Dalits’ Buying Power

Adi-Dalit Foundation’s research department estimates that there are more than 30 Lakh Dalit government employees in India, including both Central government, State governments and other departments. It is a conservative estimate that these 30 Lakh Dalit government employees earn approximately USD 50 Billion or Rs 3,50,000 Crores. It can even reach 100 billion USD. Below are the few figures to support this :

CPSEs under Dept of Enterprises

189,193 Dalit officers and staff (Group A– 40,404 Group B– 14,136 Group C– 1,00,935 Group D– 33,718)
Assuming an average monthly income for Group A – Rs 1,80,000, for Group B – 1,00,000, for Group C – Rs 50,000 and Group D – Rs 30,000

Total Annual Salary – Rs 17,451 Cr or 174 Billion

PSU Banks

SC Workforce – 1,29,109 out of total workforce of  8,47,398
Officers – 56,817, Clerks – 48,204, Sub-Staff – 22,088

AVERAGE MONTHLY SALARY ASSUMPTION
For Officers – Rs 80,000, For Clerks – Rs 35,000, For Sub-ordinate staff – Rs 20,000

Total Annual Salary – Rs 8,016 Crores

Indian Railways

SC Workforce – 2,17,862 out of total workforce of 12,70,715
Group A – 1405, Group B – 1236, Group C – 1,91,221, Group D – 24,000
Assuming an average salary of Rs 1.5 Lakh for Group A, Rs 1.0 Lakh for Group B, Rs 75,000 for Group C and Rs 30,000 for Group D
Total Annual Salary – 18,475 Crores 

Higher Education

Teaching – 110,489 from Lecturers to Professors
Assuming an average Monthly Salary of Rs 1.10 Lakh
Total Annual Salary – Rs 146 Billion

Non-Teaching – 170,301 Dalit officers and staff
Assuming an average Monthly Salary of Rs 40,000
Total Annual Salary – Rs 82 Billion
Source: All India Survey on Education-2016-’17, MHRD

Elementary School Teachers

926,623 Dalit officers and staff
Assuming an average Monthly Salary of Rs 50,000
Total Annual Salary – Rs 556 Billion
Source: World Bank Report 2018 (Using FY 2011-12 MHRD Data)

GRAND TOTAL
= Rs 122,342 Crores or Rs 1223.42 Billion
= USD 17.48 Billion