maintenance                                    Contingencies

M.Phil                               Rs.740/- P.M.                                    Rs.1,000/- P.A
Ph.d                                  Rs.740/- P.M                                     Rs.1500/- P.A.

Post Matric Scholarships:



B. Bright Students in Public Schools and Best Available Schools:

Total          : 2,262 students                                
                                                           Public Schools          Best Available Schools

Expenditure per student per year          :Rs. 48,400/-              Rs. 20,000/-
     ( up to a maximum)

Income ceiling                                      :Rs.12,000/-p.a.       Rs. 18,000/-p.a



 

1.4       OTHER SCHEMES:

  • SC Advocates Training:
  • Stipend @Rs.500/- P.M. for three years.
  • Enrollment fee @Rs.585/- each and Rs.3000/- towards purchase of law books and furniture (One time)
  • Spl. Sessions Courts & Spl. Mobile courts:

Number                : 12 Sessions courts + 22 Mobile courts.    
Budget                  :  Rs.12.82 crores
Govt. sanctioned 4 Special Sessions Courts to be set up during the current year.

  • Inter- Caste Marriages:
  • Incentive Rs.10,000/- per couple
  • One of the spouse should belong to Scheduled Castes or either of the spouse be from different sub castes among Scheduled Castes.
  • Community Halls:

Number Sanctioned    : 327           No. occupied  : 86    
No. Completed          :   78            In progress     :103 & at finishing stage

  • In addition 10  Community Halls have been sanctioned and funds released  in respect of Chief Ministers assurance and Rajiv Palle Baata.

Estimated cost                                        : Rs.4.00 lakhs each
(Rs.2.00 Lakhs from Food for Work Programme, Rs.0.50 lakhs from 15% earmarked funds for the welfare of SCs,
Rs.1.50 lakhs from the Commissioner, Social Welfare funds)

  • House sites:

Income Ceiling                                              : Rs.11,000/- Per Annum.
Budget  Rs.500.00 Crores (2006-2007)Physical Target: 5,60,490 House Sites under Indiramma Programme.

Ratio to be adopted for allotment: SCs: 40%, STs: 10%, BCs:30%,Minorities:10%, Other Poorer Sections:10%.

In addition an amount of Rs.834 Lakhs is available with the districts as last year balance i.e as on 1-4-2006. 



CITIZEN'S CHARTER

      1. OBJECTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT:

The Social Welfare department is dedicated to the integrated and overall development of SCHEDULED CASTES. According to 2001 census, the scheduled caste's population in the state is 123.39 lakhs, which accounts for 16.19 per cent of the State's total population.

The Department is headed by Commissioner of Social Welfare.  He is assisted by Additional Director, 6 Joint Directors, 7 Deputy Directors, 2 Accounts Officers, 3 Assistant Directors and 1 Assistant Accounts Officer and other staff at Head Office.

At District level the District Collectors are mainly implementing the schemes with the assistance of the Deputy Directors of Social Welfare, District Social Welfare Officer, Assistant Accounts Officers. In addition 165 Assistant Social Welfare Officers are functioning at Divisional level. There are 2313 Hostel Welfare Officers looking after the welfare of the boarders in hostels.

1.1       Aim of the Organization

The main objectives of the Social Welfare Department are Educational advancement, Socio-Economic development, Welfare and Protection of Scheduled Castes and implementation of programmes of Social Security like Homes for orphan children, rehabilitation of jogins, bonded labourers and scavengers, pensions to poor widows and house-sites to weaker sections.

1.2       Service Provided to the Citizens

Providing boarding and accommodation facility to 2.72 lakhs SC pre-matric SC students through 2356 hostels (1691 Boys Hostels and 665 Girls Hostels) Providing Post-Matric Scholarships to 3.75 lakhs SC students studying Post-Matric Courses.

Providing Financial Aid to SC Advocates.

Providing Welfare & Protection to the SCs through Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and SCs & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

Providing monetary relief and free legal aid to the victims of Atrocities on SCs, through District Collectors.

Incentive awards to Inter Caste married couples @ Rs.10,000/- if one of spouse belongs to SC Community.

Providing House Sites for \Weaker Sections.

Pension to poor widows @ Rs.100/- P.M through District Collectors.


 

1.3       Our Service standards

1.  Hostels

  • Notification for admission in Hostels                    --          31st May
  • Purchase Committee meetings for food                --          31st May
    provisions to hostels
  • Advisory Committee meetings & finalizations       --          15th July
    of fresh admissions
  • Physical verification for renewal boarders             --          25th June
  • Supply of Note Books & Text Books                  --          Within one Week
    after reopening of Hostels
  • Supply of Dresses                                                --          15th August
  • Disbursement of Cosmetic charges                       --          Every month
    before 20th



 

2.  Post Matric Scholarships

  • Notification for fresh Post-Matric Scholarships     --          Before June15th
  • Distribution of application forms                             --          From the date of opening of Colleges
  • Last date of receipt of application forms                --          30th September
  • Last date of receipt of application forms                --          One month after reopening of professional Colleges           
  • Verification of application forms by ASWO           --          15 days from the Date of receipt from     Principal
  • Drawal & Disbursement of scholarships to Principals--   Quarterly (Subject to availability to funds)
  • Distribution of Cheques to the Principals                      --   One Week from the date of receipt from Treasury/DTO

    4. Financial Assistance to Inter Caste Married Couples
  • Conducting of enquiry and sanction of Incentive --            I Month by ASWO
  • Processing and sanction by DD(SW)                    --         1 Month (Subject to availability  of Budget)

    1.4       Availability of Forms & Information

b. Various forms relating to the Department may be obtained free of cost as given below :

1. Hostel Admission Forms                 --      HWO/ASWO/DDSW
2. Post-Matric Scholarship Forms      --      Institutions/ASWO/DDSW

The Forms can be downloaded from the website :  http://apsocialwelfare.ap.gov.in

1.5       Courteous and Helpful Service

We aim to offer courteous and helpful service to you.  If you face any difficulty contact the following Officers:

Name of the Officer

Phone Number / E_mail

Time available

Commissioner (SW)

23391361/2, comm_sw@ap.gov.in

10.30 am to 5.00 pm

Additional Director   

23391361/2, addldir_sw@ap.gov.in

10.30 am to 5.00 pm

Joint Directors

23391361/2, comm._sw@ap.gov.in

10.30 am to 5.00 pm

1.6       We Welcome Complaints

  1. If you wish to make a complaint, please use complaint boxes placed in our office or write to us or contact the above Officers:
  1. Send your suggestions for improving our services to the above Officers:

1.7       How you can Help Us

You can help improve the services by observing the following:

  1. Filling up all the columns of the application forms and enclose genuine certificates.
  2. Submit the application forms in time
  3. File the applications directly before the officer concerned i.e., ASWO/ HWO
  4. Give your valuable suggestions about the omissions and commissions in implementing the various schemes.

1.8       Consultations with Users

  1. We have meetings with parents of hostel boarders once in two months at respective hostels
  2. We have meeting the Principals of Colleges and Student Organizations once in 6 months for disbursement of Post-matric Scholarships at Divisional Head Quarters in each District by way of cheques.