Under TAAP, the company is trying to ensure all round development of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities of India under different initiatives aligned with Employment, Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship. As a matter of policy, the company positively discriminates against SC/ST candidates and all other things being equal gives preference to SC/ST candidates in employment. As regards education, like earlier years, during the year 2012-13 too, 2 high value scholarships of Rs 70 thousand each were provided to SC/ST students for higher technical education through Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access. 1021 scheduled caste (SC) and 1599 scheduled tribe (ST) students were benefited directly or indirectly through our various interventions in 34 schools across India. 500 SC/ST candidates were provided skill development training in various constructions related and vocational trades during the year 2012-13. More than half of them have already been gainfully employed/started their enterprises/income level enhanced. At least one SC entrepreneur has done business worth more than INR 10 million with the Company during the year 2012-13. Tata Housing has been providing entrepreneurship development training to potential youths in partnership with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad too.
Chandrakant Pawar of Igatpuri - a successful entrepreneur.
He belongs to a poor scheduled caste family and was trained by Tata Housing