1. National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC)
National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation is a Public Sector Undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt.of India. NMDFC was incorporated on 30th September, 1994 under Section 25 of the Companies Act as a Company not for profit. The main objective of NMDFC is to encourage economic development of the notified minorities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis specifically “Backward Section” amongst the minorities, preference being given to the occupational groups and women.
2. National Backward Classes Finance & Development Corporation(NBCFDC)
National Backward Classes Finance & development Corporation is a Public Sector Undertaking under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt.of India. NBCFDC was incorporated on 13th January 1992 under Section 25 of the Companies Act as a Company not for profit. The main objective of NBCFDC is to encourage economic development of Backward Classes and to assist the poorer section of these classes in skill development and self employment ventures. NBCFDC provides financial assistance through State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the State Governments/UTs. NBCFDC also provides Micro Financing through SCAs/ Self Help Groups (SHGs).
3. National Scheduled Caste Finance & Development Corporation (NSCFDC)
The National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation (NSCFDC), an ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company, was set up by the Government of India in February, 1989 under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956. NSCFDC is a fully owned Government of India Undertaking under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and is managed by a Board of Directors with representation from Central Government, State Scheduled Castes Development Corporations, Financial Institutions and Non-Official Members representing Scheduled Castes. The broad Objective of NSCFDC is to finance for the economic empowerment of persons including skill up-gradation belonging to the Scheduled Caste families living below Double the Poverty Line.
4. National Scheduled Tribe Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC)
National Scheduled Tribe Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC) is a Government of India undertaking under Ministry of Tribal Affairs. NSTFDC was incorporated on April, 2001 under Section 25 of the Companies Act as a Company not for profit. The main objective is Identification of economic activities of importance to the Scheduled Tribes so as to generate employment and raise their level of income.
5. National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation (NHFDC)
The National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) has been set up by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India on 24th January 1997. The company is registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 as a Company not for profit.The company is managed by Board of Directors nominated by Government of India.
NHFDC functions as an apex institution for channelising the funds to persons with disabilities through the State Channelising Agencies (SCAs) nominated by the State Government(s) or through Non Government Organisations (under Micro Credit Scheme).
6. Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt.of India (WCD)
The Department of Women and Child Development was set up in the year 1985 as a part of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to give the much needed impetus to the holistic development of women and children. With effect from 30.01.2006, the Department has been upgraded to a Ministry.
7. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is an Indian Government Ministry. The ministry is entrusted with the welfare, social justice & empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalised section of the society viz, Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes, Persons with Disabilities, Aged Persons, and victims of Drug Abuse etc. Basic objective of the policies, programmes, law and institution of the Indian welfare system is to bring the target groups into the main stream of development by making them self-reliant.
1. Department of Social Welfare, Govt. of Kerala
The Department of Social welfare was formed for the implementation of social welfare programmes and services. The concept of a welfare state pre-supposes careful planning and effective implementation of welfare services for the weaker sections of the community. The Social Welfare Services intend to provide needed care and protection and such other services to women, children, physically & mentally challenged, destitute, orphans, aged, infirm and the social deviants like children in need of care and protection, children in conflict with law, and young, first time short term offenders.
2. State Planning Board, Govt. of Kerala
The State Planning Board was constituted on September 1967 as an advisory board under Govt. of Kerala.The Board was formed with a view to enable the State Government in formulating development plans based on a scientific assessment of the resources of the State.The board was assigned the task of preparing the Annual Economic Review to be presented along with the Budget Document to the State legislature.