State Government Schemes for DNCs

This page captures the list of State Government Schemes for the benefit of DNT/NT/SNT Communities:


1. Gujarat

a) Pre S.S.C Scholarship - This state welfare scheme is divided in two parts, wherein, to avail the scholarship, there is no income limit for parents of DNT students from Standard Ist to Vlllth but for students of Student lXth to Xth, there is an income cap of Rs. 47,000/- for Rural Areas and Rs. 68,000/- for Urban areas. The scholarship rate under this scheme varies from Rs. 500/- to Rs. 750/-.

b) Assistance to students of Nomadic / Denotified Tribes studying in self finance institutes - The scheme focuses on students from Nomadic / Denotified tribes with an annual family income of less than Rs 2,00,000/-. This scheme provides scholarship of Rs. 50,000 to NT/ DNT students studying in a self-financed institution, which must be certified by the government.

c) Talent Pool scheme for Nomadic and Denotified Tribes - Under this scheme, financial assistance of Rs. 40,000/- is given to the selected 50 meritorious students of Nomadic and Denotified Tribes for providing better quality education in well-known schools to them. Financial assistance of Rs. 40,000/- per year is given to the students whose parents' annual income is Rs. 2.00 lakhs and 50% of financial assistance whose parents' annual income is between Rs. 2.00 lakhs to 3.00 lakhs.

d) Uniform Assistance Scheme - This scheme is available to socially and economically backward castes, minorities and to NT/ DNT. Under the scheme, students from class Ist to Xllth are given Rs. 300/- annually for 2 pairs of uniform, without considering their family income.

e) Pandit Din Dayal Upadhyay Awas Yojana (Housing Scheme) - This scheme is applicable for people with eligibility criteria of annual income less than Rs. 1,20,000/- in Rural area and Rs. 1,50,000/-, in the urban area wherein the B.P.L. Beneficiaries are given preference. The Assistance is given for upto Rs. 1,20,000/- in the urban housing scheme.


2. Haryana

a) Legal Aid to Scheduled Castes and Vimukta Jatis - This scheme is funded by both the Central and the State Government on a 50:50 ratio. This scheme provides Legal Aid to the members of Scheduled Caste and Vimukta Jatis for their cases.

b)  Housing Scheme For Scheduled Castes And Denotified Tribes - The scheme is implemented for the benefit of DNT in the state of Haryana for construction and repairing of houses.


3. Karnataka

Education Related Schemes:

a) Special incentives for Pre-Matric Students

This program is designed and executed to reduce the proportion of school dropouts in the middle school and continue the education in this level by providing financial support to primary, secondary and high school students belonging to nomadic and semi-nomadic groups who are studying in Government school or Government-recognized private schools.




Incentive Amount per month




Total Amount   (in Rs)


1st to 10th grade




10 Months


Annual income of the student, his/ her parents/ guardians should be within the limit of  Rs. 2.00 Lakhs. The student should be studying in a government or government recognized private educational institute from 1st to 10th standard. For a new applicant under this scheme, the student must pass the previous class annual examination. The student should not receive scholarships or hostel facilities from any other government program. To renew this incentive, the student must pass the previous class annual exam in all the subjects.

b) Scholarships for Post-Matric Students

The purpose of this scheme is to encourage students of Nomadic/ Semi-Nomadic groups to continue their studies after matriculation and to pursue education at this post-matric level. The scholarship will be given at the rate stated below to the students who are studying courses approved by the university at a government or government accredited private educational Institution based on the marks they have scored in the previous class annual examination.

Eligible scholarships are being offered at the following rates for college students of nomadic and semi-nomadic category who are studying in post-matric educational institutions:



Monthly scholarships


Total Amount (in Rs)


P..U.C. and Diploma


10 per month



Bachelor's and Master's degree


10 per month



For BE / MBBS, BDS and other technical / professional courses in Government Quota through CET


10 per month


The candidate must first pass the previous class annual examination to apply for this project facility. The student must have passed all the subjects of the previous class examination for the renewal of this qualifying scholarship. The annual income of the student/parents / guardian family should be below Rs.2.50 lakhs. The student should not receive any scholarship or free student accommodation from the government / university.

c) Commencement and management of Ashram schools:

With an intention of assisting and promoting primary education of children belonging to the nomadic and semi-nomadic families, 4 ashram schools, each with a capacity of 125 have been opened in Koppalla, Kalaburagi, Chikkamagaluru and Belgavi districts. These ashrams provide meals and lodging from 1st to 5th standard, and if there is no government school nearby, educational facilities will also be provided.

d) Admission facilities at prestigious schools in the state

As per Government Order No: BCW 82 BMS 2019, Date: 24.10.2019, the scheme has been suspended from the academic year 2020-21. However, nomadic / semi-nomadic students who have already been admitted to prestigious schools will be given an annual grant until they complete 10th standard.

Infrastructure Related Schemes:

e) Infrastructure for Nomadic/ Semi Nomadic - Concrete Roads and Drainage

The main objective of this scheme is to provide basic civic amenities by constructing concrete road and drainage in areas where nomadic/semi-nomadic people mostly  live and in newly built layouts.

f) Purchase of land to provide accommodation for the homeless

Since most of the families of nomadic/ semi-nomadic communities don't have sites, it is necessary to purchase a site and provide a home for them. For this purpose, action is being taken at the level of the District commissioner to identify the government land and allocate the site. Where government land is not available, private land has to be purchased and should be allocated. Vide Government Order no. BCW 993 BMS 2014, Dated: 24.02.2015, the Land Purchasing Committee presided over by the District Collector is constituted:

  1. The District Backward Classes Welfare Officers should obtain the consent letter from the interested vendor regarding the land records, rate and willingness to sell. Land proposed for purchase shall be free from any encumbrance.
  2. At the meeting of the Land Purchasing Committee, chaired by the District Collector, review of the land records and rates assessed for the purchase price and the proposal, along with proceeding of the meeting proposal are assessed, which are submitted to the Commissioner, Backward Classes Welfare Department.
  3. Grants will be released by the government in accordance with the regulations.

Beneficiaries should be homeless and there should be no land in the name of the beneficiary. The total annual income of the family should be below Rs.2.00 Lakhs.

g) Housing Plan

The main objective of this program is to provide the most essential infrastructure like accommodation for the homeless nomadic/semi-nomadic communities. The migration of people from one region to another without proper accommodation is very disadvantageous. The purpose of this program is to provide accommodation for them and to make them stay in one place. The scheme is being implemented through the Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation. Financial aid of Rs 1,20,000/- per house is provided by the Backward Classes Welfare Department, Karnataka. 


The beneficiary should not have availed accommodation by any other project or department and the site should not be sold for at least 20 years. If sold in this period, market value should be paid to the Government. The terms of all housing schemes implemented by Rajiv Gandhi Housing Corporation apply to this scheme. The total annual income of the family should be within the limit of Rs.2.00 Lakhs.

Other Schemes:

h) Awareness program

At the District /Taluk level, awareness programs are being held to educate and create awareness among nomadic/semi-nomadic communities regarding facilities available from the government to them and end the superstition and fallacy practices in the area where Golla and other nomadic/semi-nomadic communities live. A grant of Rs 15,000 / - is released per program.


4. Madhya Pradesh

a) Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribe Employment Scheme - This state sponsored scheme focuses on the unemployed members of the B.P.L (Below Poverty Line) card holder families by providing them with daily wage employment. This scheme is implemented in all the districts of MP.

b) Reimbursement of Examination Fee:- (Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh ./ Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) - 


A scheme is being run to reimburse the examination fees of the students of Vimukt, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes appearing in the examinations of Secondary Education Board and Pre-Agriculture Test (Pre Engineering Test) / Madhya Pradesh Pre Medical Test (MP-PMT) / Pre-Agriculture Test (MP PAT) etc. conducted by Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board- MPPEB.

c) Leadership Development Scheme:-

Under this scheme, there is a provision to invite the boys and girls who scored highest marks in class 10th and 12th from every district of the state and orgnanise leadership development camps to develop leadership abilities among the students of Vimukt, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes. 

d) Excellence Award Scheme for Social Workers:-

Under this scheme, there is a provision to award social workers of De-Notified and Nomadic Tribes Rs 1.00 lakh, for excellent work for the social and economic upliftment of Vimukt, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes.

Economic Plans

e) Chief Minister Self-Employment Scheme:-

Keeping in view the economic development of people belonging to De-Notified and Nomadic Tribes to help them establish their own employment, margin money assistance (30% of the project cost, with maximum amount of Rs. 3.00 lakh) and 5% interest subsidy (6% for women) for a maximum period of 07 years, an amount with maximum limit of Rs 25,000/- per year is provided.

f) Chief Minister Economic Welfare Scheme:-

Under the scheme, low cost equipment or working capital will be provided to the poorest of the society. Margin money assistance for upto 50% of the project cost, with a maximum limit of Rs. 15,000/- is provided to the beneficiaires. .

g) Vimukt Jaati Basti Development Scheme:-

The scheme is being implemented for the development of infrastructure in settlements, villages, wards, mohallas, majras, hamlets and camps dominated by  De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes. Under this scheme, community construction works are done for basic needs like CC roads, drains, public toilets, drinking water system, etc.

h) Electrification scheme in settlements:-

Under this scheme, where the population is less than 100 people and there is no electricity provision, work like extension of power lines, installation of transformers, poles etc. is done to provide basic facility of electricity supply in the settlements of people of De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes. 

Educational Plans

i) State Scholarship for Class 1st to 5th : A scholarship of Rs 150/- for 10 months is provided at the rate of Rs 15/- per month to the students of De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes category studying from classes 1 to 5th. Under the Consolidated Stipend Scheme, scholarships are distributed through the Directorate of Public Instruction.

j) State Scholarship Class 6th to 10th:-

For students, the following annual (for 10 months) scholarships are provided to students from classes 6 to 10:-




6th to 8th

Rs 200


9th to 10th

Rs 600/- 


Under the Consolidated Stipend Scheme, scholarships are distributed through the Directorate of Public Instruction. 

k) Post Matric Scholarship -

Under the scheme, students from class 11th to university, with families income less than Rs 2.50 lakh for various courses of medical, engineering and science, Ayurveda, Unani, Homeopathy, agriculture, science, commerce etc., full residence allowance is allowed and for students in government institutions, tuition fees, examination fees as well as mandatory  fee are allowed.  No subsistence allowance is payable to students belonging to families with income between Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs 3.00 lakh. For students studying in government institutions/non-government institutions, half of the mandatory fees, examination fees and tuition fees prescribed in the course for the government institutions are paid.

l) Girls Literacy Promotion Scheme Class 11th:-

Girls Literacy Promotion Scheme is run to encourage the girl child of De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes for education. On taking admission in class 11th for the first time, an amount of Rs 3,000/- is given. Consolidated Stipend under the Scholarship Scheme is distributed through the Directorate of Public Instruction.

m) Civil Service Incentive Scheme: Qualified and educated candidates belonging to De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes are given the following incentive amount for achieving success in various levels of
Civil Services Examination of Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission and Union Public Service Commission:

Details  Eligibility amount in
Madhya Pradesh Public
Service Commission
Eligibility amount in Union
Public Service Commission

Passing the preliminary

Rs. 20,000/ Rs. 40,000/
On passing the mains
Rs 30,000/- Rs 60,000/-

On passing the interview

25,000/-  50,000/-

n) Tuition Fee Reimbursement Scheme of Sainik School/Public Schools:-Under this scheme, reimbursement of tuition fees for the students of De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes is given on taking admission in Sainik School/Private Institutions.

o) Chief Minister Housing Rent Scheme:-

This scheme is run to provide house rent allowance to the students of  De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes, who take accommodation in other cities during post-matriculation level studies, so that their studies are not disrupted.

p) Vimukt Jati Hostel Scheme:-

For students of De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes, 141 Vimukt jati hostels/ ashrams/ community welfare centers are being operated to provide residential facilities to those coming from remote places for studies. In this scheme, 6550 seats are approved. Under the scheme, a scholarship of Rs 1,090/- for boys and Rs 1,130/- per month (for 10 months) is provided to girls.

q) Printing of caste certificates:-

As per the instructions issued by the General Administration Department, the Sub-Divisional Officer (Revenue) has been authorized to make caste certificates of the people belonging to De-Notified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes. The caste certificates are being made through Public Service Centres.

5. Maharashtra

a) 25% Margin Money Loan Scheme - This is a state funded welfare scheme that provides loans on a nominal rate of interest to economically weak people who belong to Vimukta Jatis (Denotified Tribes), Nomadic Tribes and Special Backward Class for their financial, educational and social upliftment.

b) Training of Motor Driving to VJNT, SBC & OBCS - This scheme provides light and heavy motor driving and conductor training to the needy VJNT, OBC & SBC candidates. The training is given through private motor driving schools. The selected candidates are provided training with free lodging and boarding facility, license fees, etc.

c) Savitribai Phule Scholarship for VJ.N.T and S.B.C girl students - For encouraging the enrolment of VJNT / SBC girl students in 5th to 7th standard, the State Government has introduced this scheme. VJNT and SBC girl students studying in 5th to 7th standard receive scholarship @ Rs.60/- per month for 10 months as part of this.

d) Meritorious Scholarships to VJNT and SBC students studying in Secondary Schools - To motivate Backward Class students for pursuing education, this scheme provides Rs. 200/- for students in 5th to 7th standard and Rs. 400/- for 8th to 10th standard per annum.


6. Rajasthan

a) Gadia Lohar Scheme - This scheme aims to provide financial benefits to the members of Gadia Lohar community for construction of houses and also provides land in both rural and urban areas at a lower rate. A total of Rs. 35,000/- is being provided to the member of Gadia Lohar community in two equal installments of Rs. 17,500/- each under this scheme.


7. Tamil Nadu

a) Boarding grants - Boarding grants are given to those DNC students who stay in Government Approved Hostels. The grants are Rs.650/- per month for 10 months.

b) Thanthai Periyar Award - It grants an award of Rs. 10,000/- for three years to two Boys and two Girls who have secured the two first and second Rank in Xth standard Examination among BCs / MBCs / DNCs in each of district and who have joined the Polytechnic.

c) Free Education for degree course for DNC - Tuition fees, special fees, non-refundable compulsorily payable miscellaneous fees and examination fees is reimbursed in full as claimed by the educational institution. There is no income limit to apply for the same. It has to be applied via the respective head of the educational institution with the community certificate.

d) Financial assistance to the students who studied 10th standard in Government schools and pursuing H.S.C in the best private schools - Students of Denotified Communities who secure high marks in 10th standard public examination in Government schools at the district level are provided with financial assistance for pursuing their Higher Secondary Education in the best private schools of their choice in Tamil Nadu. The scheme supports 2 boys and 2 girls of Denotified Communities in each district.


8. Uttar Pradesh

a) Ashram Paddhati Vidyalaya scheme - This Scheme has been implemented with the intention of educational upliftment of the students belonging to Scheduled Caste, Vimukta Jati, Other Backward Classes and General Category students. Free education, housing, food, clothing, stationery and sports facilities are provided to students of class Ist to XIIth (140 students in each class). Government has sanctioned 90 ashram schools out of which 76 schools are currently running and 14 are under construction.


Note: This is a dynamic list. Additions will be made on this on a regular basis.