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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

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About Directorate of Social Welfare

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 :

Schems

  • Kanyashree Prakalpa

    Launched in the year 2013 by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal Kanyashree is a scheme for conditional cash transfer directly to beneficiary Bank Accounts that aims at protecting and empowering adolescent girls by focusing on the twin objectives of ensuring retention in school, and delaying their age of marriage. The Director of Social Welfare is in charge of implementing the Scheme in Kolkata with the Help of the District Project Management Unit.

    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.

  • Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP)

    This is a Central Sector Scheme is wholly funded by the Government of India for the Welfare of Older Persons and aims at improving the quality of their lives, the target group being the individuals aged 60 years and above, particularly the infirm, destitute and widows. Under this programme Old age homes run by NGOs are provided Central funding support on basis of the recommendation of the State Government. The State has 23 Old Age Homes run in collaboration with NGOs and one Government home for Old Infirm Political Sufferers and Destitute at South Garia. Mobile Medical care units and Day care Centres for geriatric care are also run by NGOs. The Directorate of Social welfare is looking after monitoring and processing of Grant proposal for the whole state.

    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 Provider NGOs:-

    1. SAINPUKUR MATRI SEVIKA SAMITY
    2. BIKRAMNAGAR UDAYAN SANGHA
    3. KALYAN BHARATI
    4. AMAR SEVA SANGHA
    5. JANASIKSHA PRACHAR KENDRA
    6. VIVEKANANDA LOKSHIKSHA NIKETAN
    7. ALL BENGAL WOMEN'S UNION
    8. CHILD & S.W. SOCIETY
    9. KARIMPUR S.W. SOCIETY
    10. CHANDRANATH BOSE SEVA SANGHA
    11. SEULIPUR UDAYAN CLUB
    12. NETAJI PATHACHAKRA
    13. NIMBARK MATH SEVA SAMITY
    14. ROYCHAK MORNING STAR CLUB
    15. VILLAGE WELFARE SOCIETY
    16. NABADIGANTA
    17. W.B.S.C.T & MINORITY WELFARE ASSOCIATION
    18. HITAL JORE KISHORIBALA DATABYA CHIKITSALAYA
    19. SOCIAL WELFARE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
    20. VIVEKANANDA LOKSIKSHA NIKETAN
    21. NEPURA RURAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY
    22. SREE RAMKRISHNA SATYANANDA ASHRAM
  • Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts ( IRCA)

    Scheme for the prevention of alcoholism and substance abuse at detoxification centres and follow up programme.

    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
    5. CALCUTTA SAMARITAN
    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
  • Deen Dayal Rehabilitation scheme (DDRS)

    This Centrally Sponsored Scheme is implemented through NGOs for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities and is funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Government of India for running of Special schools for children with special needs ( both Day care and residential) , OPDs for identification as well as referral services, providing of rehabilitation therapies etc.

    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 :

    1. Projects for pre-school and early interventions and training
    2. Special School for Mentally Challenged, Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired. (iii) Project for Cerebral Palsied children.
    3. Vocational training for the persons with disabilities.
    4. Other special components like Human Resource Development (Diploma in Special Education in Mental Retardation) Teachers’ Training Course.
    5. Half Way Home for Psychological Rehabilitation of treated and controlled mentally ill persons
    6. Innovation Programme for differently abled persons including leprosy cured persons.

    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.

  • Swadhar Greha
    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
  • Ujjwala

    This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for prevention of trafficking, rescue and rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking. The scheme is implemented through NGOs. Two NGOs, Women’s Interlink Foundation and HASUS are running Home under the scheme in West Bengal. The Directorate of Social Welfare is monitoring implementation and processes proposal for sending those to Government of India through the State Government for sanction of Grants.

    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

    IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES :

    Social Welfare/Women and Child Welfare Department of State Government, Urban Local Bodies,

    Reputed Public/Private Trust or Voluntary Organizations.

    THE COMPONENTS OF SCHEME

    1. PREVENTION

    2. RESCUE

    3. REHABILITATION

    4. RE-INTEGRATION

    5. REPATRIATION

  • District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC)

    DDRCs are entrusted with the screening, identification and certification of persons with disabilities in the districts and they also monitor the implementation of ADIP and acts as Resource Centre. DDRCs are run under the monitoring and guidance of District Monitoring Team (DMT) formed with representatives of the implementing NGO and senior officials from District Administration. There are 16 DDRCs sanctioned for West Bengal. Here also the Grants are released by the Government of India on the basis of recommendation of The Director of Social Welfare and Secretary, Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal.

  • Assistance to Disabled persons (ADIP)

    This is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for providing grant in aid to implementing Voluntary organisations for purchase fabrication and distribution of prosthetic aids, and appliances which help persons with disability to attain the capacity of independent living. Director of Social Welfare and Secretary, Department of Women Development and Social Welfare, Government of West Bengal are recommending authorities.

Our Events

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.

Contact Us


Directorate of Social Welfare

Address : Mirza Ghalib Street, 4th Floor, Block-A, Kolkata

Pin Code : 700027

Contact : 033-2479-3940