Panaji : March 16, 2017 …. The State Government has instituted a Scheme “Dalit Puraskar and Dalit Mitra Puraskar” under which State Government will award Rs.25,000/- cash, a shawl, a shrifal and a certificate on the occasion of Dr. Banasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti on Friday, April 14, 2017 to a person who has worked for the welfare of Scheduled Caste 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 upliftment and welfare of Scheduled Caste which will improve their socio economic conditions, education, standard of living etc.
To be eligible for the award, the individual should be a Goan above the age of 60 years and He/She should have at least 25 years of remarkable service for the upliftment of Scheduled Caste 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, Panaji. Last date for submission of duly filled application is March 30, 2017 along with all the relevant documentary evidences. For further information Director of Social Welfare, Panaji-Goa may be contacted.