The Welfare of Schedule Castes & Backward Classes Department implements various schemes for the Welfare of Schedule Castes & Backward Classes in the State of Haryana. The main function of the Department is to coordinate and supervise the activities of other departments in the matter of implementation of various schemes designed for the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and De-notified Tribes.
Haryana has the distinction of having enacted and enforced the most revolutionary/ scheme in the country for Scheduled Caste. Haryana stands at fifth position in India having large in Schduled Caste population In Haryana the total population of Scheduled Castes is 40.91 lacs consisting 19.35% of the state population. About 78% of the Scheduled Castes population lives in rural areas and the literacy rate of Scheduled Castes population is 55.45% as compared to state literacy rate 57.19 per cent which shows the sincere efforts of Haryana Government toward Education policy specially for Scheduled Castes.
Haryana Government is fully committed to carry out Welfare Schemes for Scheduled Castes, Denotified Tribes and Backward Classes of the society and has taken a series of effective steps to provide social security to these castes. To ensure all round development of Scheduled Castes & Backward Classes a separate Administrative Secretary and Director have been posted. Financial assistance to those who are not in a position to sustain themselves from their own resources and are in dire need of financial assistance various enticing schemes has been launched.