The Directorate of Social Welfare is entrusted with the implementation of various schemes and Acts which are aimed at delivering services and ameliorating the condition of Women, Senior citizens and various other marginalised sections of the society.
The job responsibilities of the Directorate of Social Welfare are guided by the Acts of Government of India and the State Government and schemes Sponsored by the Central and the State Government.
A brief report on implementation of important schemes and Acts are as follows :
Unmarried girl students with family income upto Rs. 1,20.000/- in urban areas from 13 years of age to 18 years are given a scholarship of Rs. 750/ year.
One time stipend of Rs. 25,000/- is provided if such students as above are continuing their studies after attaining 18 years.
Acentral sector scheme for the Welfare of Older Persons with the aim of improving the quality of their lives.
Target group : Individuals aged 60 years and above, particularly the infirm, destitute and widows.
Old age homes: Run by NGOs with Central funding support andrecommendation and monitoring of the State Government.
The State has 22 Old Age Homes run in collaboration with NGOs and one Government home for Old Infirm Political Sufferers and destitute at South Garia.
Each Unit consists of 25 inmates
Coverage : 525 beneficiaries in 2015-16
Mobile Medical care units for geriatric care run by NGOs in remote rural or urben slum areas
Service provided : health check up and medicine distribution
MULTI SERVICE CENTRE (MSC): Day Care Centre for the destitute elderly persons in the age group of 60 years and above.
Capacity of one unit : 50 persons
Service components : recreation, health care and food (tiffin).
Currently there are 18 units run by 9 NGOs
Regional Resource and Training centre : Calcutta Metripolitan institute of Gerontology
Service Providers : Non Government Organisations
Funds : Government of India ,MSJE
Scope of Activity : awareness generation and educating people about the ill effects of substance abuse on the individual , family and society at large ; identification, motivation ,counselling and running de-addiction and after care centres.
Capacity : 15 to 30 bedded treatment cum rehabilitation centres. Currently there are 10 such centres.
RRTC : Run by : The Calcutta Samaritans
|Sl. No||Organisation Name|
|1.||ARADHANA SOCIAL & DEV. ORG.|
|2.||MUKTI REHABILITATION CENTRE|
|3.||BAHARGRAM SARBAHARA UNNAYAN SANGHA|
|4.||SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION OF YOUTH & MASSES|
|6.||BIKASHBHARATI WELFARE SOCIETY|
|7.||SIR SAIYAD GROUP OF SCHOOLS|
|8.||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & RESEARCH INSTITUTE|
|9.||ELMHIRST INSTITUTE OF COMMUNITY STUDIES|
|10.||WEST BENGAL VOLUNTARYT HEALTH ASSOCIATION|
|11.||W.B.S.C.T & MINORITY WELFARE ASSOCIATION|
|12.||PRABUDDHA BHARATI SISHUTIRTHA|
Grant proposals for this scheme is also required to be routed through the Directorate of Social Welfare to the State Government and there from to the Government of India for sanction.
Objective : Central Sector Sheme for Welfare of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
Service Providers : NGOs , Interventions :
District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRC)-
In West Bengal there are 16 DDRC which have been earmarked to run in 16 districts. The programme have been entrusted for screening, identification, certification of persons with disabilities, also for properly monitoring ADIP scheme, implementation and looking after all disability related matter as desired by the District Management Team with District Magistrate as the head.
|JANASIKSHA PRACHAR KENDRA||VILLAGE WELFARE SOCIATY|
|ALL BENGAL WOMEN'S UNION||INSTITUTE FOR MOTIVATING SELF EMPLOYMENT|
|KARIMPUR S.W. SOCIETY||NEW BHARATI CLUB|
|NIMTOURI TAMLUK UNNAYAN SAMITY||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE|
|ELMHIRST INSTITUTE OF COMMUNITY STUDIES||NORTH BENGAL PEOPLES DEVELOPMENT CENTRE|
|NABADIGANTA||ALL INDIA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE|
|W.B.S.C.T & MINORITY WELFARE ASSOCIATION||PALLIKATHA|
|SOCIO LEGAL INFORMATION CENTRE||HARIPUR DR. AMBEDKAR JANASEVA MISSION|
|SAUJATYA||GANA UNNAYAN PARISHAD|
|MALIPUKUR SAMAJ UNNAYAN SAMITY||SOCIETY FOR EQUITABLE VOLUNTARY ACTION|
|GARDEN REACH SLUM DEVELOPMENT||SEBA SANGHA MAHILA SAMITY|
Scheme for Prevention of Trafficking and Rescue, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration of Victims of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Funded by : the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India
Social Welfare/Women and Child Welfare Department of State Government, Urban Local Bodies,
Reputed Public/Private Trust or Voluntary Organizations.
THE COMPONENTS OF SCHEME
|Date||Activities & Events||View Details|
|15.06.2017||Observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, 2017|
|12.06.2017||Meeting with DSWOs, 2017|
|18.05.2017||Orientation Meeting on Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place Act,2013|
|08.03.2017||Celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2017|
|22.02.2017||Three days training on specialised care for children affected by drug abuse & allied issues|
|01.10.2016||Celebration of International Day of Older Persons on the 1st of October , 2016 at Swapnabhor, Senior Citizens’ Park and Rabindratirtha Rajarhat.|
|08.03.2016||Celebration of International Women’s Day 2016|
|24.01.2016||Celebration of National Girl Child Day 2016.|
Directorate of Social Welfare
Address : Shaishali Building, Saltlake, Sector 1, Kolkata
Pin Code : 700064
Contact : 033-2479-3940