Panaji: March 22, 2015The State Government has instituted a Scheme, “Dalit Mitra Puraskar”, under which State Government will award Rs.25000/- cash, a shawl, a shrifal and a Certificate on the occasion of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti to a Dalit or non-Dalit who has worked for the Welfare of dalits for 25 years or more.

 The objective of the Scheme is to encourage individuals creating social awareness and to encourage the society.  In general, to work for the up-liftment and welfare for dalits which will improve their socio-economic condition, education, standard of living.

 The individual will have to be a Goan Residents above the age of 60 years and who has rendered at least 25 years of remarkable service for the up-liftment of dalits in Goa in order to improve their socio-economic condition, education, standard of living etc.

 Interested persons may obtain prescribed application form from the Directorate of Social Welfare.  The last date for submission of duly filled application is March 27, 2015 along will all the relevant documentary evidences.