color chooserblueRedGreenOrangePurple
Font ResizeFont DecreaseRevert font size to defaultIncrease font size
OOPS. Your Flash player is missing or outdated.Click here to update your player so you can see this content.
You are here: Home Legal Instruments Schemes and Initiatives Central Ministries Social Justice and Empowerment

Search within the Web Portal Punarbhava
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:57

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is entrusted with the welfare, social justice and empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized section of the society like Scheduled Caste, Backward Classes, Person with Disabilities, Aged Persons, 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 main stream of development by making them self-reliant.

Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

The 'Disability Division' of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been 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 persons with disabilities (PwDs) ". 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 SJE. The decision to create a separate Department for PwDs within the M/o SJE 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.

Two departments were 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 Empowerment of PwDs (Divyangjan)

New Address -

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Department of Empowerment of PwDs

5th Floor, Paryavaran Bhawan

CGO Complex, New Delhi – 110003

Last Updated on Monday, 03 April 2017 17:05

Quick Links and Latest Updates

Schemes Empanelment of more hospitals for cochlear implant surgery under ADIP scheme - May 5, 2016 | The National Trust - Prerna | Sambhav (Aids and Assistive Devices) | National Trust Scheme Management System | 2500 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities 2016-17
For Hearing Impaired Test your Hearing | Jobs
Resources Promoting Inclusive Teacher Education Series | Open File on Inclusive Education | Inclusion From The Start | Indian Sign Language Interpreters Directory | Guidelines for Assessment of Extent of Disability and Certification of Specified DisabilitiesNew
Legal Instruments Rights of PwDs Act 2016 | Guidelines for PwDs to respect the National Anthem | Draft RPwD Rules 2017New| New Central Sector Plan Scheme of Free Coaching for Students with DisabilitiesNew| DoPT Instructions regd. reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities Jan 15, 2018New
Punarbhava Acknowledgements UNESCO Global Report | Planning Commission, GoI's Working Group Report on Science and Technology for Vulnerable Sections of Society | Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009-10
Misc. Accessibility Statement | Punarbhava Poster | District Information System for Education | Unique Disability ID (UDID) | ISL Dictionary | Suggestions from public for formulation of Rules under Rights of PwDs Act 2016 | Vision Document - 2030 DEPwDs | ISLRTC - List of Deaf Schools | Notification - Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2017New| Scholarships for Students with DisabilitiesNew| National Award for Empowerment of PwDs 2017New

Valid W3C XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS