Scheduled Castes Development Department

Kerala Scheduled Castes Development Department

The classes, which are included in Section 341 of the Indian Constitution, are known as Scheduled Castes. The Central/ State Governments have implemented many programmes for the upliftment of these sections that are economically, socially, educationally backward. The Scheduled Castes Development Department works for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes. Under this Department, other eligible castes, other backward classes and the economically backward forward castes are also given educational aids.The former Harijan Welfare Department was bifurcated and the Tribal Welfare Department was formed exclusively to look after the matters connected with tribal as per G.O.(P) No. 69/75/DD dated 21-06-1975. Later the Harijan Welfare Department and the Tribal Welfare Department was renamed as Scheduled Castes Development Department and Scheduled Tribes Development Department respectively.

Scheduled Castes Development Department Organization:

The Kerala State Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Ltd. came into being in 1972, as a Company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act 1956, as a part of the policy initiatives taken by the Govt. of Kerala to bring the most downtrodden and impoverished SC/ST masses to the main stream of national development.the Kerala State Development Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors which often meets and takes policy decisions to manage the key affairs of business. The Board is headed by the Chairman, and the Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the company. The District Offices are functioning under the control of Regional Managers who are responsible for the actual implementation of the programmes designed to meet the ultimate organizational goal.Kerala State Backward Classes Development Corporation Ltd. (KSBCDC) is a company fully owned by the Government of Kerala, registered under the Companies Act 1956 on 28/02/1995 with registered Office at Thiruvananthapuram.

Notable Function of Scheduled Castes Development Department

  • Monitoring of Admission following principles of Reservation in Educational Institutions for SC/ST, Pre-primary Educational Institutions.
  • Classification of SCs/STs and General papers on the subject/write petition on the general matters of classification as SC/ST and SC/ST Certificates.
  • Award of fellowship in various aspects of Tribal Development.
  • Schemes for the Development of Scheduled Castes who were engaged in unclean occupation in the past (50%) Central Sector Scheme.
  • All papers including scrutiny of Project Proposals for getting Central Assistance as mentioned below.
  • Follow up action on Legislative Committee papers, follow up action on LAI/Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha questions.
  • Monthly Business Statement and allied papers and staff meetings of the Department
  • Consolidation of details for the LA questions of the departments like GA (Co-ordination) Department, P & ARD, Finance Department etc.
  • Miscellaneous papers of the Department of General Nature, Publicity and Publication of Books, Cultural Programmes relating to SC/ST etc.

Department Section:

S.NO Department Section Phone No
1 SC-ST Development (A) Department 0471- 2517134
2 SC-ST Development (B) Department 0471-2517149
3 SC-ST Development (C) Department 0471- 2518016
4 SC-ST Development (D) Department 0471-2518114
5 SC-ST Development (E) Department 0471- 2518074
6 SC-ST Development (F) Department 0471-2518613
7 SC-ST Development (G) Department 0471- 2518091
8 SC-ST Development (PM) Department 0471- 2518936
9 SC-ST Development (Parliament) Department 0471-2517008
10 SC-ST Development (Office Section) Department 0471- 2518614

Kerala Scheduled Castes Development Department Important Contact Details:

Shri. A. P. Anil kumar

Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes
& Backward Classes and Tourism
Room No: 397
1st Floor
Main Block
Phone: 0471 – 2333833,2331685
Mob : 9447115677
Fax : 0471-2335266

Scheduled Castes Development Department

Ground Floor
North Block

Smt. Sumana N. Menon Secretary

Tel :0471-2333028, 2517214
Mob :9495521700
E-mail :

Sri P.Padmanabhan IAS

Secretary , SC/ST Department
Tel: 0471-2327979
Mobile: 9447032745

Kumary MK Lakshmi

Addl. Secretary
Phone: 0471-2518571
Official Website:

Related Website of Scheduled Castes Development Department

Name of Website Link
Scheduled Castes Development Department
Commission for Backward Classes
Scheduled Tribes Development Department

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  1. ksbabu Says:

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  2. brijendrakumar a Says:

    I need the transfer protection GO for (5 year term)availing this benefit for SC & ST employees under Kerala state government

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