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The Backward Classes Welfare Department works for social, economic and cultural development of the people belonging to SC and OBC in the State.

The main functions of the Department are:
  • Promotion and implementation of educational schemes including training for enhancement of capabilities in them
  • Issuance of caste certificates and enforcement of reservation rules in services, posts and educational institutions
  • Implementation of schemes including income generation schemes for economic upliftment
  • Strengthening of infrastructure and creation of community assets for integrated development of the backward classes.
  • Social and cultural development of the backward classes.
BCW Department has introduced e-enabled services for the issuance of Caste Certificates and disbursement of all types of Scholarship resulting in transparency, speedy disposal, easy access and increased coverage during last three years.


Sri Churamani Mahato

Address: Administrative Building, Sdo
Bidhanagar, 4th Floor,DJ-4,
Saltlake, Sector- II,Kolkata-91
Phone: 2334-3603
Fax: 2334-3217

Minister of State

Smt Sandhya Rani Tudu

Address: Administrative Building,Sdo
Bidhanagar, 4th Floor, DJ-4,
Saltlake,Sector-II ,Kolkata-91
Phone: 2334-3603
Fax: 2334-3217

Principal Secretary

Shri S. K. Thade, I.A.S.

Address: Administrative Building,
SDO Bidhanagar,DJ-4, Saltlake,
Sector-II, Kolkata-91
Phone: 2321 2127
Fax: 2321 2136

Nodal Officer

Smt Arundhati Sarkar jt.commissioner for reservation and ex officio jt secretary

Address: Administrative Building,SDO
Bidhanagar,4th floor,DJ-4,
Salt Lake Sector-II,Kolkata-91
Phone: 2321-2134
Fax: 2321-2136
Last updated on: Wednesday, 1st May 2019
Information Source: Nodal Officer, Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Government of West Bengal
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