The Manipur Minorities & Other Backward Classes Economic Development Society (MOBEDS) was established on 26/7/2003. MOBEDS is an Autonomous Government Society under the Department of Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Caste, Government of Manipur vide Govt. Order No. 19/6/2002-MOBC(Pt) dated 31/12/2003. The Objectives of the Society, in general, are to promote Socio-economic development of the Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Castes in the State, evolve and promote conservation measures natural resources and environmental policy, and generally deal with problems arising from natural water/land resources and evolve suitable alternatives thereof for alleviating poverty and backwardness and improving the standard of living of the Minorities, SC and Other Backward Classes throughout the State. To identify and promote self-employment and other ventures suitable for unemployed and underemployed youths belonging to Minority, OBC and SC communities. It is also the State Channelizing Agency of National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC), New Delhi and National Backward Classes Finance Development Corporation (NBCFDC), New Delhi and also the Work Agency for different construction (Civil) works taken up by the MOBC & SC / Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), Govt. of India/ Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment(MSJ&E), Govt. of India and others etc. It has been authorized for implementation of various schemes including scholarship schemes of MOBC & SC/MoMA/MSJ&E and other Departments etc. It has successfully completed construction of a few buildings besides preparation of Detail Project Report for Prime Minister‘s Special Package for Minorities of Manipur and Hostels under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment etc. The MOBEDS is the only implementing agency of Coaching Programme of MOBC & SC Department.
Aims and objective of MOBEDS:
8.1 : The Objectives of the Society, in general, are to promote Socioeconomic development of the Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Castes (SC) in the State, evolve and promote conservation measures natural resources and environmental policy, and generally deal with problems arising from natural water/land resources and evolve suitable alternatives thereof for alleviating poverty and backwardness and improving the standard of living of the Minorities, SC and Other Backward Classes throughout the State.
8.2: Without prejudice to the general objectives in clause 3:1, the objectives of the Society in particulars are :-
8.2.1: To identify, formulate, implement and pursue programmes, plans, schemes, projects etc. for rapid economic development of the weaker sections of the Minorities, aBC and SC communities.
8.2.2: To formulate and implement demonstration, experimental, promotional, pilot and extension projects related to management of human, rural environmental and natural resources in the project areas, for the benefit and welfare of Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled Castes.
8.2.3 : To identify and promote self-employment and other ventures suitable for unemployed and underemployed youths belonging to Minority, OBC and SC communities.
8.2.4: To assist, subject to such income and/or economic criteria as may be prescribed by the State/Central Government from time to time, individuals, group of individuals, self-help groups belonging to Minorities, OBC and SC communities, by providing loan, advances, grants etc. in cash or in kind for economically and financially viable and feasible schemes/projects;
8.2.5 : To extend loans, advances and financial assistance to the students belonging to Minorities, OBC and SC communities for pursuing general, professional and technical education;
8.2.6: To impart, provide trainings of Minorities, OBC and SC students, youths in the fields having good scope for gainful employment;
8.2.7: To grant concessional financial assistance in selected cases for persons belonging to Minorities, Other Backward Classes and Scheduled. Castes living below double poverty line;
8.2.8: To assist in the upgradation of technical, entrepreneur and managerial skills of individuals, artisans, weavers, farmers, skill labourers etc. belonging to Minorities, OBC and SC communities for proper and efficient management of their production units;
8.2.9: To sponsor, undertake research and development programmes, projects to fulfil the objectives of the Society;
8.2.10 : To provide, engage consultancy services in the areas of and related to the objectives of the Society;
8.2.11 : To raise finances for attaining the objectives of the Society, through subscriptions, donations, grants, gifts, borrowings, contributions and assistances from individuals, the State and Central Governments, Quassi-Governmental Institutions, Banks and Financing Institutions, foreign countries, U.N. agencies, European Union and other external funding agencies viz., JICA ;
8.2.12 : To invest and deal with the Society's fund not immediately required in such manner as may, from time to time, be determined;
8.2.13 : To act as the Nodal Agency or Channelizing Agency of the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), National Scheduled Caste and Finance Development Corporation (NSFDC) . and National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC), New Delhi, for the State of Manipur;
8.2.14: To obtain, plan and execute Engineering works for construction of Civil Works Viz., buildings, fences, roads, bridges, water supply etc. including beautification and architectural designs by way of deposits from the State/Central Government departments/agencies and autonomous bodies;
8.2.15 : To promote, explore and manage mineral resources and marketing activities of Agricultural, Horticultural produces and minor forests products of Minorities, SCs and Other Backward Classes communities both inside and outside the State with technical and financial assistances for the State/Central government and/or Foreign countries.
8.2.16 : To implement health related schemes, programmes including establishment of clinics, hospitals and research works in the field of health to promote health and hygiene of the people belonging to Minorities, Other Backward Classes and SC of the State.
8.2.17 : To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment/fulfilment ofthe above mentioned objectives.