Welfare Schemes for Backward Classes of Pune Municipal Corporation are as follows:
1. Vocational Training
With an aim to empower the youth from backward classes, social development department of Pune Municipal Corporation conducts various types of vocational training courses at N.V. Gadgil vocational training institute, V. S. Khandekar School & Vocational training Center at PMT Commercial Building. The youth gets a grant of Rs. 10,000 to get self-employed on the completion of training course. They also get the benefit of free bus pass facility for daily commuting. The age limit for these schemes is 18 to 45 years
2. Free Bicycle Scheme
if the distance between the college and house of student is 2 km or more, the students can obtain a bicycle from Social Development department. The criterion to avail this scheme is, student should get minimum 50% marks in the last year examination.
3. Earn and learn scheme
Earn & learn scheme provides financial assistance for the higher education of student. For this, they are expected to work for social activities for at least 2 hours per day. Such students receive a subsidy of Rs. 500/- from the Pune Municipal Corporation.
4. Subsidy to PMC employees to purchase educational material for their children
The employees of Pune Municipal Corporation, who receive dirt allowance, get financial aid of Rs. 5000/- for purchasing educational material for their children.
5. Study room Facility
Pune Municipal Corporation provides Study room facility to the students of 5th to 10th standard. PMC provides a monthly grant of Rs 2000 for the staff. Educational stationary is also provided as per demand in study room.
6. Tuition Fees for 10th standard
Students of VALMIKI CASTE, who have secured 50 % marks in 9th standard, are eligible for the grant of Rs. 5000 for the private tuition fee of 10th standard.
Four libraries functioning all over city give access to thousands of books. The user has to deposit Rs.100.
8. Subsidy for the private tuition fee of 12th Standard
Rs. 10000/- is granted as a private tuition fee for the student of 12th standard who have got 60% mark in 11th standard.
9. Financial Assistance for CET Examination
Student those who apply for CET Examination, will get a grant of Rs. 10000/- for CET preparation. (Student can opt for scheme number 8 or 9)
10. Financial Assistance for Higher Education
Student who wish to pursue higher education any vocational stream & have got minimum 60% marks in the last educational year are applicable for the scheme. If they pass every year, they are applicable to receive a financial assistance of Rs. 10000.
11. Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe educational Scheme
The students would get a financial assistance for further education of Rs. 25,000 to the students who passed Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) or any equivalent examination.
12. Bharatratna Maulana Abul Kalam Azad educational scheme
Any student from Pune who passed Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or any equivalent examination this year will get the one-time financial assistance for further education of Rs. 15,000 under this scheme.
13. Financial assistance for rehabilitation
Individuals, who are in age group 18 to 45 and are addicted to drugs, will get a financial assistance of Rs. 7000 for the rehabilitation treatment in Government Hospital or Government approved De-Addiction centre.
14. Pune Municipal Corporation bores the 50 % food expenses of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedakar Hostel under Backward Class Welfare Scheme.
15. Training Centre for Competitive Examinations
Objective of the scheme is to provide coaching to the graduates for the preparation of MPSC / UPSC examinations. Social Development Department runs the centre with the collaboration of Savitribai Phule Pune University.
16. Child Development Centre
Pune Municipal Corporation runs Child Development Center for the development of children living in the slums.
17. Subsidy for personal water duct connection
Backward class beneficiaries get a subsidy up to Rs. 5000 for water duct connection.
18. Subsidy for personal electricity connection
Backward class beneficiaries get a subsidy up to Rs. 5000 for electricity connection.
19. Financial aid for repairing shed
Beneficiaries can avail the fund of Rs. 10,000 for shed repairing.
20. Financial aid for an Accessible toilet
Beneficiaries are given a fund of Rs. 15,000 to build accessible toilet.
To know more about the schemes of Social Development Department, please contact
1) Office of Group Organizer (Samuhsanghatika) Pune
2) Nearest Ward Office
3) Social Development Office, SM Joshi Hall, Daruwala Pool, Rasta Peth, Pune
Contact number: 020-25501281/82/83/84