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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

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Smt. Sanghamitra Ghosh, IAS

Secretary
Department of WCD&SW

Whats New / Notice
ImageCorrigendum of tender notice no. 187/SCPS/WB/2021-22, Dated : 23/08/2021     ||     ImageNotice No : 4516-SW/O/3E(Sectt.)-52/2016, Dated : 31st August 2021     ||     ImageLocal Level Comittee, Kolkata received application for legal Guardianship of two persons with Disabilities.     ||     ImageSTATE AWARDS FOR EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES-2021     ||     ImageNotification for Lakshmir Bhandar Scheme & Application Form     ||     Notification for Engagement on contract basis of the following posts in State Child Protection Society (SCPS), West Bengal, State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA) West Bengal and District Child Protection Unit (DCPU), Kolkata under Integrated Child Protection Scheme     ||     Notice for extension of date of submission of Tenders     ||     Notice for Application for the recruitment of staff of Juvenile Justice Board, Kalimpong     ||     Enhancement of the rates of additional honorarium payable to the Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) under ICDS Projects of West Bengal     ||     Tender Notice, Memo No. : 173/WC-20, dated : 21/12/2020     ||     Modification in MANABIK guideline     ||     Quotation Notice for House Keeping Services at Shaishali Complex     ||     E-TENDER FOR SELECTION OF AUDITORS     ||     STATE AWARDS FOR EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES-2020     ||     Memo No :2687/ WCD-- 11015/3/2020; dated : 14th August 2020     ||     Approval of the panel for publishing result of eligible CDPO, Supervisor, Statistical Assistant, Clerk-cum-Typist and Peon of Kharagpur-II NGO run ICDS Project.     ||     House keeping of Department of Women & Child Development & Social Welfare (WCD & SW), Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake City, 10th Floor, Kolkata-700091     ||     Publication of provisional list of candidates for the recruitment to the post of cashier cum LDA held on 22/04/2007     ||     Online application for contractual position of Deputy State Project Manager, "Rupashree" by the Women & Child Development & Social Welfare Department     ||     List of selected candidates who appeared for the interview process 30.08.2019 and 31.08.2019     ||     Sealed quotations are invited from the bonafide agencies for supply of the food articles; Dated: 13/09/2019
Recruitment Notice
Download Admit Card of the following posts in District Child Protection Officer of District Child Protection Unit, Programme Officer(Training) of State Child Protection Society, West Bengal. and Programme Officer of State Adoption Resource Agency under Integrated Child Protection Scheme.Venue:-Bidhannagar College, Venue Address:-Bidhannagar College,City Centre,3rd Avenue,EB-2,Sector-1,Salt Lake,Kolkata-700064. Examination Date:-18-09-2021 Examination Time:-12 Noon- 3 PM. Reporting Time:-11 AM.

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The Department work towards the protection, equity and inclusion of populations that have been historically oppressed, neglected or excluded from development based on their gender, age, disability or situation. This includes children and women, senior citizens, persons with disabilities, transgender persons, homeless persons and persons with drug / alcohol addiction.
The Department’s key responsibilities are the formulation of polices, schemes and programmes that reduce the vulnerability of these disadvantaged sections of society. It acts as a nodal organization ensuring that their basic rights are holistically mainstreamed into the work of other state departments.

Activities & Event

Rojgar Mela-4 th & 5 th December, 2019

Rojgar Mela-4 th & 5 th December, 2019


Keeeping in mind that economic development is one of the important pillars of empowerment and inclusiona ROJGAR MELA, 2019 was organised on 4 th & 5 th December, 2019 at College Square, College Street, Kolkata by W & CD & SW Deptt. Govt. of West Bengal. The Programme was inaugurated by Dr. (Smt.) Shashi Panja, Hon’ble Minister of State ( Independent charge), Deptt. of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare , Sri Debabrata Chattaraj, IAS, State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, West Bengal and Shri Bedanga Biswas, Joint Secretary, WCD & SW Department on 4 th December, 2019 at College Square Gate.
In this two day long programme ,the Persons with Disabilities from different walks of life shared their experiences and narrated their success stories .The artefacts produced by them was exhibited in the fair.There were stalls for exhibiting disability related materials and activities of various Departments of Central & State Govt. In the Central Govt. Pavilion, NIVH, NIMH, NIHH, ALIMCO took part and distributed awareness materials to visitors. In the State Govt. Pavilion, P & RD Deptt., S.S.M., West Bengal participated and displayed and distributed their awareness materials and products. 33 NGOs having Vocational Training Centres participated in the Rojgar Mela with their products for exhibition and sale.
Panel discussion on “Participatory Role in Planning for inclusion of Self – Help Groups where Persons with Disabilities are also members and Rehabilitation of PwDs” and “Legal Intervention and Penal Action in conformity with RPwD Act, 2016 to establish PwDs rights” were conducted wherein senior State/Central Government Officers, Departmental Head /experts (Law) of Universities/NUJS etc., other eminent Advocates, office bearers of NGOs and Parent Organisations took part. Persons with Disabilities from different walks of life were also invited to share their experiences and narrate their success stories. Cultural programmes were also held.
Job Fair was organized on 4 th and 5 th December, 201 9 at College Square, Kolkata for qualified persons with disabilities in which 574 candidates appeared out of which 174 persons were short listed. Companies like Reliance Trendz, Holiday Inn, Crowdsourcing, S & IB Services, Hindusthan Unilever, Water melon, Hotel Tower Group etc. participated in the fair.

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Observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December 2019

Observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December 2019


Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been annually observed on 3rd December around the world. The theme for this 2019 IDPD is ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’ International Day of the Persons with Disabilities, 2019 on 3rd December 2019. The State Award Function was held on 3rd December, 2019 at Calcutta University Institute Hall, Kolkata, Dr. (Smt.) Shashi Panja, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent charge), Deptt. of Women and Child Development and Social Welfare graced the occassion as Chairperson. Sri Binod Kumar, IAS ,Secretary , W & CD & SW Deptt. was present in the award ceremony. Persons with Disabilities who excelled in their respective field of work inspite of their physical or intellectual impairment and the organisations/persons who are working for the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities was conferred State Awards for empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,2019. State Awards were given for outstanding achievements in the respective fields in the following categories: Self-Employed, Outstanding Employee with disability, Role Model, Creation of Barrier free environment, Outstanding Sports Person with disabilities, Best Organization working for the cause of disability, Parent organization, and Best Self Help group etc. Publication of a Compendium containing materials related to persons with disabilities-ANNUAL SFURAN 2019 was made on 3rd December 2019

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Three days residential training for Social Worker of DCPU, SAAs & PO NICs given by CARA on 07.08.2019 to 09.08.2019 at ATI, Salt Lake

Three days residential training for Social Worker of DCPU, SAAs & PO NICs given by CARA on 07.08.2019 to 09.08.2019 at ATI, Salt Lake

Five days residential training Phase-II of newly recruited Social Worker Member, JJB on 19.08.2019 to 23.08.2019 at ICMARD Building

Five days residential training Phase-II of newly recruited Social Worker Member, JJB on 19.08.2019 to 23.08.2019 at ICMARD Building

Capacity Building handholding support to Counsellors under ICPS on 28.08.2019 at Bikash Bhavan

Capacity Building handholding support to Counsellors under ICPS on 28.08.2019 at Bikash Bhavan

Annual General Meeting of SCPS on 17.07.2019

Annual General Meeting of SCPS on 17.07.2019


The Ninth Annual General Meeting of SCPS was held in the 10 th floor conference hall of Bikash Bhavan. Hon’ble Minister (Independent Charge) chaired the meeting and it was convened by Director, CRT. Senior officers from the Department and the Directorate, SCPS personnel, Officers from other line Departments, Representatives from different NGOs were present in the meeting. Discussions on annual activities of SCPS and financial audit were carried out. Annual report of SCPS (2018-2019), IEC materials on Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and Guidelines for Support Persons under Section 39 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 were launched by Honorable MOS in the meeting.

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Video Conference on ICPS Accounts related issues on 25.07.2019

Video Conference on ICPS Accounts related issues on 25.07.2019


A video conference on accounts related issues of DCPUs, SAAs, GO & NGO run CCIs was held with DSWO, DCPU and Accounts personnel of DCPUs, SAAs and CCIs.

5 day’s training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson & Members – Phase II (Districts – Bankura, Birbhum, Howrah, Hooghly, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, North 24 Parganas & South 24 Parganas) on 22.07.2019 to 26.07.2019

5 day’s training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson & Members – Phase II (Districts – Bankura, Birbhum, Howrah, Hooghly, Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, North 24 Parganas & South 24 Parganas) on 22.07.2019 to 26.07.2019


Five day’s training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson and Members were organised by SCPS at Seva Kendra, Kolkata. The training was conducted in a participatory manner incorporating different legislatures, child psychology and policies on child protection plan, linkage with allied legislations e.g. PCMA, 2006, CLPRA (Amendment), 2016, ITPA, 1986, Roll of the CWC training, record keeping, record keeping & MIS, maintenance of registers, CTS, submission of the reports to appropriate authorities, visit to CCI and SAA, challenges faced in the implementation of the J.J.Act, 2015, assessing own mental health, self care, mental health of children, skill practice etc.
Number of participants: 40

5 day’s training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson & Members – Phase II (Districts – Coochbehar, Dakshin & Uttar Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Murshidabad, Purba & Paschim Bardhaman) on 29.07.2019 to 02.08.2019

5 day’s training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson & Members – Phase II (Districts – Coochbehar, Dakshin & Uttar Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri, Malda, Murshidabad, Purba & Paschim Bardhaman) on 29.07.2019 to 02.08.2019


Five day’s training of newly recruited CWC Chairperson and Members were organised by SCPS at Seva Kendra, Kolkata. The training was conducted in a participatory manner incorporating different legislatures, child psychology and policies on child protection plan, linkage with allied legislations e.g. PCMA, 2006, CLPRA (Amendment), 2016, ITPA, 1986, Roll of the CWC training, record keeping, record keeping & MIS, maintenance of registers, CTS, submission of the reports to appropriate authorities, visit to CCI and SAA, challenges faced in the implementation of the J.J.Act, 2015, assessing own mental health, self care, mental health of children, skill practice etc.
Number of participants: 40

Capacity building on RRRI for stakeholders on 10.06.2019

Capacity building on RRRI for stakeholders on 10.06.2019


A training was conducted through VC at Bikash Bhavan Conference Hall for the DCPOs, PO-IC and the CCI Superintendents on restoration, repatriation, recent SOPs and guidance on trafficking and on CPC repairing and maintaining template.

Half Yearly Performance Review Meeting With SAAs & DCPU of South Zone on 18.06.2019 – 19.06.2019

Half Yearly Performance Review Meeting With SAAs & DCPU of South Zone on 18.06.2019 – 19.06.2019


Two days orientation cum review meeting on adoption, sponsorship and SAA CCI Linkage from 18th to 19th June, 2019 for SAAs and DCPUs of ten districts of South Bengal Zone was held at Saikatabas, Old Digha, Purba Medinipur.
Number of participants: 45

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Half Yearly Performance Review Meeting With SAAs & DCPU of North Zone on 27.06.2019 – 28.06.2019

Half Yearly Performance Review Meeting With SAAs & DCPU of North Zone on 27.06.2019 – 28.06.2019


Two days orientation cum review meeting on adoption, sponsorship and SAA CCI Linkage from 27th to 28th June, 2019 for SAAs and DCPUs of thirteen districts of North Bengal Zone was held at Binoy Bhavan Auditorium, B.R. Ambedkar Institute of Panchayet & Rural Development, Kalyani, Nadia.
Number of participants: 38

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Report on Orientation & Training Programme for functionaries of Shelter for Urban Homeless & Govt officials on 14th june 2019

Report on Orientation & Training Programme for functionaries of Shelter for Urban Homeless & Govt officials on 14th june 2019


Orientation & Training Programme for functionaries of Shelter for Urban Homeless & Govt officials scheduled for the month of June 2019 in the Administrative Calendar was held on 14 th June, 2019, at the Conference Hall, Suvanna, Salt Lake. Supervisors of Shelter for Urban Homeless, officials from Director of Social Welfare and other officials attended the training programme.

Training of counsellor’s training under ICPS on 02.05.2019-07.05.2019

Training of counsellor’s training under ICPS on 02.05.2019-07.05.2019


Six days training of Counsellors of DCPU, CCI namely phase-II of batch-III from Bankura, Birbhum, Purba Bardhaman, Purulia, Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas was organised by DCPU-Birbhum,SCPS and DCRT in collaboration with UNICEF in Bolpur, Birbhum. Sammikhani being the technical agency, the training was made participatory.
Total no. of participants: 28

Video Conference on ICPS related issues on 10.05.2019

Video Conference on ICPS related issues on 10.05.2019


A video conference on registration status of CCIs was held with the district authority and with NGO secretary to submit the necessary documents for completion to expedite the registration process.

Video Conference on ICPS related issues on 15.05.2019

Video Conference on ICPS related issues on 15.05.2019


A video conference on registration status of CCIs was held with the district authority and with NGO secretary to submit the necessary documents for completion to expedite the registration process.

Nurse training on professional child care methods on 23.05.2019-24.05.2019

Nurse training on professional child care methods on 23.05.2019-24.05.2019


Two day training on professional child care methods for the nurses of the specialised Adoption Agencies was carried out at ICMARD building. Doctors from the Dept. of health and Family Welfare were invited to facilitate the technical sessions.

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Training of counsellor’s training under ICPS on 27.05.2019-02.05.2019

Training of counsellor’s training under ICPS on 27.05.2019-02.05.2019


Six days training of Counsellors of DCPU, CCI namely phase-III of batch-2 from Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Dakhin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Malda, North 24 Parganas, Uttar Dinajpur was organised by SCPS and DCRT in collaboration with UNICEF in Kolkata. Sammikhani being the technical agency, the training was conducted in a participatory way.
Total no. of participants: 30

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Report on Training and Orientation Open Shelters with officials and different stakeholders on 29/05/2019 & 30/05/2019

Report on Training and Orientation Open Shelters with officials and different stakeholders on 29/05/2019 & 30/05/2019


Training & Orientation of Officials of Open Shelter scheduled for the month of May 2019 in the Administrative Calendar was held on 29 th & 30 th May, 2019, at Conference Hall, Suvanna, Salt Lake. Officials from DCRT, DCPU officials, Co-ordinators of Open Shelter and other officials attended the training programme.

Report on Training of Manager’s of Vagrants' Home on 28.05.2019

Report on Training of Manager’s of Vagrants' Home on 28.05.2019


Training & Orientation of Managers of Vagrants’ Home scheduled for the month of May 2019 in the Administrative Calendar was held on 28 th May, 2019, at Purta Bhaban, Salt Lake. Managers of all Vagrants’ Home attended the meeting

Report on Review Meeting on Functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless with officials and different stakeholders

Report on Review Meeting on Functioning of Open Shelters with officials and different stakeholders

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 25.02.2019 - 02.03.2019

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 25.02.2019 - 02.03.2019


Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills Six days training of Counsellors of DCPU, CCI namely phase-III of batch- 1 from Kolkata, Murshidabad, Howrah, Hooghly, and Nadia, Paschim Medinipur was organised by SCPS and DCRT in collaboration with UNICEF in Kolkata. Sammikhani being the technical agency, the training was conducted in a participatory way.
Total no. of participants: 30

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Handholding support to counsellor under ICPS on 06.03.2019

Handholding support to counsellor under ICPS on 06.03.2019


A one day handholding support to counsellors under ICPS on specific psychological problems of children that they are dealing with in Child Care Institutions was organised through Video Conference.

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 12.03.2019 - 17.03.2019

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 12.03.2019 - 17.03.2019


Six days training of Counsellors of DCPU, CCI namely phase-II of batch-2 from Alipurduar, Coochbehar, Dakshin Dinajpur, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Malda, North 24 Parganas, Uttar Dinajpur was organised by SCPS and DCRT in collaboration with UNICEF in Kolkata. Sammikhani being the technical agency, the training was conducted in a participatory way.
Total no. of participants: 30

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State Level Orientation on Adoption on 14.03.2019

State Level Orientation on Adoption on 14.03.2019


A State level Orientation programme for DSWOs, DCPOs, PO-NICs, and SAA Coordinators of South Bengal districts was organised in collaboration with CARA at Stadel. The programme was on Adoption, SAA-CCI linkage and CARINGS.
Total no. of participants: 82

Handholding support to counsellor under ICPS on 18.03.2019

Handholding support to counsellor under ICPS on 18.03.2019


A one day handholding support to counsellors under ICPS on specific psychological problems of children that they are dealing with in Child Care Institutions was organised through Video Conference.

Training of SAA functionaries on primary counselling skills on 25.03.2019-26.03.2019

Training of SAA functionaries on primary counselling skills on 25.03.2019-26.03.2019


wo day training of SAA functionaries of North Bengal districts on primary counselling skills was organised by SARA. The technical agency was Samikshani.
Total no.of participants: 22

Meeting of Executive Committee of SCPS, WB on 27.03.2019

Meeting of Executive Committee of SCPS, WB on 27.03.2019


A meeting of the Executive Committee of SCPS was held at the conference hall of Bikash Bhavan. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Sanghamitra Ghosh, Secretary, Dept. of WCD&SW, Government of West Bengal and convened by Ms. Richa Misra, Director, CRT, Government of West Bengal. Senior Officers of the Department of WCD & SW and Directorate of Child Rights and Trafficking, officials from SCPS, UNICEF were present in the meeting. The meeting was held based on the following agendas:
- Review of Activities of ICPS.
- Review of proposals (2019-2020)approved by PSC

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Training of SAA functionaries on primary counselling skills on 27.03.2019-28.03.2019

Training of SAA functionaries on primary counselling skills on 27.03.2019-28.03.2019


Two day training of SAA functionaries of South Bengal districts on primary counselling skills was organised by SARA. The technical agency was Samikshani.
Total no.of participants: 22

Training of newly recruited CWC chairperson & members on 05.02.2019-09.02.2019

Training of newly recruited CWC chairperson & members on 05.02.2019-09.02.2019


Five day training of newly recruited CWC chairperson and members was organised by SCPS in ICMARD building. It was a five day detailed orientation programme where the child protection policies, legislatures, child psychology were oriented by experienced persons in the field of child protection.
Total No. of Participants:52

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Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 12.02.2019-17.02.2019

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 12.02.2019-17.02.2019


Six days training of Counsellors of DCPU, CCI namely phase-I of batch-III from Bankura, Birbhum, Purba Bardhaman, Purulia, Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas was organised by DCPU-Birbhum,SCPS and DCRT in collaboration with UNICEF in Bolpur, Birbhum. Sammikhani being the technical agency, the training was conducted in a participatory way. Total no. of participants: 28

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Training of newly recruited JJB social worker & members on 18.02.2019-22.02.2019

Training of newly recruited JJB social worker & members on 18.02.2019-22.02.2019


Five day training of newly recruited JJB Social Workers was organised by SCPS in ICMARD building. It was a five day detailed orientation programme where the child protection policies, legislatures, child psychology, criminal procedures were oriented by experienced persons in the field of child protection.
Total No. of Participants: 26

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Video conference on PSC proposals of SCPS with all districts on 19.02.2019

Video conference on PSC proposals of SCPS with all districts on 19.02.2019


A video conference with DSWOs and DCPOs of all the districts was held to seek new proposals from the districts for approval in Project Sanction Committee of SCPS for the financial year 2019-2020.

Video Conference with the districts on CCI related issues along with SCPCR on 20.02.2019

Video Conference with the districts on CCI related issues along with SCPCR on 20.02.2019


A video conference with DSWOs, Home Superintendents and DCPOs of all the districts was held to discuss on CCI related issues. Chairperson and Member of West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights were also present in the Video Conference.

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 25.02.2019-02.03.2019

Training of counsellors under ICPS on primary counselling skills on 25.02.2019-02.03.2019


Six days training of Counsellors of DCPU, CCI namely phase-III of batch-II from Kolkata, Murshidabad, Howrah, Hooghly, and Nadia, Paschim Medinipur was organised by SCPS and DCRT in collaboration with UNICEF in Kolkata. Sammikhani being the technical agency, the training was conducted in a participatory way.
Total no. of participants: 30

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Meeting of Project Sanction Committee of SCPS on 27.02.2019

Meeting of Project Sanction Committee of SCPS on 27.02.2019


A meeting of Project Sanctioning Committee of SCPS was held at Conference Hall, 10th Floor, Bikash Bhavan for approval of new proposal for FY 2019-2020. The meeting was presided by Ms. Sanghamitra Ghosh, Secretary, Dept. of WCD&SW, Gov. of West Bengal, convened by Ms. Richa Misra, Director, CRT. Senior Officials from the Directorate, Department and other Directorates of the Department were present in the meeting. A brief presentation on new proposals was shared and discussed during the meeting.

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Meeting of Governing body of SARA on 28.02.2019

Meeting of Governing body of SARA on 28.02.2019


A Governing body meeting of SARA was held in the conference hall at Conference Hall, 10th Floor, Bikash Bhavan on the following agenda:
- Effective date with regard to child adoption leave.
- Presence of Govt. pleader before Hon’ble Dist. Judge in adoption cases in Cooch Behar district.
- Effective measures to reduce pendency of adoption cases in the District Courts.
- Non-availability of BERA test facility in all districts of W.B.
- Issuing letter for Birth Registration within five (5) days.
- Review of the steps taken to implement cradle (palna) at hospitals, maternity homes, nursing homes etc. of districts

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Review Meeting on Functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless with officials and different stakeholders on 30.01.2019

Review Meeting on Functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless with officials and different stakeholders on 30.01.2019


Quarterly review meeting on functioning of Shelter for Urban Homeless scheduled for the month of January 2019 in the Administrative Calendar was held on 30th January, 2019, at Conference Hall of Jalasampad Bhaban, Salt Lake, Ground Floor, NGO functionaries, Supervisors of Shelter for Urban Homeless, Representatives of Municipal Corporations and other government officials attended the meeting.

Review Meeting on Functioning of Open Shelters with officials and different stakeholders on 29.01.2019

Review Meeting on Functioning of Open Shelters with officials and different stakeholders on 29.01.2019


Quarterly review meeting on functioning of Open Shelter scheduled for the month of January 2019 in the Administrative Calendar was held on 29th January, 2019, at Conference Hall of Jalasampad Bhaban, Salt Lake, Ground Floor. DSWOs, DCPU officials, NGO functionaries, Co-ordinators and Social Workers of Open Shelter attended the meeting.

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