Backward Communities Development

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Backward Communities Development Department was formed to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified backward communities in the State like Other Backward Communities (OBC), Other Eligible Communities (OEC) and Socially and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC).


The mandate of the department includes formulation of overall policy making, planning and implementation of welfare schemes, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programmes for the benefit of the notified backward communities. Though the substantial force of OBC community covers over 65% of the total state population, the mass of the community still remains as one of the disadvantaged and marginalized sections of the society.

Department Sections

Backward Communities Development (A) Department


All establishment matters of the department

All establishment matters relating Backward Classes Development Corporation (BCDC)
All papers relating to Kerala State Commission for Backward Classes
All budget papers of the department
Educational concession to other backward community, OEC, SEBC under Kumara Pillai Commission Report and related papers
Schemes for the welfare of Backward Classes
Reservation of seats for Backward Classes in Educational institutions
Papers relating to the related subjects of Legislature committee on Backward Classes
Pre-Examination coaching centres for Backward Classes
Reservation of jobs for Backward Classes in Public Services and Public Sector Undertakings.
Papers relating to Mandal Commission Report and related items.
Identification of Creamy Layer among Backward Classes
Papers relating to the National Commission for Backward Classes

Backward Communities Development (B) Department


All papers relating to the issuance of Caste Certificate to OBC & it s disputes

All Papers relating to Kerala State Pottery manufacturing marketing & Welfare Development Corporation.
All papers relating to Other Eligible communities.
Papers relating to Justice M. R. Hariharan Nair Commission.
All General Papers and Consolidation of the section.
All papers relating to Kerala State Development Corporation for Christian Converts from Scheduled Castes and the Recommended Communities Ltd.
 Papers of Legislative Committees on related subjects regarding castes

Organization Structure




Shri. K. Radhakrishnan
Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes and Devaswoms
Room No. 100
1st Floor
North Block
Thiruvananthapuram– 695001
Tel: 0471- 2518594
Mobile: 9400099555
Shri. Pranabjyoti Nath IAS
Room No. 373
1st Floor
Main Block
Phone: 0471-2518822
Mobile: 9937300864
Joint Secretary Backward Communities Development Department
South Sandwich Block
Tel: 0471-2518992
Deputy Secretary Tel: 0471-2518838
A Section : 0471- 2517256
B Section : 0471- 2517342



Contact Us


Sl No. Department Sections. Phone No.
1. Backward Communities Development (A) Department 0471- 2517256
2. Backward Communities Development (B) Department 0471- 2517342


Sl No. Office Sections. Address & Phone No.
1. Joint Secretary Backward Communities
Development Department
Tel: 0471-2518992
2. Deputy Secretary Backward Communities
Development Department
Tel: 0471-2518838
3. Directorate IVth floor Ayyankali Bavan
Kowdiar Post
Thiruvananthapuram – 695003
Ph: 0471 2727378
Fax: 0471 2727379