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Ensuring The Rights Of The Marginalized
We will ensure that policies of reservation concerning the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Caste sections are enforced in Delhi government jobs. Entrepreneurs from Scheduled Castes will be provided zero or low-interest loans to set up businesses. Procedures for obtaining caste certificates will be simplified. We will take steps to end the discrimination against and harassment of denotified and nomadic communities in Delhi. The long neglected transgender community will be provided access to health, education and appropriate identity cards that will ease their engagement with institutions.
Project Updates

Delhi govt condemns deliberate misinformation about students loan scheme 100 applicants have been sanctioned loans amounting to Rs 3.55 crore in the current financial year so far Last year (2015-16) 54 students were sanctioned loans amounting to Rs 1.52 crore The Directorate of Higher Education, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi strongly refutes the factually incorrect and misleading reports published in some sections of the media regarding the Delhi Government’s scheme to provide loans to students seeking higher education. The Delhi Higher Education and Skill Development Guarantee scheme provides assistance for up to Rs 10,000,00(10 Lakh) without any collaterals. There are no predetermined slabs for the loan amount. Any amount of upto Rs 10,000,00 can be availed under the scheme. The applications for availing the loan offered under the Delhi Government’s scheme can be submitted online through the single window web portal studentloan.delhi.gov.in . So far around 400 applications requesting for loan assistance have been received for the current fiscal year. Out of these, more than 100 applicants have already been sanctioned loans amounting to a total of Rs 3.55 Crores. While a total of three students have been sanctioned a loan of an amount more than Rs 7.5 lakhs, the remaining loans have been sanctioned for various amounts less than Rs 7.5 Lakhs. As per the State Level Banker’c Committee(SLBC) report, 54 students were provided loan assistance during the fiscal year 2015-16 amounting to Rs 1.52 Crores. Furthermore, the loan amount stated above is provided under the exclusive purview of the Delhi Government’s Education Loan Scheme and is not a part of any loan assistance scheme provided by the Government of India. The details pertaining to other loan assistance schemes can be obtained from the appropriate authorities designated by the government/department offering the loan.

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A scheme for vocational training has been launched by DSFDC targeted at the SC/ST, OBC, minorities and persons with disabilities. Around 500 training programmes are to be launched soon with the help of Apparel Technology and Design Centre and National Small Industry Institute.

Changes have been made to the rules for loans being given by DSFDC to the SC/ST communit, in order to simplify the process. Apart from government servants, security guarantees by private individuals who are income tax payers with a net worth of Rs.25 lakhs are acceptable now. The need for a guarantor has been removed for loans of value less than Rs 50,000.

The following were the activities carried out by the Delhi Other Backward Classes commission: 1. Identification of 26 more castes on the basis of applications received from various quarters is in process. 2. The Commission has started a new initiative to educate the common public, especially those belonging to OBC community, by organizing awareness camps at different districts with active participation of other Government Departments, viz. Revenue, CEO, Food & Supplies, Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/MIN, DSFDC, Municipal Corporations etc. 6 such camps have been conducted during 2014-15. All the Camps received overwhelming response from the local population especially those belonging to the OBC community. 3. A meeting of Hon’ble Chairman of the Commission, Sh. Bhupinder Singh Mavi was held with the Hon’ble Chairperson, National Commission for Backward Classes on 28th January, 2016 wherein the following points were discussed. Action will be taken on these points in the coming days. a) Advancing the cutoff date of 1993 for issuance of OBC certificate – the Hon’ble Chairman sought guidelines to resolve the issue and the Hon’ble Chairperson, NCBC suggested that for this purpose a resolution is to be passed by the OBC Commissiion, Delhi and forwarded to the Delhi government statingthat there is no legal requirement of having 1993 as a cutoff date. b) The issue of creamy layer limit enhancement was discussed in the meeting. It was suggested by Hon’ble Chairperson, NCBC that on the basis of the NCBNC’s recommendations, the Delhi State OBC Commission should forward its recommendations to the Delhi government.