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The DADWO
Room No. 6, Ground Floor
District Collectorate
Nagapattinam 611 003
[4365]-253086
[4365]-252500-213

Tourism Boat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages  

ItSingara Vaelavar Temple, Sikkal is one of the most important seats of Sakthi.The temple, Lord Siva had annihilated Yama, the God of death and destruction to save the life of Markandeya and bestowed immortality on him. Inside the precincts of the temple of Arulmigu Amerthakadeswarar is located the temple of Shri Abirami Amman Temple.  

ADI DRAVIDAR AND TRIBAL WELFARE OFFICE

DADWO SCHEMES

functions
  • Provision of Scholarship to students who study in Schools & Colleges.
  • Concession and incentives are provided to the Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare School Students
  • Special Incentive Scheme for encouraging girlís education.
  • Chief Ministers Award for encouraging high Scorers in the Higher Secondary Public Examinations.
  • Imparting of Job oriented training.
  • Special Assistance is provided to Law Graduates to start their Profession.
  • Issue of Tools and Appliances to the Poor Adi Dravidar/ Tribal people/ Converted Christian Adi Dravidar who are below poverty line.
  • Hostel facilities are provided to students who study in Schools, Colleges & ITIís.
  • Removal of Untouchability for promoting communal harmony.
  • Provision of free House Site Pattas, Burial grounds and Pathways to Burial grounds to the poor houseless Adi Dravidar and Tribal families.
SCHOOLS
Assistance Eligibility Whom to approach
Supply of Slates All Students in 1 in Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Schools. Head Master of the school
Supply of Text Books All Students in 1 Std to 10 Std in Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Schools 9 Std to 10 Std SC/ST/SC Convert Students in General Schools . Head Master of the school
Supply of Note Books All Students in 3 Std 10 Std in Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Schools 4 Std to 10 Std SC/ST/SC Convert Students in General Schools. Head Master of the school
Supply of Uniforms All Students in 1 std to 12 std in Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Schools. Head Master of the school
Supply of Special Guides. All Students in 10 Std and 12 Std in Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Schools. Head Master of the school
Free Bicycles 11 and 12 SC/ST/SC Converted Christian Girls Students in all Schools Head Master of the school
Benefits Eligibility Whom to be approached
Free Boarding and lodging to the students studying up to 12 standard Uniforms Special Guides
  1. Annual income limit Rs.50,000/- Distance between the school and Residence should be more than 5 kms. (This does not apply for girls)
  2. All Boarders studying Upto XII th standard
  3. All Boarders studying std. X and XII
District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer or Warden of the Hostel.
Scholarship
Benefits Eligibility Whom to be approached
Free Education up to 12 Std. to all i.e. intuition fee will not be collected Adi Dravidar /A.D. Christians and ST. Students No income limit. Head Master.
Beyond 12 Std. students studying in Govt. aided institution are exempted from payment at institution fees. Adi Dravidar ST/SC converts to Christianity income limit. Principal.
The Students studying in self finance colleges under free seat category are granted fee concession restricted to the amount given in Government Colleges AD / ST / SC Converts to Christianity income limit Rs.50,920/- per annum Principal / Commissioner Adi Dravidar Welfare Chennai -5
Granting of special fee for 6 to 10 std. and examination fee for 10 std. These amounts will be given to the Headmasters and Director of Govt. Examinations directly. Adi-dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / SC Christianity students. no income limit. Headmaster / District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer.
Wards of those engaged in unclean occupation like scavenging, tanning, flaying-Religion, Caste and income - No bar District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal welfare Officer.
Assistance to the children of those engaged in unclean occupations
Standard A. Day Scholar B. Hostellers
1 - 5 Standard Rs.25/- p.m. for 10 months. 3-8 Std. Rs.200/- p.m for 10 months.
6 - 8 Standard Rs.40/- p.m. for 10 months. 9-10 Std. Rs.250/-p.m for 10 months.
9 - 10 Standard Rs.50/- p.m. for 10 months.
In addition to this, a sum of Rs.500/- per annum will be given to both, dayscholars and Hostellers.
Benefits Eligibility Whom to be approached.
Residential scholarships to students study in standard 6 - 10 at staying in hostels run by educational institutions. [Rs.25/- p.m to Rs.35/- pm.] Hostels should have been recognized. Annual income limit Rs.15,000/- District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer,

State Govt's Special Post metric scholarships

FREE EDUCATION
  1. CATEGORY I
    Benefits
    All Compulsorily payable fees, examination fees, maintenance charges to Day Scholars and Hostlers.
    Eligibility
    Those who are not eligible for Govt. of India Post metric scholarships and Adi-dravidar converts to Christianity. Annual income limit Rs.50,000/-
    Whom to Approch
    Headmasters / College Principal / District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer
  2. CATEGORY II
    Benefits
    Special fee, examination fee to students studying in +1, +2 B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., and other Degree course are sanctioned.
    Eligibility
    Those who are not eligible for Govt. of India and State Scholarships and pursuing studies in regular (day) Colleges. No income limit.
    Whom to Approch
    Headmasters / College Principal / District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer
  3. CATEGORY III
    Benefits
    Granting of admission fees, Registration fees to Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe/ AD Christian students who join Degree, Post Graduate Degree, Professional Courses
    Eligibility
    Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / AD Christian students
    Whom to Approch
    District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer, Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare,Chennai-5.

GRANT OF STATE's OVERSEAS SCHOLOSHIPS
Benefits
Scholarship to SC/ST/SC converts students pursuing higher studies in abroad.
Eligibility
  1. AD/ST/AD Christian students
  2. Income limit Rs.1,00,000/- p.m.
  3. Below the age of 40
  4. One person in family
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai-5
CHARTED ACCOUNTANTS TRAINING
Benefits
Those who are under going training in chartered Accountant will be given minor charges.
Eligibility
Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe students SC converts Annual Income limit Rs.50,000/-
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai-5
LOAN SCHOLORSHIPS
Benefits
Loan scholarships are sanctioned to hostellers. This loan should be repaid after 3 years on completion of the course or one year after getting employment which ever is earlier without interest rate of Loan Scholarship is Rs.6500/- to Rs.7000/- p.a.
Eligibility
Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe/ AD Christian Boarders of the hostels attached to the educational institutions and pursuing Degree Post Graduate / Professional courses.
Whom to Approch
District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer through the Principal.
BLOOD BANK
Benefits
Book Banks are established for Medical / engineering / Veterinary / Agri. and Poly technique courses. One set of Book will be supplied for every 2 students.
Eligibility
Govt. of India scholarship holder among Adi-Dravidar and Scheduled Tribe students.
Whom to Approch
Principal / District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal welfare Officer.
LOAN
Benefits
For the benefit of students studying in Post Graduate Courses in Medical / Engg. Agri / Veterinary /Post Graduate technical courses, studies in law like BL / LLB (3 years) 5 years / LLM, ML (2years) Chartered Accountants Inter-mediate, MBA  (2 years) and other equivalent studies. Bio-Sciences. For the above courses books will be provided at the rate of 1 set per student at a cost not exceeding Rs.5000/-
Eligibility
Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe Govt. of India scholarship holder.
Whom to Approch
Principal / District Adi-Dravidar Welfare Officer.
POST METRIC SCHOLORSHIPS
Scheme
Under this scheme all compulsorily payable fees and minor charges are sanctioned
Eligibility
Adi-Dravidar /Scheduled Tribe students studying in standards 11 and above. Annual Income Rs.60,965/-
Whom to Contact
Headmaster / College Principal/ District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer.
Benefits
Maintenance Charges:
Day Scholars
Rs.90/- to Rs.190/- p.m.
Hostellers.
Rs.150/- to Rs.425/- p.m.

Incentive / Award of Prizes

To create a spirit of competition in the minds of Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / AD Christian students in improving the standard of education, a number of incentives are given. They are given below:

STATE LEVEL
Benefits
  1. +2 Public Examination Rs.25,000/-
  2. 10 Public Examination Rs.10,000/-
  3. +2 Examination Rs.2000/-
  4. 10 std. Examination Rs.1000/-
Eligibility
One boy and One Girl each from Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe Adi dravidar Christians.
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai-5 Through the District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officials.
DISTRICT LEVEL
Benefits
  1. +2 Examination Rs.3000/
  2. 10 Standard
    1. First Prize Rs.1000/-
    2. Second Prize Rs. 500/-
    3. Third Prize Rs. 300/-
  3. VIII Standard
    1. First Prize Rs.1000/-
    2. Second Prize Rs. 500/-
    3. Third Prize Rs. 200/-
Eligibility
One boy and one girl among Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / Adi-Dravidar Christian who have secured highest marks.
Whom to Approch
District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer.
AH HOC MERRIT GRANT
Benefits
Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / AD Christian students who have secured 60 % and above marks in 10 and 12 Standard. Public Examination and pursuing higher studies.
Eligibility
Whom to Approch
District Adi-Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer
PRIZE MONEY AWARD
Benefits
Grant of one time award to the Graduates and Post Graduates and professional courses ranging from Rs.2000/- to 5000/- 550 students every year
Eligibility
Should have secured 60% and above marks in the examination.
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai-5
BRIGHT STUDENTS AWARD
Benefits
First two boys and two girls in each district from each community viz. Adi-Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / Adi-Dravidar Christians who have passed 10 Std. Public Examinations and continue their studies are given a sum of Rs.300/- for the first year and Rs.960/- for the next 5 years.
Eligibility
Should have secured first and second place in the 10 Standard in the district and continue the studies No income limits.
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai-5.

Gandhi Memorial Award

Benefits
Two (one boy and one girl) AD Students in each district who have secured first rank in the 12 std Public examinations and continue their studies. For the First year Rs. 1,500/- and for the subsequent five years Rs. 1000/- P.A.
Eligibility
Student who have secured first rank in 12 std. exam in the District and continue their studies no income limit.
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare,

Merit Cum Means Award

Conditions and prize amounts for grant of this award are as per the Gandhi Memorial Award. This award is meant for Scheduled Tribes and Adi - Dravidar Christians.

Chief Minister's Award.

Benefits
First 1000 boys and first 1000 girls among Adi Dravidar / Scheduled Tribes/ Adi-Dravidar Christians students who have passed 12 standard examination and continue their st udies are give a sum of Rs. 15,000/- for 5 year.
Eligibility
Should find place in the list of first 1000 students who have passed 12 std public Examination and who continue their studies.
Whom to Approch
Commissioner of Adi-Dravidar Welfare, Chennai-5
INCENTIVE TO AD/ST GIRL CHILDREN
Benefits
To reduce the drop out rate among Adi-Dravidar / ST Girls Cash incentives are given to 60,000 Adi - Dravidar in 14 Districts only and ST Girl Children in all Districts in standards 3 to 5 and 30,000 girls in 6 standard in all Districts. AD/ST Girls in Standards  III to V are given Rs. 500/- p.a. and girls in VI std are given Rs. 1000/- p.a
Eligibility
AD/ Sch. Tribe Girls studying in III to VI standards
Whom to Approch
Districts Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officers.
TYPEWRITING AND SHORTHAND
Benefits
Law Graduates will be given training for 4 years under senior lawyers. A sum of Rs. 750/- p.m will be given as stipend to the Trainee and Rs. 2500/-p.a to the Senior Lawyer as Honorarium
Eligibility
Only Hindu Adi-Dravidar Advertisement will be given at the appropriate time.
Whom to Approch
DAD & TWO / Commissioner ADW Dept. Chennai-5

Benefits
Eligibility
Adi Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe / Adi - Dravidar Christian
Whom to Approch
District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer, Nagapattinam.
ASSISTANCE TO LAYERS TO START PRACTICISING
Benefits
A sum of Rs. 5000/- will be given as one time assistance to meet rent, cost of furniture, books etc, while starting their practice.
Eligibility
Only Hindu Adi - Dravidars
Whom to Approch
DAD & TWO / Commissioner ADW, Chennai-5
FOR ST and AD CHRISTIAN LAWYERS
Benefits
A sum of Rs. 750/- as subsidy and Rs. 750/- as loan will be given
Eligibility
Adi Dravidar Christian / Scheduled Tribe Lawyer
Whom to Approch
District Adi Dravidar and Tribale Welfare Officer, Nagapattinam. Commissioner ADW, Chennai-5

HOUSING AND OTHER SCHEMES

HOUSE SITE PATTA
Scheme
House sites are provided at free of cost 3 centre in rural areas,1 1/2 cents in Municipal areas and 1 cent in corporation areas
Eligibility
AD / ST families who do not own a house or house sites. Annual income ceiling Rs.12,000/-
Whom to Approch
District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer/Special Tahsildar (Adi Dravidar Welfare)
ENCROACHMENT REGULARIZATION
Scheme
Encroachments will be regularized for issue of pattas, if they are not objectionable.
Eligibility
AD / ST families who do not own a house or house sites. Annual income ceiling Rs.12,000/-
Whom to Approch
Tahsildar of the Taluk concerned
HOUSING SCHEME
Scheme
Houses are constructed and given to Adi Dravidars and scheduled Tribes at free of cost under Indira Awas Yojana schemes
Eligibility
Adi Dravidar and Scheduled Tribes who do not own a h ouse and has house site patta
Whom to Approch
Panchayat Union Commissioner concerned Project Officer, DRDA
DRINKING WATER FACILITY
Scheme
Habitation without drinking water facilities
Eligibility
Provision of drinking water facilities to Adi Dravidar and Scheduled Tribe Habitations.
Whom to Approch
Superintending Engineer TWAD BOARD / DADWO/ Commissioner, Panchayat Union
BURIAL GROUND
Scheme
Provision of Burial grounds and pathways to burial grounds.
Eligibility
Adi Dravidar / Scheduled Tribe habitation without these facilities
Whom to Approch
DADWO/ Project Officer DRDA Commissioner of Panchayat Union.
LINK ROAD
Scheme
Link Roads are provided connecting the Adi -Dravidar / Scheduled Tribes habitation with the main roads / Villages.
Eligibility
Habitation without link road
Whom to Approch
DADWO/ Project Officer/ DRDA/ Commissioner of Panchayat Union.
COMMUNITY HALLS
Scheme
Community Halls are constructed in Adi - Dravidar Habitation for conducting social functions like marriage etc.
Eligibility
Habitation without these facilities
Whom to Approch
Project Officer / DRDA /DADWO
ASSITANCE FOR FUNERAL RITES
Scheme
Eligibility
Annual Income ceiling Rs.24,000/-
Whom to Approch
Panchayat Union Commissioner / Executive Officer Town Panchayat / Commissioner of Municipality / Corporation / DADWO
LAND PURCHASE SCHEME
Scheme
To Purchase wet land per Acre per family.
Eligibility
Annual Income Ceiling Rs.7,200/- Land less Agricultural labours
Whom to Approch
District Manager, THADCO, District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer, Nagapattinam.
FREE SEWING MACHINE SCHEME
Eligibility
Annual Income Ceiling Rs.24,000/- Tailoring Training Should be completed. Women SC /ST/SC Converted Christian
Whom to Approch
District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer, Nagapattinam.
FREE IRON BOX
Scheme
Supply of Iron Boxes
Eligibility
Annual Income Ceiling Rs.24,000/- SC/ST/SC converted Washer man.
Whom to Contact
District Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Officer, Nagapattinam.

ABOLITION OF BONDED LABOUR SYSTEM

Benefits
Persons kept as bonded lab our are released and rehabilitated by providing financial assistance to the as grant, tune of Rs.20,000/- o f this , sum Rs.1,000/-each will be given immediately. Remaining (Rs. 19,000/-) amount will be given through various kinds. Moreover House site pattas, houses under group housing scheme through IRDP drinking water facility and Bank loan assistance also provided to them.
Eligibility
Released bonded labor without any caste and creed.
Contact
Collector / RDO/ Sub Collector / DADWO / Voluntary Organization