Social welfare Department

District Kupwara

(since 1981 for serving the society)

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Social welfare Department

The Social Welfare Department came into existence in the State of J&K in the year 1960 and District Social welfare office Kupwara showed its existence in 1981. Social Welfare department plays an important role in addressing problems of weaker sections of the society, Like Old Aged Persons, Women in Distress, Physically Challenged People, Mal-Nourished children Lactating and expecting women, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and other Economically Weaker Sections of the Society.

In the priority of our National Development, the commitment towards welfare of under-privileged and the down trodden, backward and vulnerable sections of the society is tremendous. The role of the Social Welfare in fulfillment of this commitment thus becomes important among the various sections and classes of our population, there is lot of deprivation and neglect and the Social Welfare Department has to be instrumental for removing the distress of these sections through amelioration and anti- poverty measures.

The Department Administers Central and State Government Schemes in the areas of women and child development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Social Security, Tribal Development and Educational upliftment of ST and OBC students. It provides direct benefit to the target groups through Scholarship, hostel facilities, reimbursement of Examination Fee etc.

The Department represents at least Four different ministries & three different commissions of Government of India and Seven Advisory Boards & two commissions of the state government in the district.

Ministries of union Government

·         Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

·         Ministry of Minority Affairs

·         Ministry of Tribal Affairs

·         Ministry of Women and Child Development

Commissions of Union Government

·         Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

·         National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR)

·         National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

·         Autonomous bodies of union Government

National Foundation for communal Harmony

Social Welfare Bodies of state Government

The different Bodies are constituted under the Social Welfare Department for provided the services to the Weaker Section of the Society.

Welfare Advisory Boards

·         Schedule Caste Development Advisory Board

·         Pahari Speaking People Development State Advisory Board

·         Social Welfare Board

·         Gujjar & Bakarwals Board

·         Other Backward Classes Advisory Board

·         State Commission for Back Classes

·         State Commission for Women

Welfare Corporations.

·         The Jammu & Kashmir SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation

·         Jammu & Kashmir Women Development Corporation

National Social Assistance Programme {NSAP}

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National Family Benefit Scheme {NFBS}

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Social Welfare Centers {SWC}

Cottage Industry centers {CIC}

State Marriage Assistance Scheme {SMAS}

Orphan Homes

·         MFI

·         MFM

National Foundation for communal harmony

·         Birth Certificate

·         Income Certificate

·         Current Study Certificate

Rehabilitation of victims of Militancy

Aaam Admi Bema Yojna (AABY)

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Contributory Social Security Scheme for marginal workers (CSSS)

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Prosthetic Aid Scheme

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Financial assistance to Gad Hanjis


·         OBC/SC/PH

o   Pre Matric

o   Post Matric

·         Minority

MOMA Scholarship Site

Stipend to ITI

Re-imbursement of Examination Fee

Grant in Aid for NGOs

District Disability Rehabilitation center {ddrC}

Organizational set up

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Government orders and rules.

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