Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Subsequently, the name of the Ministry was changed to the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in May, 1998.
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In the year 1985-86, the erstwhile Ministry of Welfare was bifurcated into the Department of Women and Child Development and the Department of Welfare. Simultaneously, the Scheduled Castes Development Division, Tribal Development Division and the Minorities and Backward Classes Welfare Division were moved from the Ministry of Home Affairs and also the Wakf Division from the Ministry of Law to form

the then Ministry of Welfare. Further, in October, 1999, the Tribal Development Division had moved out to form a separate Ministry of Tribal Affairs. In January, 2007, the Minorities Division along with Wakf Unit have been moved out of the Ministry and formed as a separate Ministry and the Child Development Division has gone to the Ministry of Women & Child Development. Though the subject of "Disability" figures in the State List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution, The Government of India has always been proactive in the disability sector. It is not only running seven National Institutes (NIs) dealing with various types on disabilities and seven Composite Regional Centers (CRCs), which provide rehabilitation services to PwDs and run courses for rehabilitation professional but also funds a large number of NGOs for similar services and also a National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation (NHFDC) which provides loans at concessional rates of interest to PwDs for self-employment. Besides, the Union Government is a party to (i) Proclamation on the Full Participation and Equality of People with Disabilities in the Asian and the Pacific Region - adopted at Beijing in December, 1992, and (ii) The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which came into effect in May, 2008. The subject has received attention in various States Governments in varying degrees. At the Central level also disability being one of the several responsibilities of the M/o SJ&E, and being looked after by just one bureau, has resulted in inadequate attention, as most of its time and energy is spent only on implementing Ministry's own schemes, meeting their expenditure and physical targets, and organising annual time-bound activities like the National Awards for empowerment of PwDs. In the above background, it was stated in the 11th Five Year Plan that "The 'Disability Division' of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment will be strengthened by converting it into a separate Department, so that it can liaise effectively with all the other concerned Ministries/Departments and fulfill its responsibilities towards the disabled". Looking to the specialised nature of the subject on "Disability", the wide ranging work to be done in the light of the UNCRPT, and the inadequacy of existing implementation structure, the time has now come to upgrade the existing Disability Bureau in the M/o SJ&E. The decision to create a separate Department of Disability Affairs within the M/o SJ&E was taken up by the Government, in principle on 3rd January, 2012. This was also announced by the President before both houses of Parliament on 12th March, 2012. Now the two departments have been created under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment vide notification dated 12.5.2012, namely:-

1) Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (Samajik Nyaya aur Adhikarita Vibhag)
2) Department of Disability Affairs (Nishaktata Karya Vibhag)

17/04/2024

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17/04/2024

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16/04/2024

Let’s spread awareness about the rights of transgender community and support them throughout!

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16/04/2024

Respect and support are important pillars in providing welfare services to transgender persons.

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15/04/2024

Being an ally to transgender individuals involves actively supporting and advocating for their rights, dignity, and well-being.

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15/04/2024

Challenge transphobic jokes, language, and behavior when you encounter them. Use your privilege to intervene and educate others about the harmful impact of transphobia.

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15/04/2024

As trangender persons it's important to prioritize your mental health and well-being, and to seek help and support when needed.

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"On 14th April, let's commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti by paying floral tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution,...
14/04/2024

"On 14th April, let's commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti by paying floral tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. His vision and contributions continue to inspire us today and shape a more inclusive society. "

"14 अप्रैल को, हम डॉ. बी.आर. अम्बेडकर को उनकी जयंती पर फूलों की श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करके उनकी यादों को समर्पित करें। उनके दृष्टिकोण और योगदान आज भी हमें प्रेरित कर रहे हैं और एक समावेशी समाज की ओर अग्रसर कर रहे हैं। #अम्बेडकरजयंती #समानता #प्रेरणा"
PMO India Narendra Modi Amit Shah Dr. Virendra Kumar Ramdas Athawale A Narayanaswamy Pratima Bhoumik MyGovIndia Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India National Institute of Social Defence - NISD Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India Nskfdc Delhi Nsfdc Delhi

"संविधान निर्माता, समाजिक न्याय के पुरोधा - डॉ. बी.आर. अम्बेडकर जी की जयंती पर हम सभी समानता और अधिकारों की उनकी लड़ाई क...
14/04/2024

"संविधान निर्माता, समाजिक न्याय के पुरोधा - डॉ. बी.आर. अम्बेडकर जी की जयंती पर हम सभी समानता और अधिकारों की उनकी लड़ाई को याद करते हैं। उनका संदेश हमें आज भी प्रेरित करता है। 📘✊ #अम्बेडकरजयंती #समानताकेलिएसंघर्ष #ज्ञानकीशक्ति"
PMO India Narendra Modi Amit Shah Dr. Virendra Kumar Ramdas Athawale A Narayanaswamy Pratima Bhoumik MyGovIndia Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India National Institute of Social Defence - NISD Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India Nskfdc Delhi Nsfdc Delhi

"Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the democracy and advocate for justice, envisioned a nation where equality thrives. His legacy teach...
13/04/2024

"Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the democracy and advocate for justice, envisioned a nation where equality thrives. His legacy teaches us the power of resilience and the importance of fighting for justice. 📘✊

Let us all come together to pay tribute to him on his birth anniversary on 14th April.

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PMO India Narendra Modi Amit Shah Dr. Virendra Kumar Ramdas Athawale A Narayanaswamy Pratima Bhoumik MyGovIndia Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India National Institute of Social Defence - NISD Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India Nskfdc Delhi Nsfdc Delhi

13/04/2024

Open dialogue, education and empathy is a path to change people’s perception of Transgender Community, let’s strive to bring that change!

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13/04/2024

Take the time to learn about transgender person identities, experiences, and issues.

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"The National Entrance Test (NETS) for SHRESHTA is happening on 11 May 2024, and here's your chance to pave the way for ...
12/04/2024

"The National Entrance Test (NETS) for SHRESHTA is happening on 11 May 2024, and here's your chance to pave the way for a brighter future! Registration is completely FREE!
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PMO India Narendra Modi Amit Shah Dr. Virendra Kumar Ramdas Athawale A Narayanaswamy Pratima Bhoumik MyGovIndia Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India National Institute of Social Defence - NISD Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India Nskfdc Delhi Nsfdc Delhi

12/04/2024

Let's foster understanding and acceptance for transgender persons

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"Remembering the visionary social reformer Jyotirao Phule on his Jayanti today. His legacy of empowerment, equality, and...
11/04/2024

"Remembering the visionary social reformer Jyotirao Phule on his Jayanti today. His legacy of empowerment, equality, and education continues to inspire generations. "

PMO India Narendra Modi Amit Shah Dr. Virendra Kumar Ramdas Athawale A Narayanaswamy Pratima Bhoumik MyGovIndia Press Information Bureau - PIB, Government of India National Institute of Social Defence - NISD Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation Nsfdc Delhi Nbcfdc

11/04/2024

It is crucial to have a safe and secured environment to blossom in every phase of your life. Garima Grehs are just that for the transgender community!

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