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The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is entrusted with the welfare, social Justice and empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized section of the society viz. Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, and Victims of Drug Abuse etc.

Basic objective of the policies, programmes, law and institution of the Indian welfare system is to bring the target groups into the mainstream of development by making them self-reliant.

The Ministry is headed by Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Cabinet Minister and ably assisted by three Ministers-of-State namely Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar,Shri Ramdas Athawale and Shri Rattan Lal Kataria .

 

There are two departments viz. Department of Social Justice and Empowerment and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Smt. Nilam Sawhney (IAS, AP:1984) is the Secretary of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment. Ms. Shakuntala D. Gamlin(IAS, AGMUT:1984) is the Secretary of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Ms. Upma Srivastava(IAS, SK:88) is the Additional Secretary of Department of Social Justice & Empowerment.

The Bureau Head wise Allocation of work in Department of Social Justice and Empowerment is as follows:-

 

S.No.

Name (Shri/Ms)

Designation

Work allocated

1.

Shri. Surendra Singh

Joint Secretary (Admin)

All matters related to
i.Administration(Estt. and Cash Sections)
ii.Coordination, Parliament, Official Language
iii. General Administration
iv.Public Grievances (CPGRAMS), Facilitation/RTI Cell, CR Section
v.SCD-III Section (Grants-in-aid to NGOs)
vi.R.L. Cell
vii.Corporate Cell (Reservation for SCs , Affirmative Action including reservation in Private Sector)
viii.Joint Cadre NCSC-SJE
ix. Media & Publicity
Member Secretary (Dr. Ambedkar Foundation & Babu Jagjivan Ram Foundation)

2.

Shri Ram Prasad Meena

Joint Secretary (SCD-A & BC) 

Backward Class Division(BC):
i. BC- I , II & III sections including DNT
ii.National Commission for Backward Classes(NCBC), National Backward Class Financial Develoment Corporation(NBCFDC)
iii.Commission for Sub-Categorization of Backward Classes(CESOB)

Scheduled Caste Development-A (SCD-A) Division:
i. Venture Capital Fund, Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Castes (AWSC), Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for SC, Assistance to State SCD Corporation
ii.All related matters of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial and Dr. Ambedkar International Centre
iii.National Scheduled Caste Finance Development Corporation(NSFDC)
iv.All matters of NCSC except Jt. Cadre NCSC-SJE
v. Report Implementation of NCSC

3.

Ms. Kalyani Chadha

Joint Secretary (SCD-B)

SCD-B Division:
SC Scholarship Schemes, Hostels pertaining to Scheduled Caste Students, Top Class Education, Free Coaching Scheme for SCs, Overseas Scholarships for SCs, National Fellowships for SCs, Corporate Cell(PMAGY), SCA to SCSP, Standing Committee, EFC and SFC pertaining to these matters

4.

Smt. Rashmi Chowdhary

Joint Secretary (SD/PCR(PoA) Act) & CVO

All the matters related to Social Defence(SD) Division:
i. Senior Citizens, Rashtriya Vayoshree Yojana
ii. Drugs Abuse/Policy/Survey
iii.Transgenders, Beggary and Online NGO Portal related to Drug Abuse & Senior Citizens
iv.Narmada Rehabilitation and Resettlement matters
v. PCR(PoA) Act
vi. Vigilance

 .

5.

Ms. Yogita Swaroop

Economic Adviser

All matters relating to Plan Division:
i. Skill Development, Cabinet/EFC/SFC Notes of other Ministries , Reports relating to UN/ILO/ESCAP and other UN bodies, Materials for Economy Survey/ Yojana, Miscellaneous Work relating to Parliament Questions/ Public Grievances/VIP References/ RTI etc. relating to Plan Division
ii.Work relating to recommendations of Group of Secretaries viz. (a) Drawing up of Departmental Action Plan (b) Monitoring progress of Departmental Action Plans (c) Monitoring progress of DAP 2015-16
iii.SRMS, NSKFDC and RI Cell(NCSK component)

6.

Shri. M.K. Ujjainia

Deputy Director General

Evaluation Studies of Social Audit Scheme of this Department, Handbook/All Statistics related matters , Output-outcome framework, Gender Budget and other related issues, Preparation of Annual Report, Miscellaneous Work relating to Parliament Questions/ Public Grievances/VIP References/ RTI etc. relating to Statistics Division

 

7. Shri Sanjay Pandey Joint Secretary &
Financial Advisor
Integrated Finance Division & Budget Section
8. Ms. Sofia Dahiya Chief Controller of Accounts

 i. All duties & Responsibilities mentioned in Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 5(6)/L&C/2006 dated 01.06.2006

 ii.Matters related to Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) of D/o SJ&E

 

Link arrangements among the above officers shall be as under:-

 

S.No.

Officer

1st Link Officer 2nd Link Officer

1.

JS(Admn./Cdn./ FC & RTI / Parl./ OL /RL Cell / Media/ Corporate Cell (part)), & Member Secretary(DAF & BJRNF) JS(SD / RR/PCR(PoA) Act) JS (BC & SCD-A)

2.

JS(SD/Vig./PCR(PoA)) JS(Admn.)

JS(SCD-B)

3.

JS (BC & SCD-A) JS(SCD-B) JS(Admn.)

4.

JS(SCD-B) JS (BC & SCD-A)

JS(SD)

5.

DDG

Economic Adviser

JS(Admn.)

6.

Economic Adviser

DDG

JS(Admn.)

 

 


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