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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. 

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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.

Minister-of-State (Independent Charge)

Sri Bulu Chik Baraik

Address: Administrative Building, SDO
Bidhannagar, 4th Floor, DJ-4,
Salt Lake, Sector- II, Kolkata - 700091
Phone: 2334-3603
Fax: 2334-3217


Shri Sanjay Bansal, IAS

Address: Administrative Building, SDO
Bidhannagar, DJ-4, Saltlake,
Sector-II, Kolkata - 700091
Phone: 2337 1040
Fax: 2334-5082

Nodal Officer

Smt. Arundhati Sarkar, Jt. Commissioner for reservation and ex officio Jt.Secretary

Address: Administrative Building, SDO
Bidhannagar, 4th floor,
DJ-4, Salt Lake, Sector-II, Kolkata - 700091
Phone: 2321-2134
Fax: 2321-2136

Last updated on: Sunday, 31 December 2023
Information Source: Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Government of West Bengal
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